SA casting director chosen to join The Academy

2016-07-05 09:14

Johannesburg - South African casting director, Moonyeenn Lee, has been chosen to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which manages awards ceremonies such as the Oscars.

Lee is the only South African to be chosen amongst the 683 film professionals invited to become members of the Academy. Of this achievement Lee says: "Having been chosen as a member is an incredible honour. I honestly believe that this would never have happened without the incredible talent of South African actors."

With over 43 years of experience in the industry, Lee is well-known for having worked on cinematic masterpieces like Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Life Above All, Hotel Rwanda and Tsotsi. She has also been awarded the prestigious accolade many in the local entertainment scene strive for, The SA Film and Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Her casting ability for numerous films has seen her play a critical role in them being nominated for, and winning, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Golden Horn Awards.

As a member of the Academy, Lee will be included in the voting for the best films in their various categories. 

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