Filmmaker Panel at Tribeca Explores How to Shoot Film on a Budget; Discussion Part of Kodak's Festival Support

NEW YORK, NY, April 19, 2011 - Kodak will host a panel discussion on the budgetary and aesthetic reasons for shooting on film here at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. An official Industry Sponsor of the festival, Kodak will host the free panel on Thursday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m., at the SVA Theater 2 (333 West 23rd Street), which is open to festival attendees and the public.

Tribeca Talks: Shooting Film on a Budget will feature some of today's most innovative filmmakers sharing why and how they told their stories on film. Panelists include cinematographer Joaquin Baca-Asay (Two Lovers), producer Karin Chien (Circumstance), director Michael Cuesta whose film Roadie screens at the Festival, and cinematographer Frank DeMarco (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).The panel will be moderated by Joshua Zeman, who produced films such as Ceremony and The Station Agent.

"Kodak is always striving to improve film technology, which makes Super 16, three-perf and two-perf 35 mm formats more attractive than ever," says Lauren Lung, vice president and general manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division in North and South America. "Film allows independent filmmakers to work efficiently and economically, and at the same time capture the most image information for post production."

Kodak's support of the festival extends to the Filmmaker Lounge, as well as networking opportunities designed to enhance the festival-goer's experience, and make possible many of the services provided to filmmakers during the festival.

Now in its 10th year, the Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 20 to May 1.

About Kodak
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About Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2001 by Jane Rosenthal, Craig Hatkoff, and Robert DeNiro to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of Manhattan through a celebration of film, music and culture. Tribeca is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The films and filmmakers at the festival represent an important cross-section of the international creative community, and its audience and attendees contribute to a flourishing industry. For more info, visit