Most film and TV productions are using strictly digital technology. As a result, according to the Wall Stret Journal, Eastman Kodak is the only company still producing traditional motion picture film.
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But Kodak, too, is likely to follow its competitor—until recently—Fujifilm, which stopped producing movie reel film altogether.
Now, the Wall Street Journal reports, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow and J.J. Abrams are pressuring movie studios to help Kodak out with long-term commitments to purchase Kodak film.
Details of the agreement are still being worked out.
Whether or not directors will actually use that film a different question.
Most film schools have switched to shooting digitally, and most movie theaters only have digital projectors.
It should be noted that while digital footage costs about the same as celluloid film to produce, it (requires much less effort to edit. So while Hollywood folks may like the idea of having old-school film on hand, few are willing to deal with the inconvenience of editing film footage.