Answer Print ( Entertainment Law) Law and Legal Definition

The first print made from original camera negatives is called the answer print. It is the first composite (sound and picture) motion picture that is printed to film after color correction on an interpositive. It also refers to the first version of the movie printed to film with the sound properly synced to the picture. This print is commonly screened at the lab's screening room, with the color timer present to discuss the timing of certain scenes. Usually color values will need to be corrected before a release print is made.