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Welcome to the home page hosting the MLC and Scene Awards, with 2 galas per year: 1 MLC gala (September Best of the Year Gala) and 1 Scener gala (January Scene Awards + Fall MLC Nominees)

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS



November 26, 2021 

MLC Nominees (Fall Window) now 
posted on our Results page.


Also check out our Scener nominees. Click HERE.

Both Scener yearly nominees and Fall Semester MLC nominees will be in consideration, and winners are to be announced at our Scene Awards Gala in Little Rock Arkansas the weekend of January 15,-16, 2022. 



 

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Scene / MLC Nominees qualifying for the January Gala to be announced between Nov 1 and Nov 24. Tickets to our Scene Awards Gala start selling November 9. Book your Scene Awards Gala stay with our partners, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for Jan 14-17, 2022 and get $99/night! Over $180 savings for 3 nights. Free airport shuttle and shuttle to the theater. Hot breakfast included. Book here (pay at the hotel) = BOOK

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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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Steve Martin

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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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"

Cassandra Mitchell

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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

Senior Panelist

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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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Valena Zitello

 

AGENDA
(PRINTABLE FLYER ON ALL COMBO TICKET EVENTS HERE)

MLC Scene Awards Gala
 

JANUARY 15-16, 2022

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Day 1 - January 15, 2022 (ALL EVENTS THIS DAY AT WYNDHAM HOTEL]

10:30 AM -
4:50 PM

Free Admission

 

FEATURE LENGTH SCREENINGS (MAX 40 PERSON OCCUPANCY):

PROJECTION OF FILMS OVER 40 MINUTES

THAT HAVE BEEN NOMINATED

IN SCENE AND MLC AWARDS. THIS

WILL HAPPEN AT THE WYNDHAM RIVERFRONT.

EACH FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE INVOLVED WILL BE

INTRODUCED TO THE CROWDS PRIOR TO EACH PROJECTION

FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEWS WILL HAPPEN BY THE LOBBY

5:00 PM -
10:00 PM

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5:00 - 6:30 PM SESSION WITH SERGIO BRUNA. THEN SAME SESSION WILL REPEAT 7:00 - 8:30 PM

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION TO KICK OFF THE GALA BY LOS ANGELES PRODUCER, TV HOST, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND ENTREPRENEUR, SERGIO BRUNA, FOLLOWED BY PRESENTATION OF FILMMAKERS AND ACTORS IN ATTENDANCE TO KICK OFF THE GALA. FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEWS. COCKTAIL/MEET & GREET VENUE AT THE WYNDHAM RIVERFRONT LITTLE ROCK HOTEL, BY THE LOBBY/BAR AREA, WITH FACEBOOK LIVE INTERVIEWS OF ATTENDEE FILMMAKERS AND ACTORS. CALL toll-free number 1-866-657-4458 TO RESERVE YOUR STAY. MENTION YOU ARE COMING TO THE "SCENE AWARDS GALA" TO RECEIVE A $99/NIGHT DEAL THE WEEKEND OF THE GALA.

Day 2 - January 16, 2022 (At the Joint Comedy Theater - THEN EVENING AT THE WYNDHAM)

9:30 am to

 3:30 pm

Ticket needed to get in

Short film + Scenes + MLC Screenings. Audience in attendance will vote for the two Best Productions of the Gala. On stage interviews. This section will consist

of mainly shorts from MLC and Scene Awards nominees in attendance + feature film presentation at 1:50 pm of Booze, Broads and Blackjack

5:00 pm

to 8:00

pm

Ticket 

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Awards and Red Carpet Photography at the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock Hotel (ask the front desk for the conference room name)

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Gala Pricing

Our Gala Prices for January 2022 will be updated as of November 14, 2021

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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

On-The-Field  Interviews

More Amazing  Interviews

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