The Borrego resident who is said to be a potential buyer of the resort is Patrick Meehan, who bought the Borrego Sun, the local newspaper, from Copley in 2009. Ten years earlier, Meehan had been the major buyer of the United Kingdom film producer HandMade plc, which had been formed in 1978 by former Beatle George Harrison and his business partner. In its early years, the company financed Life of Brian and other moneymaking films, but it began running into financial trouble around 2006. Last year, Meehan stepped down from the board and from the post of cochief executive to pursue business interests in the United States.
He became a part-time Borrego resident in 2007. He could not be reached for comment.