|Ric Talk with Executive Producer and Director|
Paul Pawlowski, Don Brown and
Platoon Soldier Mike McGuiness.
The upcoming STARZ five-part docu-series Leavenworth was an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca TV Festival. From executive producers Paul Pawlowski, David Check and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, comes a controversial true-crime story playing out in the military justice system.
Leavenworth is centered on Clint Lorance, who is serving a 19-year sentence for murder at The United States Penitentiary, in Leavenworth. WA. While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, the former lieutenant ordered fire on three local men riding a motorcycle, killing two of them and outraging his platoon. In a first-hand account of a soldier navigating the US Army’s legal system, Lorance seeks to overturn his conviction, provoking emotional debate between supporters and detractors that rises to the national stage. As determinations on Lorance’s fate unfold, questions probe not only the merits of his conviction, but analyze the system at large and ultimately test the balance of guilt and innocence in the inscrutable circumstances of today’s wars.
Leavenworth Executive Producer and director Paul Pawlowski is a multiple Sports Emmy Award®-winning Producer and Director. His body of work includes a 20-year run of producing on primetime Olympics broadcasts for NBC, and producing/directing documentaries, shorts, branded, and promotional for just about every American professional sport.
Don Brown, a former US Navy JAG officer stationed at the Pentagon and a former Special Assistant US Attorney, is a national best-selling author of fourteen books about the US military. Don’s 2017 release, THE LAST FIGHTER PILOT – The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II, hit the Publishers Weekly National Bestseller’s list the first week of its release, and was endorsed by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. On March 23, 2018, Don was named as one of NEWSMAX’S 25 BEST NONFICTION MILITARY AUTHORS IN THE UNITED STATES. Don lives and practices law in Charlotte, North Carolina, and serves as one of four former military JAG officers on Clint Lorance’s legal team. His 2019 military expose, TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE: The Shocking Prosecution of Lieutenant Clint Lorance, published by WildBlue Press, sets forth the defense arguments for the exoneration and vindication of Lieutenant Lorance
Platoon soldier Mike McGuinness is a 16-year veteran of the United States Army. He is currently in his senior year at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke working towards bachelor’s degrees in History and Mass Communication with a Journalism focus. His future plans are to attend graduate school and continue writing about sports and current events. He is also co-host of the podcast “The Hometown Crowd with Tim Dippel.”