Thursday, June 16, 2005

Schweitzer has Hollywood connections

A quick news item on Schweitzer's film and Hollywood connections, which he's putting to good use getting Montana on film with major studios. These are just the sort of connections -- people like Peter Fonda, Margot Kidder, and Patrick Markey (producer of "A River Runs Through It" and "The Horse Whisperer", which were filmed in Montana) -- that the Governor will need if he's to mount a serious national campaign.


Blogger Lavoisier1794 said...

If Schweitzer were to run I wouldn't recommend he flash his Hollywood connections. I don't think Hollywood would really mesh well with his gruff, down to earth, populist image (which is core of his appeal).

June 17, 2005 7:24 PM  
Blogger Nonpartisan said...

Neither would I. And actually, he's not "flashing" them here -- he's only using them to promote Montana, which is sound policy as Governor.

My point is simply that these connections could raise him a lot of money -- something people ought to know if they're afraid he can't win a primary.

June 18, 2005 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schweitzer just dismissed the entire film council. About !@#$% time.

Appointing 29 people to any kind of advisory council is ridiculous. The council was fighting with itself from day one. Fighting with the Film Office. Fighting with Commerce. Fighting with the office of Economic Development. Fighting with each other. It was a hilarious sight to behold. Only a matter of time before they hung themselves with their own rope.

Having the council chair fire his co-chair and then take his own movie to Canada wasn't a very bright move. Way to go Patrick! (Can you say, conflict of interest?)

To say nothing of using up 1/4 of the Film Office's budget (and time) just to host the advisory councils meetings. Simply asinine.

My hat's off to the Gov for finally coming to his senses.

April 16, 2006 8:32 AM  

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