How do I credit a painting commissioned for my film?

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I commissioned a painting from a friend of mine to use specifically for my film. How do I credit that artwork/artist within both the...

-closing film credits

and...

-IMDb page
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So your friend is an artist who did the painting for the film, which was then used in the background in some scenes (hanging on the wall, maybe)? If that’s the case, the correct department is probably ”Miscellaneous” in IMDb.

Not fully sure what is the ideal way to add the actual credit, but maybe ”painting by” (with the name of the artist). Or maybe the painting has a name that’s mentioned in the film? ”’Sunrise’ painting by” (’Sunrise’ being the name of the painting - just random example).
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Thank you for your reply. Yes, my friend is the artist and it is her work that appears in the film. The painting is very important to the plot, rather than being more of a background piece. The movie is not about the artwork, but the artwork affects the plot in a significant way.
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Hi DD
There is an art department credits section

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In your movie you can credit him as Original Artwork Painted by and the IMDb has this same choice in the Art Department occupations section.


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Thank you so much. That's looks like exactly what I need.
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Ed may be correct, but I would still wait for the official reply from IMDb. Just to be sure.
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Ed is correct. And I am Sure
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If your artist has no name page, you will also have to create one for him also. It is needed for the database to allow the credit of original artwork painted by, to be added.

During the artwork credit process if the database does not recognize the name you will be prompted to enter his name. Last name first, then a comma, then first name as seen here.
At the bottom it will ask you to check off the box as create a new name. Hit recheck.


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It will go "GREEN" select submit these updates. You are done!


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