The Wall Street Journal has reported important news regarding a reprieve for the production of motion picture film by the historic Eastman Kodak Co, announced by Kodak’s new chief executive, Jeff Clarke:
“Mr. Clarke originally had hoped that a group of studios, producers and filmmakers would invest directly in Kodak’s film-manufacturing plant, as a joint venture. But that proposal fell flat earlier this summer. A subsequent effort to solicit long-term orders from studios gained traction when several prominent filmmakers joined Kodak’s cause, according to people involved in the discussions.
Among the big name directors who lobbied the heads of studios to help find a solution were Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams, who is currently shooting Star Wars Episode VII on film.”
Here is the full story from The Wall Street Journal.