Magazine article Variety

Kodak Campus Goes Digital

Magazine article Variety

Kodak Campus Goes Digital

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Perhaps nothing better symbolizes Hollywood's digital migration than the conversion of the historic Eastman Kodak complex on Santa Monica Boulevard - a longtime bastion of film technology - into a digital campus.

The center opened in 1929. It's where Kodak scientists developed the first motion picture film specifically designed for movies with audio. Cinematographers watched dailies in its screening room.

But, as everyone knows, the growing use of digital-imaging technologies began to drive down film sales in the late 1990s - and Kodak struggled. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2012, and the main building was shuttered.

Fast-forward to the present day. The SIM Group has announced the signing of a long-term lease for the 65,000-squarefoot facility. Following a multimillion-dollar buildout, per the company, the space is scheduled to reopen in April as a onestop shop for camera packages, workflow design and editing, housing three SIM units: equipment rental house SIM Digital, post-production shop Chainsaw, and Bling Digital, which provides workflow services and processing of dailies. …

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