Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, and other directors are trying to save KodakBy Jackson McHenry 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 for the next several years, regardless of whether they plan to use all of it. “This process seems very close to government farming subsidies that are questionable, at best, in terms of sustaining business. Evolution and extinction go hand in hand. Just the way it goes.” Read the full article here: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/07/30/quentin-tarantino-jj-abrams-save-kodak/
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