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Welcome to the home page hosting the MLC and Scene Awards, with 3 galas per year: 1 MLC gala (September) 1 Scener gala (January) and 1 combo MLC - Scene Awards gala (May)

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the Scene Awards

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See HERE our Spring Winners & Wildcards.
Our BOC, May 2021 Gala Winners (
MLCs and Sceners) are listed HERE. Videos and some photos below. Photos by Faithfull Creations Photography... one of our partners at the Gala. 
Our next live in person event (BOW Gala) is also in De Pere/Green Bay Sept. 11-12, with winners and wildcards of Spring and Summer. 

Highlights of our Sept 2020 Gala

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Meet our MLC Core Team

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Freddy Moyano

Freddy Moyano

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

Award winning artist (imdb.me/freddymoyano) with work featured by USA Today, who calls Wisconsin his home for over two decades. 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.

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Steve Martin

Senior Panelist

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

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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LaTrena Mitchell

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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"

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LaTrena Mitchell

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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Panelist & Scene Awards Co-chair

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LaTrena Mitchell

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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Steven Brittingham

Cassandra Mitchell

Senior Panelist

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.

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AGENDA

Best of the Warm MLCGala
 

SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2021

CONFIRMED VENUE: Get Reel De Pere Cinema

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Day 1 (Sept. 11)

1:00

Pre-Event (to be announced)

3:00

 1.  Opening Speech  + Concessions Orders

 

5:00 -

10:00

Shorts Blocks 1, 2, 3

A few shorts from our Spring and Summer Windows

9:00 pm - midnight

Feature Block:

Freddy Moyano
Gala Host

Day 2

1:00 - 3:30 pm

Red Carpet + Awards Event

at The Ennis Inn

Gala Pricing and Etiquette

Our Gala Prices for September remain at a standard $28/admission for the 2 day event. Tickets will go for sale in early August. We will have plenty of safety aspects in place for our upcoming September 2021 event. 

 
 
 

Gala Interviews

We host 3 Galas yearly. Next one is September 11-12, 2021. Our Best of the Cold May Gala awarded global winners out of our Fall+Winter Windows + Sceners. Our September 'Best of the Warm' 2021 Gala (also in De Pere/Green Bay) will do the same with Spring + Summer MLC entrants who won in their windows.  Our Scene Awards standalone Gala will take place in Little Rock, Arkansas in January 2022.

Here are interviews we did on Facebook Live during our May 2021 BOC Gala conducted by Freddy Moyano on behalf of the MLC / Scene Awards . For more info about the interviewees, check out our screenings section =

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