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The End of Film Prints: Four by Variety

  13.04.18 8:42am

With the conversion of theaters in the U.S. almost complete, the end of movies on film is in sight.

Significant cost savings in distribution drove studios to embrace digital projection of movies. Creatives still debate the technical advantages of digital vs. the romanticism of film, and preservationists fret over the fate of cinema classics. But with the conversion of theaters in the U.S. almost complete, the end of movies on film is in sight.

 

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http://variety.com/2013/film/news/film-jobs-decline-as-digital-distribution-gains-foothold-1200375732/

 

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As Film Labs Wind Down Prints Business, Job of Preservation Falling to Archivists

Traditionally, the 35mm print business was dominated by a few big companies. The major studios made the pictures, and the duopoly of Technicolor and Deluxe struck the prints. But with those whales headed for digital waters, the film print business has been swimming with smaller fish: archives, museums and the niche labs that have grown up to serve them.

 

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http://variety.com/2013/film/news/as-film-labs-wind-down-prints-business-job-of-preservation-falling-to-archivists-1200375856/