Transgender Talent was founded by Ann Thomas in early 2015 to provide talent management services to transgender actors for film and TV. We added additional divisions to our company as the need for trans advocacy in other corners of the industry became more apparent: Voiceover in 2019, Music in 2020, and Consulting in 2021.
Trans people exist in every facet of the world we live in, and are just as varied a population as cisgender people. Transgender Talent's goal is to give the world a realistic view of transgender and non-binary people: normal people living normal lives.
To read the full story of our founding, click here.
Meet the Team
Founder, CEO, & Manager
Ann is a second generation transgender activist, actress, talent manager, and producer. Trained in TV production in her early years, she started a small independent production company in the Seattle area that ran for a few years. She also worked in live theater as a technical director for about 25 years throughout the Pacific Northwest US. During all that time, her day job was as a business and IT consultant in a wide variety of industries.
She was waterjet machinist for a decade or so once she moved to southern California. Her work included making part of the tracking system for the James Webb Telescope. She also obtained US Patent 9,011,204 for water treatment.
Originally from Wisconsin, Kendra attended an acting workshop taught by Jeffery Tambor, which started her on the Hollywood pathway to her dreams.
She was involved with an independent feature film (Death and Bowling in LA) in 2018 as talent, G&E, and general PA work. She's been in a few commercial shoots as well.
Kendra also was one of the 12 people chosen to attend the first ever Casting Society of America training classes to become a casting director. She had the honor of handing out awards at the 2019 CSA Artios awards show.
Music Division Head
Keytara Mitchell is an American aspiring actress born in the upstate New York area. She has been involved with creative arts and public speaking since the age of 5 years old. She showcased her talents in many middle/high school plays and chorus concert recitals. Shortly after, she moved with her mom and siblings to the Southeast coast of the USA. She continued to follow her dream after college traveling to Hollywood California in hopes of pursuing a career in film, modeling, and radio.
Starting her Bachelor’s of Music Performance degree at the tender age of 16, her natural musicality took far and wide, including most continental states, Carnegie Hall, and a wonderfully cute job with the entertainment division of Disneyland Parks and Resorts playing her tuba. Well-versed in improv, voice acting, and music, Jessica has had many performances all around southern California, and even performances for films, TV Shows, and nationally broadcasted events.