Welcome to MLA

Founded in 1974 by the late Moonyeenn Lee, MLA, the largest artists agency on the African continent, manages and represents the most acclaimed and accomplished talent who work across all channels including film, television, theatre, commercial and voice.

With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, our experience, expertise and passion for the craft is evident in our carefully selected roster of multilingual and diverse actors, screenwriters and directors.

Our Latest Talent

  • Brashaad Mayweather

    Suraya Santos

    Arthur Falko

    Rami Chuene

  • Cody Mountain

    Lynita Crofford

    Daniah de Villiers

    Shaskia John

  • Joshua Eady

    Jessie Diepeveen

    Jane Dutton(voice)

    Luyanda Zwane

  • Matthew Vey

    Tannah Levick

    Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa

    Rafe Soule

Our Latest Talent

  • Brashaad Mayweather

  • Suraya Santos

  • Arthur Falko

  • Rami Chuene

  • Cody Mountain

  • Lynita Crofford

MLA News

Connie Chiume Honoured With A Lifetime Achievment Award at SAFTA’s 2022

Connie Chiume, an inspirational woman, mother, grandmother and phenomenal actor was recognised and celebrated at the 16th annual SAFTA Awards on Saturday night. Born on the 5th of June 1952 in Welkom, South Africa, to a Zulu mother and a Malawian father.  Connie dreamt of being on stage from a young age, however was encouraged […]

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MLA SAFTA 2022 Winners

We are delighted to announce our 16th annual SAFTA 2022 winners in the following categories: Hlubi Mboya-Arnold Best Actress in a feature film – I AM ALL GIRLS Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha Best Supporting Actor in a Soap – SCANDAL Warren Masemola Best Supporting Actor in a Drama – IS’PHINDISELO Rohan Dickson Best Achievement in […]

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Chemistry, in front of and behind the camera, is key to magic of South African drama Desert Rose

Much is made of the onscreen chemistry between characters in a movie, whether it is the relationship between romantic leads, family and friends or even between protagonist and antagonist. In many cases, that magical X-factor can make or break a production, adding the emotional authenticity that an audience craves when watching a show or movie. […]

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CALL FOR CAST 2023

Due to various lockdowns experienced in 2021/2022, we did not manage to complete the callbacks for CALL FOR CAST 2021 selection.

As a result, these callbacks have been postponed indefinitely. We did pick our TOP TEN auditions and these actors are now represented by MLA.

CALL FOR CAST 2023 information will be shared here on Tuesday the 14th of February 2023.

All submissions will be online through our site. You will have until the 14th of April to submit your audition. The TOP 10 will be notified by the end of May 2023.

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