Then look out for the coldest place on Eart you can find, buy some acres there and push the button. Ship everything you produce to the "cold place" and supply the market from there.
Financing it from what? Well, after you produced the needed quantity of film for the next 50 years machines are wear out I guess. So you can sell the ground you have the factories on to investors before starting this final run and tear anything down after you finished. The incoming money would be suffice to buy enought depositing space somewhere in Kazachstan, Groenland or the Southpole.
So Kodak and Fuji, just push that button for the final run.
On the serious side; could this not work for at least low and medium sensitivity film and paper?
As I understand, the problem of storing film isn't just temperature. Natural background radiation degrades film, too.
There is no place on earth where there isn't, at least, some radiation. All unexposed film will eventually fog beyond useability no matter how well it is stored.
...except for verichrome pan.
I have shot Tri-X expired in 1985 and it was still good. Cold frozen from then, no problems except for the one opened packet in the box, which had the leading edge degraded.
Let's see, 2012 - 1985 = 27 years old. Yes, I have used film older than a lot of my coworkers.
Your definition of good may not be Kodak's definition! You expect high quality from them and included in this is having one batch of film match another. So, it my be up in Dmin, down in contrast or slower in speed. It may be foggier or grainier! We don't know.
Probably "grainier." But I started with LF in 1999, so it's not like I have a personal reference point for actual use of in-date 1985 Tri-X. It's good fodder for my pinhole camera, though! ;)
I can only say that it is fine for what I do with my camera. However, I do have plenty of in-date TMax and Tri-X in 4x5 and 8x10! (And E100G in 8x10!)
Sometimes I wonder if the fogging issues are due to local background radiation instead of stellar radiation. Since I don't see fogging with "ancient" film in my local area, it's a working hypothesis for me. Of course, I'm not going to be carrying out any experiments!
There's the rub! You don't know how the film will degrade until after it has begun to degrade.
It looks like Apple and Google will enter a joint bid on at least a part of Kodak's patent portfolio:
Something tells me that they won't acquire the film division though.