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Welcome to the home page hosting the MLC and Scene Awards, with 3 galas per year:  Little Rock, Arkansas (January 2023), Green Bay, Wisconsin (May 28-29, 2022) and back in Green Bay (September 2-4, 2022) 

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Gala Agenda HERE. Screener List HERE


 

May 25, 2022: 
Tony Shalhoub Q&A segment with the audience confirmed for May 29 at 3:00 pm CST at the Tarlton. Get tickets through the above or below button. See the UPDATED list of SCREENINGS
Also see the Gala weekend AGENDA here.
See all Gala nominees on the Results tab.
 
Tickets to the MLC Scene Awards May 28-29 Gala



Browse our Scene Awards NOMINEE list on the Results page. 
As for the Best of the Year MLC Finalists to battle in Green Bay (Sept 2-4, 2022) here's the LIST so far. That Gala will be back in Green Bay (Tarlton and St. Brendan's Inn).

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Tony Shalhoub's May 29 Q&A segment schedule here.

Our president talking about the big screen factor the MLC/Scene Awards are known for.



Scene Awards winners to be announced on May 29 will qualify for the Best of the Year Scener Gala in Little Rock, Arkansas, in mid January 2023.

MLC winners and wildcards in May will also qualify for the Best of the Year Green Bay Wisconsin Gala in September (Sept. 2-4).

Scene Awards Warm/Summer window is now open (scroll down to submit). Our next MLC season opens June 1 (we will have a new category: Best Screenplay). Scener Nominees for Green Bay Sept. 2-4 will be announced in early August. 
MLC new season nominees will be announced in mid December.

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Highlights of our Sept 2020 Gala

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Meet our MLC Core Team

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Freddy Moyano

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Freddy Moyano

President / Pre-selections / Public Relations / Marketing / MLC Gala Host

Award winning artist (imdb.me/freddymoyano) with work featured several tiimes by USA Today, who calls Wisconsin his home for over two decades. Film critique freelance columnist with the Green Bay City Pages (see mlcproductions.org to access the latest one). Renowned voice over published author/editor, motion picture producer and videographer --the latter focused in wildlife documentary productions. Owner of wildlife channel rnvtv.com Full time entrepreneur since 2016, running MLC Productions (a content production company), which is part of Moyano Lingua Consulting and Productions, LLC a global English / Spanish content repurposing firm also managed by Freddy, offering translation, text localization, audiobook production, audio mastering and VO recording. Freddy has over 40 documentaries and over 25 narrated audiobooks to his name. As of recently he received 2 major awards at the BAANYs: Gold Award for Best Voice Over Performance (NIPALENSIS) and Silver Award for Best Actor in a Western (Aqua Brava)

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Senior Panelist & Judges Coordinator

Steve has many years of experience acting on stage, running theater productions, training, mentoring and coaching many. Based in the Central Wisconsin area, he loves traveling & anything Disney-related :)

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Ann Myrna

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Ann Myrna

Senior Panelist & Advisor

Ann Myrna has years of acting experience in the Chicago area, working in TV, film, commercials, industrial and web projects, as well as theater. She began acting in high school, spent the majority of her career in Information Technology, and has returned to acting to get more creativity back into her life. She'd love to hear more about your next project!

Know more about Ann on AnnMyrna.com

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Patrick Nicopolis

Senior Panelist + MLC Gala Co-Emcee

Patrick Nicopolis is an actor, producer and artist based in Ohio with years of experience in the industry (Ausar Films). He has a great vision to spot talent and quality productions. His warm demeanor, always willing to help, added to his passion for special effects, make him a great asset to the team.

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Raised in Marvell, Arkansas, a town in the Mississippi Delta Region, LaTrena attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. There she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Masters of Education in Learning Systems Technology. LaTrena has shown great skill and technique in creating engaging dialogues in her work, such as The Eyes of Perfection. Reading her books is like watching a thriller movie and being part of the scene. She is also a script writer for shorts. LaTrena is a great asset to have in our team of MLC panelists.

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Steven Brittingham

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Actor, Podcast Host of Hollywood and Beyond and VO artist, Steven brings to the team years of acting experience. Added to this acumen is his insightful 'meaningful interview' touch in every episode of his acclaimed podcast as well as his knowledge of the acting industry, having interviewed several highly ranked actors and professionals.

Steven is based in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. He loves coffee, meaningful conversations and enjoying peaceful walks with his dog.

