Missoula’s Barrett Productions a Ghost Town?

Aaron Flint posted on March 01, 2013 14:41 :: 18854 Views

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.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/28/obama-donor-in-process-of-buying-up-and-destroying-americas-top-pro-gun-media-outlets/#ixzz2MJbSJZBO

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. 

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