Quote Originally Posted by NB23 View Post
Of course it will. Think about it for a moment. 20 years ago there was no low-cost substitute. And as soon as the substitute became available it caused enormous damage to the film market, causing the prices to go down.
And once you get to the point of having less and less choice, the most normal thing happens: price goes up.

That's economy 101, mon cher.
Worse, Kodak volumes subsidized the entire supply and distribution chain related to emulsion products. When Kodak declares Ch. 11, then there will considerable creditor (not just investor) scrutiny of anything to do with film as it is technically a "credit event". This will result in more upwards cost pressure, not just for Kodak. Especially hard hit will be MP Film industry where reliance on financing is endemic, so a move to the less risky digital may be be an outcome. Films scheduled to be shot on Kodak film now may not be. While money and artistry collide regularly, this will tilt the ball even further towards digital production. The Kodak financial information demonstrates the sad but spectacular fall of film from common use worldwide both in MP Film and for analog photography. The concept of small volume film production is itself threatened by unproven demand and no floor in sight for plummeting film sales.

At home with the flu and it being -10 C out, it's more fun re-imagining the business case for roll and cartridge film than it is reading boring muni bond prospectus' :-)