Welcome to MLA

MLA celebrates a Half-Century of representing and managing the most acclaimed and accomplished talent who work across all channels including film, television, theatre, commercial, and voice.

Founded in 1974 by the late Moonyeenn Lee, MLA is the largest artists agency on the African continent. 

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

  • Robin Smith

    Sven-Eric Müller

    Tzu-Hui Chang

    Aganza Kisaka

  • Zany Bambino

    Olwethu Mackay

    Reem Koussa

    Arnold Vosloo

  • Rebecca McLeroth

    Trent Sam

    MoMo Matsunyane

    Modise Motaung

  • Taylo Mannetti

    Nina Lawrenson

    Njabulo Mqadi

    Mabuza Kulani

Our Latest Talent

  • Robin Smith

  • Sven-Eric Müller

  • Tzu-Hui Chang

  • Aganza Kisaka

  • Zany Bambino

  • Olwethu Mackay

MLA News

MLA signs Perivi Katjavivi to their Directors' Roster

MLA is delighted to announce that Namibian-British filmmaker, Perivi Katjavivi has joined MLA’s Director’s roster. Katjavivi is an accomplished director with his latest work, ‘Under the Hanging Tree’, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2023. ‘Under The Hanging’ Tree was also Namibia’s first submission for the 2024 Academy Awards in the Best International […]

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Arnold Vosloo signs with MLA after 33 years of living in the U.S.

One of South Africa’s most famous actors, Arnold Vosloo, has signed with MLA once again after 33 years of living and working in the U.S. Vosloo, now 61, decided it was time to spend more time in South Africa. “I have been in South Africa every year to see family and friends. The last few […]

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Mapantsula, the iconic anti-Apartheid film, now restored to 4K, wins the Artfluence DIFF Award 2023 for human rights

The 44th Durban International Film Festival, which took place in June 2023, hosted the nationwide premiere of the restored 4K version of Mapantsula on Sunday, 23rd July, at Suncoast CineCentre and selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Mapantsula is widely considered the first true anti-Apartheid film, and upon its premiere at the 1988 […]

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ANNUAL OPEN AUDITIONS - CALL FOR CAST

CALL FOR CAST 2024 IS OPEN FOR AUDITION SUBMISSIONS.

THIS YEAR WE WILL FOCUS ON TALENT WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF CAPE TOWN ONLY.  TALENT RESIDING IN OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND REGIONS WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR CALL MLA REGARDING CALL FOR CAST - ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION WILL BE COMMUNICATED ONLINE
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