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Prof_Pixel
09-06-2012, 04:56 PM
She said: "As a matter of fact, all film manufacturing will actually stay with Kodak, including that of consumer and professional still film."

I'm not sure I believe her, but that would appear to mean that Kodak is attempting to sell of the consumer and professional business (presumably with the name Kodak) but will make the actual film (like they did for xray film).

Only time will tell.

nickrapak
09-06-2012, 04:59 PM
From what I am getting, the packaging, distribution, and marketing of Kodak still film is what's for sale. EK will still coat the film and slit it into rolls or sheets under contract from (the hypothetical) Eastman Photo. Eastman Photo will then roll the film onto spools, put them in boxes, and ship the boxes to wholesalers and retailers. That way, EK will make its money all at once, whereas Eastman Photo will be making income in smaller increments. It is for this reason that I think Kodak's sale of their film division is strictly cash flow related; Even if they don't sell it for that much, Perez & Co. can show investors what massive cash flow they have, even if some of it is an intermittent flow.

Felinik
09-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Just give us the bulk rolls, that'll do fine.

ric_kb
09-06-2012, 05:07 PM
so, IT will be APUG TRIX or B&H PORTRA

aka, formerly know as...

tony lockerbie
09-06-2012, 05:08 PM
I think I will buy it and bring back Panatomic-x and Kodachrome 25, oh, and Verichrome Pan as well....start queuing now.

MattKing
09-06-2012, 05:15 PM
It seems to me that what Kodak is trying to do is get out of any part of the business that directly interfaces with the retail market - at least with respect to film.

Sort of the reverse of what they did with their photo chemistry.

I hope someone has effectively archived their technical publications.

ic-racer
09-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Thread: It's offcial, Kodak is selling it's film business.
Can we get the title of this thread changed? I can't seem to find an official statement in this thread or on the internet to verify the title of this thread to be true.

Maybe I'll start a thread:"Its Official, Kodak is keeping its film business."

+1

DREW WILEY
09-06-2012, 06:04 PM
What is "official" information today might be officially obsolete news tomorrow. There's no guarantee
the rumor roller-coaster is over yet. These things can change like the weather.

SkipA
09-06-2012, 07:21 PM
What about Kodak paper products? According to previous announcements, paper and professional and consumer still film were all part of the Personal Imaging business.

I wish Kodak would come clean and make a clear, non-conflicting statement about exactly what it is keeping and what it is selling.

MattKing
09-06-2012, 07:24 PM
What about Kodak paper products? According to previous announcements, paper and professional and consumer still film were all part of the Personal Imaging business.

I wish Kodak would come clean and make a clear, non-conflicting statement about exactly what it is keeping and what it is selling.

Or to put it another way ...

"I wish Kodak would come clean and make a clear, non-conflicting statement about exactly what it intends to do in the future, and what it expects other entities to do."

BrianShaw
09-06-2012, 07:29 PM
They will.... in time. I trust that they will. I'll bet a lot of options are still on the table.

Prof_Pixel
09-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Reality check time.

At this point, there is no assurance that Kodak will actually be able to successfully exit bankruptcy.

BrianShaw
09-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Oh, ya... good point.

ross b
09-06-2012, 08:08 PM
It's pretty much a yard sale at the moment.

Photo Engineer
09-06-2012, 08:54 PM
What about Kodak paper products? According to previous announcements, paper and professional and consumer still film were all part of the Personal Imaging business.

I wish Kodak would come clean and make a clear, non-conflicting statement about exactly what it is keeping and what it is selling.

SkipA;

There have been no analog Kodak paper products except color since 2005.

PE

SkipA
09-06-2012, 09:29 PM
SkipA;

There have been no analog Kodak paper products except color since 2005.

PE

Yes, I know. I was a fan of the Polycontrast III RC paper and the Polymax Fine Art fiber paper back when it was available. And Azo. I bought a lot of Azo and still have 700 or so sheets. But it's the RA4 Endura paper I'm referring to here. Isn't that part of the Personal Imaging division?

cmacd123
09-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Just to pass on a story from cinematography .com.

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=57691

if true, that would probably make it hard to get any e-6 film.

I hope some of our "folks on the ground" can get some confirmed info.

Photo Engineer
09-08-2012, 09:09 PM
This will have a profound effect on Kodak's MP business. Fuji's percentage may move to EK thus boosting income and profit.

PE

Roger Cole
09-08-2012, 10:12 PM
Any chance of Kodak bringing back E6 if Fuji completely drops it?

I suppose not. Sigh.

RattyMouse
09-09-2012, 01:28 AM
Wow....with Fujifilm getting out of motion picture film, how much longer can their still photography film survive? I read a lot here that still is subsidized by movie film. Is the end of film in sight over at Fujifilm? This really is a terrible loss.