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

  • Sean C. Michael

    Liyabona Mroqoza

    Ntandoyethu Zondi

    Nicole Bessick

  • 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

Our Latest Talent

  • Sean C. Michael

  • Nicole Bessick

  • Tzu-Hui Chang

  • Aganza Kisaka

  • Zany Bambino

  • Olwethu Mackay

MLA News

Sean C. Michael back in South Africa, signs with MLA

Versitile character actor, Sean Cameron Michael is one of South Africa’s most successful and prolific exports to Hollywood, who is now back in South Africa and signed with MLA. Having consistently worked during the past four decades in over 130 TV, film and theatre productions. Nina Morris Lee, CEO of MLA says “We are thrilled […]

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MLA launches New Division

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking expansion of our agency's vision. In our continuous commitment to nurturing and guiding emerging talent, we are proud to introduce MLA MOONRISE.   MLA MOONRISE is focused on representing exceptionally talented children between 13 and 18. Our exclusive mentorship program is designed to take these bright young actors […]

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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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