In 1913, the first full-length motion picture film was released in India. Raja Harishchandra, produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, who is considered to be the father of Indian cinema, was a huge success. By the 1930s, the industry was producing over 200 films per year.
This year, India celebrates 100 years in cinema. And for all the “firsts” – first black-and-white CinemaScope film, first color movie, first influences of Bollywood films on musicals in the Western World – Kodak film technology has been there.
It’s a big week for the small screen with the 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards being held September 22 in Los Angeles. The extraordinary, often heartwarming and sometimes heart-stopping stories being told on television continue to reach new heights. And we couldn’t be prouder to have worked with many of the talented artists that are nominated this year.
Michael Goi, ASC on the set of American Horror Story: Asylum. Photo: Byron Cohen/FX
Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Asylum earned more nominations than any other program with 17, including one for cinematographer Michael Goi, ASC. The DP says that the inspiration for the look of (Asylum) came from silent films from the 1920s and some of the earliest sound films. Goi has noted that the use of different film emulsions is an important piece of the aesthetic of FX’s American Horror Story.
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.
Rachel Morrison and Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan enjoying the WIF Awards. Photo by Mark Davis 2013 Getty Images
Last week, Rachel Morrison took home the 2013 Kodak Vision Award at the WIF Crystal + Lucy Awards. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
“We are honored to recognize Rachel alongside Women In Film at this prestigious event,” says Kodak’s Lorette Bayle. “This award pays tribute to her creativity as well as her resolve to succeed. We admire her passion, and willingness to assist the next generation.” Her passion and leadership shines through in her acceptance speech. Here's a few exceprts:
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.