January 30, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 30

Dima S. Budron

Dima S. Budron is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property and transactional entertainment law, representing artists, production companies, networks, studios, trade associations, and talent and content creators. Dima has experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts dealing with various stages of content creation such as funding, development, production, licensing and distribution. She also provides legal analysis and counseling on copyright and trademark matters.

representative matters

  • Drafts, negotiates, and reviews music producer agreements, recording artist agreements, motion picture/TV talent agreements, life story rights agreements, book options, writer agreements, funding agreements, development agreements, production services agreements, season renewal agreements, and content licensing agreements for various clients,

  • Assists clients in obtaining rights to use music in audiovisual and/or music productions.

  • Provides clients with legal opinion on the use of titles for movies or television shows.

  • Serves as counsel to International Intellectual Property Alliance (a coalition of five copyright-based industry trade associations – RIAA, MPAA, ESA, AAP, and IFTA – comprised of over 3,200 companies in the music, film, book publishing, and entertainment software industries) on international copyright protection and enforcement matters including drafting important government filings such as the annual Special 301 report and several of the United States Trade Representative’s Out-of-Cycle Reviews.

  • Assist in administrative litigation before the Copyright Royalty Board regarding royalty distribution for cable re-transmissions, representing the copyright owners of syndicated series, movies, and specials broadcast.

  • Assisted in counseling major studio client on theatrical and television rights upon review of documents surrounding prior film productions.

  • Represented the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in the 2018 Copyright Office rule-making proceeding regarding proposed exemptions to an anti-circumvention provision of Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Dima S. Budron