Kodak Prominent Both On And Off Screens At Sundance And Slamdance;
Cinematographer John Bailey To Discuss His Films In Competition
HOLLYWOOD, January 13, 2009 - Kodak will once again be an integral part of the Slamdance and Sundance film festivals, both on and off the big screen. The two festivals, which showcase independent film, run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning January 15.
At Slamdance, Kodak will present a fireside chat with eminent cinematographer John Bailey, ASC (As Good as it Gets, The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist). Taking place January 16, the discussion will center on Bailey's work on Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and The Greatest, which are both in the dramatic competition at Sundance. Bailey shot the two independent movies on Kodak 35 mm motion picture film - both on limited budgets.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men stars Julianne Nicholson and marks actor John Krasinski's directorial debut. Director Shana Feste's The Greatest stars Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan. Bailey will share his professional experiences shooting each of these films in 35 mm anamorphic format with traditional answer printing. He will offer his insights on achieving that big-budget look for smaller productions as well.
"John Bailey continues to capture a broad range of subjects and breadth of movie genres on motion picture film, highlighting the ability of this advanced technology for capturing superior images," says Michael Morelli, vice president and general manager of Kodak's motion picture business in North and South America. "His work also shows that film is a very affordable medium for a wide range of production budgets."
Kodak will also co-sponsor a new online program this year with Slamdance, which will make movies screening at the festival available for real-time, paid downloads through the Indieroad.net Web site (www.Indieroad.net/Slamdance). Filmmakers will share in the revenue generated through this new program. Visitors to the Kodak Web page (www.kodak.com/go/motion) will also be able to link easily and directly to Indieroad.
At Sundance, Kodak will participate in a panel discussion alongside several production and postproduction companies about how independent filmmakers can obtain products and services from leaders in the industry without having large budgets. The seminar, taking place on January 21, will also address today's evolving workflow options.
Additionally, Kodak products will be a main feature on screens at Sundance, with a majority of the film-originated movies produced with Kodak color negative film.
"We're thrilled that the innovative filmmakers who exhibit their work at these festivals continue to tell their stories with the help of our film products," adds Morelli. "So many aspire to shoot film because nothing else enables them to tell their stories without compromise - and we want to help them do that."
Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services and technology for the television, feature film, commercial, music video and documentary industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.