Designing sets for popular TV shows such as Desperate Housewives is a high-energy, fast-paced business. With scripts often changing at the last minute, producers and set designers need to be able to design and build new sets in a matter of days.
The process of procuring artwork for these sets is particularly challenging because each piece of artwork that gets used as a prop or set decoration needs to be licensed from the original artist and cleared for use on TV.
With limited time on their hands, it can be very difficult for TV producers to find high-quality artwork for their sets... locate the original artists... and then obtain signed licensing agreements from each artist.
In order to alleviate this problem and simultaneously open up a new sales channel for our artists, Fine Art America has worked with producers at ABC Studios to develop a unique program that's going to revolutionize the way that artwork is licensed for use on television.
There is a licensing agreement located at the bottom of this page. This is an agreement that ABC Studios will ask you to sign should they decide to purchase one of your prints for use on their sets. The agreement grants ABC the right to display your print on their set... film it for the TV show... broadcast it... and use it in any medium connected with promoting the TV show. For example, your print might appear on the set of Desperate Housewives, and as a result of that appearance, it might also appear in still photos that are used to promote Desperate Housewives in magazines, in newspapers, on the web, etc. Please note - ABC does not have any rights, whatsoever, to reproduce your prints. You retain the copyright to your artwork and the sole, exclusive right to reproduce it.
Here are the terms of the agreement that you will be asked to sign before ABC purchases your prints. You will be asked to sign one agreement per print.
Your print will be licensed directly to ABC Studios for use in one of their television shows.