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(AP) Kodak says some of Hollywood is still hanging on to film, pointing to 29 Academy Award nominations for movies captured on its 35 mm and 16 mm Motion Picture Film stock as proof of its success.

Kodak says "La La Land," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures," ''Jackie," ''Nocturnal Animals," ''Loving," ''Silence," ''Suicide Squad," and "Hail Caesar!" are among movies whose producers have bucked the digital cinematography trend.

Kodak is the last big supplier of motion picture film. Competitor Fujifilm stopped its production in 2013.

 

 

Kodak announced Wednesday it will take longer than originally expected to sell its commercial inkjet business called Prosper.

Back in March, the company said that business has a lot of potential, but it would be better served by a company with a larger sales and distribution network.

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Rochester’s changing economy….that’s the focus of segments that aired Tuesday and Wednesday  on Marketplace, the national radio program heard weeknights on WXXI at 6:30pm.

Host Kai Ryssdal was in Rochester to do some reporting on the topic recently and stopped by the WXXI Studios.

“We’re doing a series with Frontline and PBS News hour , it’s called “How the Deck is Stacked,”  it’s our look at various slices of the American economy  as we go into the election and then what it’s going to be like next year when somebody else takes over this economy.”

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Nearly three thousand people gathered along Street Street in Rochester Sunday night in front of the Kodak headquarters building.  It was for the purpose of taking a very special photo.

Organizers gave a countdown just before instructing the crowd to shine their flashlights and camera flashes at the Kodak Tower, and then told them when to stop. It was for RIT's Big Shot, a special photo art project now in its 32nd year.

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Kodak officials say the latest earnings report shows the company is making progress. But as it released the fourth quarter and full year numbers on Tuesday Kodak also  announced it is selling one of its businesses.

The company did show a net profit of $24 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss a year ago.  Revenues of $467 million for the quarter were down 12 percent compared to last year, partly due to currency fluctuations and also because of the expected decline in its older consumer inkjet business.

Kodak Alaris, the company that was spun off from Kodak a couple of years ago, is out with a new photo sharing app.  It's called "Kodak Moments" and the idea is to provide a more personalized way that you can tell stories around the photos that you want to share.

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Kodak officials say they are hearing a lot of buzz at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas about their announcement they will be bringing back the Super 8 Camera.  That's a film camera that was put into production 50 years ago, and hasn't been made since the early 1980s.

But the film is still made at the Eastman Business Park, and the company figures demand for it will increase with this new camera that has some of the features of the original, but also incorporates digital capabilities.

Kodak is going back to its film legacy to develop a new product.  It is reviving the famous Super 8 camera and film, which the company says is an initiative aimed at putting the Super 8 movie cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers, as well as meeting the needs of top directors.

The product is being introduced at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with a prototype of a new Kodak Super 8 camera that combines the classic features of that camera along with some digital features.

The blockbuster Star Wars movie out this week will benefit a lot of companies and individuals associated with it, including an iconic Rochester brand.

The Force is also with Kodak with this week’s mega-premier of the latest in this blockbuster franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  That’s because it was shot on traditional Kodak film.

That’s a departure from some of the more recent Star Wars movies, according to Andy Evenski, who is Kodak’s President  and general manager of entertainment and commercial film.

A ceremonial launch of construction Tuesday morning at one the four former Kodak buildings that will become MCC's new downtown campus.

Speakers shared praise for those who battled to place the college at Kodak, and expressed anticipation for future MCC students who will use the place.

"We all believe in downtown. And most importantly, we all believe in the potential of the students who will enter these doors beginning in the fall of 2017, said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks."

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