September 24, 2019

Sir Richard Branson famously once said that “A company is a group of people “Here at Martez MULTI Management we go by this saying. Every individual plays an integral part to the agency’s success. Please meet the MMM team.


Martéz

Model, Actress, Director, Producer, owner of MMM and managing partner of FMT Movies, Martéz Saporta-Rothuysen, has been in the industry for exactly thirty years. After travelling to numerous international destinations on modelling assignments for many years, Martéz gave up living out of a suitcase to settle down in Cape Town with her husband, Anton, and have their daughter, Zoryn, in 2004. Martéz has always had a passion to grow the industry and coached at ACT Cape Town as well as privately for many years. With hundreds of commercials, stills campaigns, a TV series and a few films under her belt, it made sense to share what she had learnt over the years. Martéz holds a gold medal certificate of merit through LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts), has completed many producing, acting and script writing workshops through local and international learning institutions and spends whatever spare time she has, painting canvases and being with her beautiful family.

Sam

Owner of Scout Me, a young boutique model agency, modelled catalogue with Martéz in the Eighties and Nineties in-between her glamorous international campaigns. A superstar from 13 in the modelling industry, Sam based herself in Europe, Paris to be exact, from the tender age of 15. Her career covered the huge honour of appearing in all the top magazines, including Vogue. Luxury brands were her daily job to model, Chanel being one of her favourites. From catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and then flitting off to shoot straight after in New York, one can clearly say that her life has been a whirlwind of gruelling hard work, personal sacrifice and huge success from a very young age. Trained in 3 styles of acting, US, UK and French, her commercial career has landed more than 300 worldwide commercials, three movies and series.

Sam has a passion and gift for outreach, putting to good use her certification of a Life Coach and ministering counsellor where she can. After collaborating on a film project with Martéz in September 2017, the two decided that it made sense to combine their knowledge and Scout Me became a division under the MMM umbrella.

Felis

As MMM’s Finance and Administration Manager and Financial Director of FMT Movies, Felis brings with her thirty years of experience working in the business world, primarily in administrative and content management positions. Being fluent in English, Afrikaans, Portuguese and Italian, Felis previously worked in the movie industry in the capacity of translator for foreign clients and crew, in addition to being a chaperone and cast coordinator. As a property manager for ten years, in charge of three business parks, she has experience in contracts, administration and finance.

 

MMM, formerly know as Martez Model Management, has grown from strength to strength since opening its doors in August 2013. Felis, close friend of more than 25 years, came on board shortly after, and the team is proud to announce the invaluable new and even newer additions to the MMM Team.


Thobeka

Thobeka is an experienced  model booker who’s worked with numerous big model agencies, top models and celebrities. Thobeka has been in the industry since 2014, where she was working at a casting studio and this is when she fell in love with the industry. Her exceptional casting hit rate, resulting from attention to detail and thorough knowledge of what client preferences are, make her a formidable head booker. Thobeka holds a degree in Business Management and she is also a full-time mom to her cute son who keeps her on her toes. Thobeka likes cooking for her family and enjoys watching documentaries.


 Melisha

Melisha Stevens, a qualified beauty therapist and self -taught makeup artist, joined the MMM family in July 2018. Melisha very quickly proved her strength as an excellent booker, with creative flare and a passion for admin and finance. Besides possessing excellent colour perception & artistic ability, her patience, tact, excellent critical thinking skills & ability to work under pressure make her a force to be reckoned with both as a booker as well as in the makeup industry. When not at work, Melisha enjoys spending time with her family & being outdoors. Her caring nature, commitment to excellence and can-do attitude make her a valuable asset to our team.


Abia

Abia comes from a background of training individuals from all walks of life. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude make her a pleasure to deal with.

Her strong administrative and motivational attributes are a great asset to both the team and talent alike.

Abia is also a fitness fanatic, part time model, volunteer and bootcamp fitness instructor. She loves spending time at the gym, outdoors and hiking in nature.

 

Rico

Rico Fourie, the son of South African track superstar, Johan Fourie, has made a mark of his own away from the Athletics track. At the age of 29 he has been in the modelling industry for over 9 years, also having attended modelling school and other performing arts institutions such as; Riana Van Wyk Music School, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy and also the Stellenbosch Academy of Dance.

Over the past 9 years, he has modelled for various photographers, designers, magazines and blogs (Including his own Christian lifestyle blog called “David King”, which was voted part of the top 5 blogs in Cape Town in 2016). He appeared in and on the cover of YOUct magazine in 2012. Rico featured twice on the award-winning wedding blog “Mooi Troues”. Other highlights include being featured in the Hollywood film “The Dark Tower”, The BBC film “The End Game” and TV ads like Fruitree, AOK and Fosters Beer. He is currently the brand ambassador for several organizations including: JAG Bully Proof, Toys for Africa, Twitter Blanket Drive, Damon Fitness, and is involved with Braveheart.

Other interactions include recent interviews with; CCTV News, Kyknet TV, Via TV, Roep TV, Tygerberg 104fm, Mfm, Hashtag radio and Bush radio, as well as being featured in The Times, Eikestad News, Cape Argus Social pages, and invited to judge many pageants.

Rico launched his successful YouTube account filled with pranks, challenges and celebrity guest appearances since 2017.

Rico is currently not only signed with “MMM” as a Model and Influencer, but is also part of the booking and marketing team.


In-house Photographer

In September 2018, David van Onselen joined MMM on a freelance basis, where he is the Admission Coordinator and Resident Photographer in charge of photographing and videoing of new talent sign-ups.

David was born and raised in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and moved to Cape Town when he was 25. He worked in the motor trade for various different companies and married his wife, Siranne in May of 2011.  

In December of 2013, he bought his first DSLR camera and started his true passion, photography.  At first shooting friends’ weddings and nature photography in his spare time, while still working full time as a Branch Manager for EHD components.

After posting photos of a fitness and physique competition called Battle of the Titans on Facebook in 2014 and receiving much praise for them, the organiser of the competition contacted him and asked him to be an official photographer along with another photographer at the next event.

David decided to do photography full time as it was his passion, but as physique photography is a very niche market, decided to branch out and do more commercial genres like family, baby, maternity, couples and more recently portfolio photo shoots.  In August 2018, he decided to leave his job at EHD components and pursue his photography full time and dedicate 100% of his time and energy to it.