the Team

Laurel Fairworth, Producer

Fairworth is a twenty-year broadcast journalist. She appeared on-camera in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, West Palm Beach, Florida and Tennessee. She distinguished herself with Emmy awards for in-depth reporting, spot news reporting and features. Fairworth still produces pieces for NBC’s Today Show, Nightly News, CNBC and MSNBC. Currently Fairworth is the President of Cachet Communications, a Public Relations and Marketing Company.


Michael Lopatin, Director

Lopatin is president of Ralph Lopatin Productions and creative director for the Marlo Group with headquarters in Los Angeles. The marriage of these two companies provides bi-coastal coverage of the domestic communications market.

As a lifelong filmmaker, Lopatin has written, produced and directed more than 350 productions in nearly four decades in the industry.


Alan Klingenstein, Distributor

Klingenstein is a partner at FilmRise, a multi-platform distribution company. Klingenstein is dedicated to spotlighting the best in independent films. He is engaged in the acquisition, distribution and global licensing of proprietary content including motion picture, television series and special interest programming. Klingenstein provided editing and sound for, among others, MTV, HBO, Showtime, CBS, ABC, NBC, and the Sci-Fi Channel. Klingenstein has sold to entertainment outlets Bravo, Lifetime, the History Channel, Discovery, Oxygen, A & E, Lion’s Gate and Lorber Films.


Mark Pogachefsky, Publicist

Pogachefsky is co-owner of MPRM Communications, one of the most well-respected public relations firms in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has successfully shed a spotlight on worthy independent films with campaigns including Milk, The Visitor, In the Bedroom, Memento, Elizabeth, the Pianist, The Usual Suspects, Sex, Lies and Videotape, and Fargo, as well as documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Kindertransport and Food, Inc.