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)
MLC Awards Best of the Year winners and Scene Awards winners are posted HERE. Thanks for an epic event! Who's ready for Arkansas in January?!?
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our Scene Awards as of November 1 (new season):
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our MLC Awards (new season in motion):
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Highlights of our Sept 2020 Gala
Meet our MLC Core Team
President / Pre-selections / Public Relations / Marketing / MLC Gala Host
Award winning actor and artist (imdb.me/freddymoyano) with work featured several times by USA Today, who calls Wisconsin his home for over two decades. Freelance Film columnist with the Green Bay City Pages (see mlcproductions.org to access the latest one) and Press Times. Renowned voice over published author/editor, motion picture producer and videographer --the latter focused in wildlife documentary productions. 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)
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
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.
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.
Panelist & Scene Awards Co-chair
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 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.
Guest Panelist - Best Screenplay Category
Tony Shalhoub is our guest panelist for the Best Screenplay category on the MLC track (submit on filmfreeway.com/mlcawards). In September 2023 we will announce the MLC Best of the Year winners. Tony will decide on the winner of the Best Screenplay category.
Tony, East High graduate, born and raised in Green Bay, where we are based, has won numerous awards and is best known for his work in Wings, Monk, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Band's Visit...
OUR NEXT MLC/Scene Awards Gala
January 14-15, 2023 in Little Rock, Arkansas
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You will need a Our Gala Ticket Costs will be posted as of April 10 on filmfreeway.com/mlcawards
On Stage Interviews
We host 3 Galas yearly. Next one is on September 2-4, 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 =
More Amazing Interviews
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