Kodak Films receives ninth Oscar

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MUMBAI: Eastman Kodak is set to receive its ninth Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The company will receive the statuette for the development of photographic emulsion technologies incorporated into the Kodak VISION2 family of colour negative films.  Kodak chairman and chief executive officer Antonio Perez will accept the award on behalf of Kodak scientists at the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards on 9 February in Los Angeles.  “We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the artists in our industry,” said Kodak Film president of photofinishing and entertainment group Mary Jane Hellyar.  According to Entertainment Imaging chief technical officer and vice president Gary Einhaus, “The VISION2 film platform and our recently-launched VISION3, which built upon many of the VISION2 innovations, are the benchmark in the motion picture industry for image capture efficiency.”  Numerous Academy Award-nominated films for Best Cinematography have used Kodak VISION2 film including Pan’s Labyrinth, The Black Dahlia, Children of Men, The Prestige and Memoirs of a Geisha.