I have no opinion about this rumour, other than to that if Kodak were to sell off it's film division, wouldn't that be cause for celebration?
Think about it. Wouldn't a new owner with fresh capital at risk in the success of the operation be a demonstration of greater stake and commitment than a current owner that sees a shrinking market and that has realized full depreciation on the assets?
The implied sword of Damocles over Kodak's film division...that it could simply be closed, the equipment sold for scrap and the real-estate put on the auction block...that would go away.
I'm not sure this is a doom and gloom rumour at all. More like pie in the sky, if you ask me.