Negative cost

Negative cost is the net expense to produce and shoot a movie , excluding such spending distribution and promotion . [1]

Low-budget movies, The Blair Witch Project , can be much more expensive than the negative cost. [2]

The term comes from the costs up to the production of the final negative .


  1. Jump up^ Barnes & Noble Glossary<R=N&TRM=1007105Retrieved 2007-02-12
  2. Jump up^ IMDb Explanation for differences in reported budget 2007-02-12