Press & Awards
C Talent is in Fast COMPANY!
“C Talent is a talent management and consultancy agency working with deaf and disabled entertainers. As someone living with a disability, Keely wanted to make navigating the creator economy and Hollywood more equitable and inclusive—and she’s doing just that at a high level by placing talent in projects from such major brands as Disney, Nike, Tiffany & Co., and Savage X Fenty. Cat-Wells’ mission has been amplified even further with influencer-marketing company Whaler acquiring C Talent.”
wethe15 winner of multiple British arrows
C Talent is proud to be a founding member of #WeThe15, a Sports Emmy Nominated campaign and winner of multiple Bronze and Silver British Arrows.
Including a Silver for Entertainment & Sports Promotions. C Talent worked on this campaigns with the International Paralympic Committee, adam&eveDDB and by Pulse Films, Untold Studios and 750mph, directed by Sam Pilling.
Other founding members include International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Disability Alliance (IDA), Special Olympics, Invictus Games Foundation, the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (Deaflympics), UN Human Rights, UNESCO, the UN SDG Action Campaign, the European Commission, The Valuable 500, Global Citizen, Global Disability Innovation Hub, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), International Disability and Development Consortium, C-Talent, Global Goals Advisory, ATscale – the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, Zero Project, and the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organisations (GAATO).
wethe15 nominated for sports emmy!
#WeThe15 has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign.
#WeThe15 was launched ahead of the 2020 (2021) paralympics and continues to this day. The campaign aims to end discrimination towards disabled people and act as a global movement campaigning for disability visibility, accessibility, inclusion and equality of rights.
C Talent is proud to be one of it’s founding members. And to have consulted on the projected, led by C Talents Executive Disability & Access Consultant Dan Edge.
our founder is headed to the White house!
Keely, our founder, has recently been chosen as a youth participant at the first Mental Health Youth Action Forum hosted by MTV Entertainment Group.
“MTV Entertainment Group, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration and 18 leading mental health nonprofits, will convene the first-ever Mental Health Youth Action Forum to drive culture from awareness to action on mental health through storytelling and media.”
“The two-day forum in Washington, D.C. will include creative and skill- building workshops, brainstorming sessions with nonprofit mentors and industry professionals, and a captivating program that will include talent and senior officials from the Biden-Harris Administration.”
“From the hundreds of applications received, there were 30 young people who stood out for their commitment to mental health activism, their digital and creative skill sets, and their deep appreciation for the possibilities that this exciting opportunity will bring. We are excited by the amazing work they will do together to drive mental health actions in their communities.”
The Valuable 500 global directory of Disability special
We are proud to announce C Talent will be listed on the Valuable Directory. We look forward to working with the Valuable 500 companies to end disability exclusion.
The Directory convenes business disability intelligence and experts from across the globe spanning 6 continents and 19 countries to assist the Valuable 500 collective in advancing disability inclusion within their businesses.
These consultants and experts boast a strong diversity of expertise within digital, physical and cognitive accessibility as well as tools for inclusive recruitment and branding practices.
With social entrepreneurship and impact investment on the rise, expanding corporate supplier diversity programs to include disability industry is a critical step towards future growth for disabled owned companies.
Founder NAMED AN ADWEEK YOUNG influential
“This year’s class of Young Influentials. In this digital cover story, we’re highlighting leaders and innovators spanning media, entertainment, marketing, tech and everything in between who are using their influence to change the way we think about branding.
Whether it’s their impressive social media reach, brand partnerships or the ethos behind their vision, they’re successfully expanding their brands’ presence and rallying for positive change in the world, all before they’ve reached 40 years of age.
Below, you’ll see some familiar faces and discover new ones to follow. We hope you enjoy this list as much as we enjoyed putting it together. —Chloé Harper Gold and Colin Daniels”
C Talent named in this years MB100
Delighted that C Talent is one of this year’s MB100, an award celebrating leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the United Nations Global Goals. Led by Meaningful Business, sponsored by EY.
Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has recognised C Talent as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2021.
The 3rd edition of the MB100, sponsored by EY, received over 500 nominations from 75 countries following a global nomination process. Curated by an expert panel of 21 judges, each nominee was scored across five key areas: Durability, Impact, Innovation, Leadership and Scope.
The 100 business leaders include corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, micro-entrepreneurs, sustainability leaders, functional heads and impact investors from 33 countries. Industries that dominate the list include healthcare, financial services, agriculture, energy and education.
cannes lions international festival of creativity
C Talent was commissioned by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to create content for LIONS Decoded, a one-day broadcast of live and on-demand content and insights, deconstructing the highest-ranked creative work in the world. Featuring behind the scenes interviews with world-leading creators.
Equal too: accurate representation matters
Jameela Jamil tells us about battling entertainment industry ableism as a performer with an invisible disability, while RJ Mitte tells us about how he purposefully normalized his disability in the early days of his career. We talk to CEO Keely Cat-Wells, who was denied an acting job due to her disability, and now runs a talent agency for disabled talent, and LA mega talent agent Eryn Brown, who herself has a disability and knows discrimination only too well, and has just started a 1 in 4’ campaign ‘aimed at instigating change in Hollywood. What will it take to change? In fashion – if 15% of the world is disabled, why aren’t 15% of catwalk models? Sinéad Burke who advocates for accessible design in fashion and was the first Little Person to feature on the cover of Vogue, speaks to us about what can be done.
C Talent is a proud founding member of #WeThe15, a campaign that aims to transform the lives of the one billion disabled people globally. Other founding members include; The International Paralympic Committee, United Nations, International Disability Alliance, Invictus Games, Global Goals and 14 more incredible global organizations.
C Talent - Featured by Forbes
“Talent Agency Opens Door To $1.9 Trillion Market: People With Disabilities” – By Geri Stengel
by educating Hollywood, corporations, marketers, and investors in language they understand—market size. The disability market is larger than the China market. It is an emerging market with 1.85 billion people and $1.9 trillion in annual disposable income, according to Return on Disability.
Representing top talent is one way of shifting mindsets.
United Nations COSP, #Wethe15
C Talent is very proud to be working with the International Paralympic Committee, and United Nations on a historic movement called ‘#WeThe15’, the global launch is on August 19th 2021.
Forbes 30 Under 30 in entertainment
Under the banner of C Talent, our Founder was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Entertainment for C Talent’s work.
Honored By The Diana Award
Virgin Media - "Faster brings us closer" Campaign
We are proud to have worked on Virgin Media’s campaign, “Faster brings us closer” as one of their Disability Consultants. Watch the commercial by clicking below.
Marché Du Film, Cannes Film Festival
Our founder representing C Talent the International Cannes Film Festival, along side Ashley Eakin, Craig Spence, CJ Jones, and Grace Wu.
We were named one of Aerie’s Top 20 Change-makers of 2020. This gained C Talent sponsorship and a $20,000 grant from American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Read about how the ableism Keely Cat-Wells experienced in this industry fueled her decision to take matters into her own hands and start an agency that represents disabled artists.
A conversation between Backstage Magazine and Keely Cat-Wells about what she wants for the future of representation.