Carletta S. Hurt

Founder and Lead Producer

IKAM Productions

Carletta S. Hurt, founder and lead producer at IKAM Productions, is an award-winning producer, passionate educator, and fierce youth advocate. Her film credits include Lee and Liza’s Family Tree (PBS/NOVA – Spring 2024). Blackjack Christmas, The Rich and the Ruthless (Season 4), Trash vs Treasure (lifestyle reality tv), Jacqueline and Jilly (feature), and Drumline. She also produces theatre and has worked with some of Hollywood’s leading ladies like Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler, Pearl Cleage, and Jasmine Guy.

Her directorial debut was the award-winning short documentary film, Clothed Minds: Black Girls in DC Schools, which highlights the negative impact of dress code policies on Black girls in DC schools. Clothed Minds has won Best Documentary (Female Voices Rock Film Festival) and Best Social Justice Film (MOM Film Fest). Her forthcoming podcast, Blackout: The Miseducation of Black Girls was a part of the 202Creates Residency program sponsored by the DC Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment with a drop date of March 2024.

Some of Hurt’s narrative work can be found on streaming platforms ALLBLK, Amazon Prime, and BET+ including Blackjack Christmas, starring acclaimed actress, Dawnn Lewis.

Hurt is a member of Documentary Producers Association (DPA), Women in Film & Video DC (WIFV), a dual member of Women in Film & Television – Atlanta (WIFTA), and New York. She is dedicated to creating a space for new, unique voices to be heard and a platform to showcase rising talent that deserve a chance especially if they are women.

Participating Sessions

Producing Towards Equity w/ IDA & Documentary Producers Alliance

Producing Toward Equity (PTE) is an interactive workshop offering filmmakers resources to dismantle outdated producing practices and rebuild ones that are more fair and just. Developed by the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) in partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA), PTE is focused on film financing and crediting through the lens of equity and inclusion, for independent documentary producers of all experience levels. The workshop is designed to provide producers...