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FineArtAmerica

September 09, 2010 14:57 ET

FineArtAmerica.com Offers Prints for Use on ABC's Desperate Housewives

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) - FineArtAmerica.com (www.FineArtAmerica.com), the leading independent online art distributor, today announced that it has developed a complete library of affordable, fully licensed artwork for the set of ABC's comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives (http://abc.go.com/). 

Increasingly, television studios find themselves struggling with licensing issues when procuring artwork for their sets. The task of locating the original artists and obtaining signed licensing agreements can threaten to delay time-sensitive production schedules. The Desperate Housewives production team bypasses this obstacle with FineArtAmerica.com, granting them access to thousands of prints from artists who have "opted in" and agreed to provide artwork for use on the show. 

The agreement allows Desperate Housewives set designers to purchase artwork from FineArtAmerica's online library of 850,000 prints, freeing them from the restrictive options offered by traditional prop houses. In turn, FineArtAmerica's 40,000 independent artists will have the opportunity to further monetize their offerings by having their artwork included in the program. 

"Working with ABC's Desperate Housewives is a win for everyone involved," said Sean Broihier, President and CEO of FineArtAmerica. "Our artists get revenue and exposure, while the show gets fully licensed, top-quality prints."

About FineArtAmerica.com

FineArtAmerica.com, the world's first art site for independent artists, is an online marketplace designed to help artists transform their work into online businesses and connect with art collectors seeking new talent and unique works of art. The company offers museum-quality prints ranging in size from 8" x 8" up to 60" x 108" produced by over 30,000 member artists. FineArtAmerica.com provides a wide variety of framing and matting options for each of their 650,000 images (one new image is uploaded every minute) and manages each sale from start to finish, including printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments, and sending proceeds to the artists. For more information or to view the company's extensive print offerings, please visit www.fineartamerica.com. For artists who want to create their own site, visit www.artistwebsites.com.

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