The end of the year brings great films to the big screen. It has become one of the best times to go to the theater, and not just because it is too cold to do anything else. The studios release many of the films that will compete for Oscars®.
A number of the movies releasing this winter were made on Kodak film. We take great pride in continuing to partner with some of the world’s most talented filmmakers. Like you, we look forward to seeing their creations on the big screen. A sampling of the list includes:
This week, Kodak announced its emergence from Chapter 11 restructuring. The new company has emerged a more focused enterprise, one that is strongly positioned to serve your needs well into the future.
I want to first and foremost extend my sincerest gratitude to our loyal customers and partners in the motion picture industry for standing by Kodak throughout this process. We could not have achieved such a successful outcome without your ongoing support and faith in the Kodak brand.
Like any business, Kodak is always looking at ways to drive operational efficiencies while maintaining product quality. And, as its traditional businesses evolve, Kodak will continue to adapt its manufacturing, distribution and support infrastructure in order to supply our customers with the products and services they have come to expect from the Kodak brand, the world’s leading producer of premier quality film for the industry.
This entails anything from shifting component supply strategies to adjusting machine loads and staffing levels.
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Kodak has concluded a new agreement with 20th Century Fox to supply motion picture film to its movie and television studios.
“This is great news for our business,” said Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment & Commercial Films Division, which includes the motion picture film business. “This agreement shows that this medium remains vital for studios and artists creating a variety of content for a global audience. Kodak is honored to continue supporting Fox and their content creation, distribution and archival needs.”
As technology continues its ongoing trajectory, and the industry discovers new ways to create and distribute entertainment content, the infrastructure supporting the imaging chain is evolving. Film technology still sets the standard, but the landscape has changed, and we are adapting.
Our efforts to streamline operations, pursue vertical markets for our technology, and maintain quality resources have been highly successful. Kodak recently filed its plan of reorganization with the US Bankruptcy Court, and I can assure you that Entertainment Imaging (the motion picture film business unit of Kodak) is part of the company’s current business emergence plan.