A top Obama donor, who was once apparently under consideration for Commerce Secretary, is being blamed for turning a one-time successful film production shop in Missoula, Montana into a ghost town.
Patrick Howley has this for The Daily Caller:
Employees of Obama donor Leo Hindery Jr.’s media conglomerate Intermedia Partners, which now owns most of the top gun-culture media outlets in the country, believe that Hindery plans to gut and destroy all of them as part of a business plan that has already led to numerous layoffs and the virtual shuttering of prominent television production facilities in Minnesota and Montana.
InterMedia also purchased a company called Barrett Productions in Missoula, Mont., which was previously a thriving and well-respected television production company. The Barrett facility is now “gutted.”
“There’s nothing there but one intern slash production assistant and one administrative type. All the production people are gone. It’s a shell,” according to the employee.
After reading the report, I checked in with another former Barrett Productions employee. That former employee, by no means a right-winger, also shared his thoughts about the unfortunate downturn at Barrett Productions, saying, “it’s like walking into a ghost town now.”
It was over a decade ago now, but I remember watching a presentation by Barret Productions while I was just a young broadcast journalism student at The University of Montana. They did some great work, and it provides a great opportunity for those of us who like to produce video and spend time outdoors.