Keely Cat-Wells is an Entrepreneur and Disability Activist dedicated to making social, systematic, and economical change. Keely is the Founder/CEO of C Talent, Zetta Studios, and Zetta Finance. Additionally, Keely sits on the D/deaf & Disabled committee at Equity UK and the British Film Institutes Disability Advisory Council.
Keely founded her first company at a young age during her time in hospital which transcended into C Talent. C Talent represents d/Deaf and Disabled artists globally. They build and manage an artist’s full-time career either in-front or behind the camera. C Talent is proud to represent artists such as CJ Jones, who has worked on films such as Baby Driver (2017) andthe Avatar franchise, Danny Murphy, who has starred in The Parts You Lose (2019) alongside Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Tatiana Lee, who has modeled for brands such as Apple, Target, and Zappos, and Paralympian Jean-Baptiste Alaize, who represented France in the 2016 Paralympic Games and is one of the subjects featured in the recent Netflix documentary, Rising Phoenix (2020).
C Talent was awarded by GlobalGiving as a Red Backpack Fund Recipient, from Spanx by The Sara Blakely Foundation. Keely has also been named one of Aerie’s Top 20 Change-makers of 2020, this gained C Talent corporate sponsorship from American Eagle Outfitters. Under the banner of C Talent, Keely hosted panels highlighting Diversity and Inclusion that were streamed on Comcast NBC Universal Xfinity.
Keely has founded Zetta Finance which is a company that matches investors with meaningful opportunities in multiple asset classes, most prominently film and TV projects.
After noticing the lack of access in the entertainment industry Keely formed Zetta Studios. Zetta Studios is set to be the world’s first-ever studio to be fully accessible for people with disabilities, that is sustainable and founded by a female. A structure that goes beyond compliance, where people come before architecture, and a workplace that sets a new standard for employers. The studio will home the most innovative, revolutionary technology in the industry. An interconnected community providing a truly desired live-work space. – ‘The Silicon Valley of Entertainment’.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Keely started the role as VP of business development at Guotai Global™. Guotai Global™ is an international trading and logistics company focused on commodities. Guotai and its subsidiaries together are the largest importer of personal protective equipment in the United States.
“I believe to change the world we have to learn to tell and listen to a new set of stories about the world that we want to create. We have to familiarize audiences with seeing people with disabilities on their screen, authentically, and in a new light. Knowledge is power and the media is a global teacher whether we actively realize it when we are watching entertainment or not.”