Courtney Carter is the founder of Carter Media Group (CMG). CMG represents and partners with inclusive creators to build innovative, story-driven businesses and brands. Carter serves as manager and production partner to creator sensation Liza Koshy; culinary collective Ghetto Gastro; strategist, host, and former Obama White House advisor Carri Twigg; and comedian and writer Matt Bellassai. Carter has multiple scripted and non-scripted projects in development with her clients; including serving as an active Executive Producer for all seasons of LIZA ON DEMAND, YouTube Original's most successful show to date.
Previously, Carter served as an Agent in Digital Talent/Packaging and Brand Partnerships at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). There, she worked to package and sell multiple shows across television and digital. Prior to CAA, Courtney served as Director of Sports Management and Branded Content at ESPN, garnering multiple awards for her precedent ideation and execution of integrated marketing solutions and creative work in the advertising and branded content spaces for ESPN advertisers. Courtney began her career in ad and partnership sales working for Madison Square Garden and Major League Soccer before joining CAA.
Carter is also an active board member of Friends of the Children LA, Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation and Women In Sports and Events.
Lauren Elias is the newest Talent Manager at The Carter Media Group. Most recently she led the Influencer Partnerships and Strategy team at Ketchum for one of their largest clients; Pernod Ricard. Having found her roots in MTV’s Talent and Casting department, Lauren’s interest evolved to identify emerging, multifaceted talent with a passion for expanding their personal and professional brands. Her experience spans across numerous disciplines, from casting, talent management and branded partnerships. From there she transitioned to Viacom’s branded entertainment arm, Viacom Velocity, launching the digital talent team; quickly expanding Viacom’s co-branded efforts beyond their linear and digital properties. At Velocity, Lauren cast and helped package Velocity’s first branded content pilot, LIT, which garnered over 40 million impressions and earned coveted awards with AdWeek, The Webby’s, and more.
Lauren seeks to be at the forefront of innovation, creativity, and culture, and it is that mission that has called her to The Carter Media Group; where she will work alongside Courtney Carter in the day to day business of all CMG clients.
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