About Kristen

Kristen V. Carter is an award-winning executive producer, entrepreneur and speaker from Newark, New Jersey. She has produced for a variety of television’s top programs including HBO Max’s Legendary, OWN’s Ready to Love and NBC’s The Voice. In addition, Kristen has served as a speech writer for Viacom executives, including BET’s former CEO Debra Lee.

Kristen has a deep-rooted passion for storytelling. In 2007, she founded JazziDreamer Entertainment LLC – now rebranded as Kristen V. Carter Entertainment LLC – a multimedia company specializing in writing, development consultation and production services. Through the company, she wrote and directed the award-winning short film First Date, which airs on Magic Johnson’s cable network Aspire TV. First Date is also showcased digitally on Kweli TV.

Most recently, Kristen served as Showrunner and Executive Producer for the upcoming live gospel music celebration entitled GOSPEL Live! Presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. that premiered on PBS in February 2024. In 2022, Kristen served as an Executive Producer for the Discovery Plus four-part documentary series Profiled: The Black Man about debunking stereotypes that Black men in America face in society. The series received special recognition from the Television Academy for social justice content.

Notably, Kristen directed and showran Chase’s digital financial literacy series Hart of It All which starred Kevin Hart. Within her dual role as Showrunner and Director, she developed the series format while simultaneously overseeing creative execution from pre-production to post. She enjoys contributing to social impact programming including the 2019 Facebook live stream event National Day of Racial Healing, curated by Ava DuVernay, and the 2020 Virtual Commencement special Show Me Your Walk: HBCU Edition, which featured President Barack Obama as the honored commencement speaker.

In addition to entertainment, Kristen is actively engaged in mentorship and empowering students and professionals about self-actualization. Kristen is the founder of Trust Your Magic™, an inspirational brand that reinforces the power of honoring one’s gifts and talents. She hosts a podcast of the same name that features guests who have taken a significant leap of faith to shift their lives. Through the brand, she also facilitates an interactive workshop for freelancers and emerging entrepreneurs to catapult their lives and become six figure-plus earners.

Kristen is the recipient of many awards including San Francisco Black Film Festival’s First Time Filmmaker Award, From the Heart Productions’ Fiscal Sponsorship, and the Hanks-Miller Screenwriting Fellowship. She is also the Head of Community Engagement and Career Development for HUE You Know, a production resource group for professionals of color. The organization currently consists of 22,000+ members around the nation in various areas of production.

Kristen is a proud graduate of Hofstra University.

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