Minister of Sports activities, Arts and Tradition Nathi Mthethwa has paid tribute to world-renowned South African casting director Moonyeenn Lee who died on Saturday of Covid-19-related problems on the age of 76.
The critically acclaimed expertise coach labored on numerous award-winning motion pictures, together with “Tsotsi”, “Blood Diamond” and “Mandela: Lengthy Stroll to Freedom”, and had been nominated for 2 Emmy Awards.
“Through the years she would journey around the globe, introducing producers and administrators to South African actors. She persistently did every part in her energy to persuade them to solid native actors over international actors and her dedication paid off,” Mthethwa stated in a press release on Monday.
All through her profession spanning virtually 5 many years, Lee represented plenty of A-list South African actors, resembling Fana Mokoena from “Lodge Rwanda”, Tony Kgoroge from “Blood Diamond” and Mduduzi Mabaso from “Rhythm Metropolis”.
She additionally acquired the Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Movie and Tv Awards (SAFTA) in 2017 in recognition of her standing as an icon and champion of actors, administrators and producers alike.
“She was brutally trustworthy, a bit too trustworthy for some, and he or she had a combating spirit that was fuelled by her dedication to the business she served,” stated Mthethwa.
“We’re devastated to study of the passing of a member of the Residing Legends Legacy Programme (LLLP), a colossal business veteran and casting director, Lee, who left us on 18 July, on Nelson Mandela’s birthday,” he added.
African Information Company (ANA)