BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) United Talent Agency has announced the representation of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, co-founders and board members of Malala Fund.
The agency will work with both parties with original content including film, television, digital and public appearances, according to a statement.
Malala Yousafzai began her campaign for education at age 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Inspired by her father’s activism, she began advocating publicly for girls’ education. At age 15, Malala was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala recovered in the United Kingdom and continued her fight for girls. In 2013 she and her father, Ziauddin founded Malala Fund to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. A year later, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts.
“When I started my fight for girls at 11 years old, working with media and public speaking were key to building support for my efforts. I look forward to working with UTA to develop creative ways to amplify the voices of the next generation of girls and young women,” Malala Yousafzai.
Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai, will be represented by UTA’s newly formed Culture and Leadership division, led by Darnell Strom. They will join a roster of clients at the intersection of entertainment, media, entrepreneurship, politics and the arts.
“To achieve gender equality, we need support from women and men, leaders in every sector. Darnell understands this, and I am excited to continue working with him at UTA,” Ziauddin Yousafzai.
Malala is the author of three books, I Am Malala, Malala’s Magic Pencil and We Are Displaced. She is also the subject of the award-winning documentary He Named Me Malala. Malala is currently a student at Oxford University where she is pursuing a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.