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Cassandra Mitchell

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In her own words: "I am Cassandra Mitchell from Marvell, Arkansas. After graduating from Marvell High School, I attended Phillips Community College University of Arkansas where I received an Associate Degree in Business Management. Later years, I transferred to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received a Bachelors Degree in Management with emphasis in Human Resources and Information Technology. I am currently employed in Little Rock after 20 years of State Government Service in the Information Technology Department with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; our mission is to prepare Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives. I have enjoyed watching film and critics, and I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer alongside Freddy Moyano as we premiere films from filmmakers at the MLC and Scene Awards"

LaTrena Mitchell

Raised in Marvell, Arkansas, a town in the Mississippi Delta Region, LaTrena attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. There she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Masters of Education in Learning Systems Technology. LaTrena has shown great skill and technique in creating engaging dialogues in her work, such as The Eyes of Perfection. Reading her books is like watching a thriller movie and being part of the scene. She is also a script writer for shorts. LaTrena is a great asset to have in our team of MLC panelists.

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Cassandra Mitchell

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In her own words: "I am Cassandra Mitchell from Marvell, Arkansas. After graduating from Marvell High School, I attended Phillips Community College University of Arkansas where I received an Associate Degree in Business Management. Later years, I transferred to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received a Bachelors Degree in Management with emphasis in Human Resources and Information Technology. I am currently employed in Little Rock after 20 years of State Government Service in the Information Technology Department with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; our mission is to prepare Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives. I have enjoyed watching film and critics, and I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer alongside Freddy Moyano as we premiere films from filmmakers at the MLC and Scene Awards"

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Follow LaTrena's work on her website latrena-mitchell.com Raised in Marvell, Arkansas, a town in the Mississippi Delta Region, LaTrena attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. There she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Masters of Education in Learning Systems Technology. LaTrena has shown great skill and technique in creating engaging dialogues in her work, such as The Eyes of Perfection. Reading her books is like watching a thriller movie and being part of the scene. She is also a script writer for shorts. LaTrena is a great asset to have in our team of MLC panelists.

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Cassandra Mitchell

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In her own words: "I am Cassandra Mitchell from Marvell, Arkansas. After graduating from Marvell High School, I attended Phillips Community College University of Arkansas where I received an Associate Degree in Business Management. Later years, I transferred to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received a Bachelors Degree in Management with emphasis in Human Resources and Information Technology. I am currently employed in Little Rock after 20 years of State Government Service in the Information Technology Department with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; our mission is to prepare Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives. I have enjoyed watching film and critics, and I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer alongside Freddy Moyano as we premiere films from filmmakers at the MLC and Scene Awards" I am also an Event Planner.

Valena Zitello

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Valena Zitello has been a rising triple threat since the age of four (imdb.me/ValenaZitello.com). Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she has worked in film, commercials, new media, industrials, theatre, and voiceover. Her true love is Indie film and seeing new creative talent represented.

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OUR NEXT MLC/Scene Awards Gala
 

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AGENDA
 

MAY 28-29, 2022

GREEN BAY, WI

May 28:

9 am to 5 pm at St. Brendan's Inn on May 28: see screenings + interviews. Food is at your own expense. Enjoy the Farmers Market just outside St. Brendan's Inn. You may carry food and drinks inside to the screenings. Free admission as long as you purchase 1 Tarlton ticket per person.

6 pm to 8 pm on May 28: interviews of filmmakers, actors at Hotel Northland

May 29:

8:00 - 8:40 am

Come join us at Kavarna Coffeehouse (at your own expense), just a 1/2 block from the Tarlton. People say it is the best coffee in the Midwest. 

9:00 am to 6:00 pm: screenings at the Tarlton Theatre (public event). Food and drinks available to order at your own expense. Tony Shalhoub live Q&A segment at 3 pm CST.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm AWARDS at Hotel Northland (invitation only). You will need an add-on ticket to get in. The Tarlton ticket won't suffice. The Mayor of Green Bay will be present

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Gala Pricing

You will need a Our Gala Ticket Costs will be posted as of April 10 on filmfreeway.com/mlcawards

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Gala Interviews

We host 3 Galas yearly. Next one is on January 15-16, 2022. Our Best of the Cold and Warm Galas awarded global winners + Sceners.  Our 2nd Annual Scene Awards Gala will take place in Little Rock, Arkansas in January 2022.

Here are interviews we did on Facebook Live during our previous galas conducted by Freddy Moyano and/or Steve Martin on behalf of the MLC / Scene Awards Team. For more info about the interviewees, check out our screenings section =

Backstage Interviews

On Stage Interviews

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