Mirko of Adox visited the New Ferrania and he mentioned that they are trying to convert the R&D department into what will be the production machine for their coming film production.
IIRC, if they have a nice pilot machine with a big yet small enough capacity, it could be quite feasible.
PE, as of knowledge and a bit OT. Of those 40 people that were fired from the film production at Kodak, you mentioned the simple wage economics... Younger workers with lower costs replacing the older ones. But were they into the core production of film?
I think not, as the cost of training a young engineer mut be all but small! Sadly the tech is slowly slipping away...