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Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, and
other directors are trying to save Kodak

CNN, by Jackson McHenry

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/1/2014 4:15:51 AM

In just a few years, digital video has overtaken film-based shooting by an overwhelming margin. But in the interest of staving off premature extinction, a group of directors have banded together to keep the Eastman Kodak Co. making movie film. The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of directors, led by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams (who is filming Star Wars VII on film) pushed studio heads into negotiations with the film company. These discussions, which the WSJ broke the lid on, revolve around promises to buy a set quantity of film

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 8/1/2014 6:18:25 AM     (No. 9948913)

Kodak screwed themselves when they went full out into the digital world competing with Japan and China. Digital is for the commercial world of short life, published images.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/1/2014 6:33:57 AM     (No. 9948925)

I´m in Rochester, NY (Kodak headquarters is here) and I´ve worked at Kodak. The company was run into the ground by idiots at the helm. It employed thousands of gray-haired chemical engineers and rather than switch from film to digital and replace the workforce, management did mostly nothing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 8/1/2014 6:41:02 AM     (No. 9948936)

Precisely #2. Not to mention investing a ton of money in developing and selling processing equipment to the commercial printing industry -- another dying breed.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/1/2014 6:45:47 AM     (No. 9948940)

Next , these brainiacs are going to try to save the AMC Pacer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tank, 8/1/2014 8:57:10 AM     (No. 9949105)

Hey, I had a girlfriend with a Pacer, don´t knock it!

It was...roomy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/1/2014 10:57:20 AM     (No. 9949312)

It seems idiots at the helm have succeeded in destroying many ´time tested´ innovations. The helm´s idiots seem to be stuck on stupid.

Along with Kodak,light bulb,TheJohn, America. And if we should think very hard, we´d remember others as well. They must have been good at what they do. How else would the get there.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harper, 8/1/2014 5:21:31 PM     (No. 9949802)

and now the management style has moved on...to the WH.

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