UTA Signs Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai

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The United Talent Agency (UTA) announced today that they have signed author and youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and her father, activist and author Ziauddin Yousafzai. Both are co-founders and board members of Malala Fund. UTA will work with both of them as they continue to inspire global audiences with original content across film, television, digital, emerging platforms and live speaking.

The two 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.

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
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