Ali Brown brings her expansive knowledge of industry production and creative storytelling to the screen as the President of PRETTYBIRD and its sister company Ventureland. Through her creative eye, PRETTYBIRD’s work and directors continue to be recognized on the global scale, winning awards and accolades from Cannes Lions, One Show, the Clio Awards, D&AD, and the AICP Awards, as well as being named Ad Age & Creativity Magazine's Production Company of the Year, twice.
Brown has also taken her experience as a multi-platform producer to Ventureland, an independent production company which she co-founded alongside Oscar-winning producer John Battsek and PRETTYBIRD partners Kerstin Emhoff and Paul Hunter. Currently, she is in production on both scripted and unscripted projects, multiple podcasts, and branded content slated for both national and international release.
In addition to her work with PRETTYBIRD and Ventureland, Brown has also served two terms as AICP/West president and was chosen to be the AICP Show chairperson for 2020 and 2021. Notably, Brown served as the President of the Young Director’s Award Jury in Cannes 2018 - making her the first female president in the show’s 21-year history. Her expertise has lead to her appearance on multiple panels and juries including Sundance’s New Frontier, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Ciclope, Women in Film, Whext, Creatvity Awards, and Adfest. She is on the board of Manifest Works and the director of fundraising for the Fireflies West.
In 2020, Ali created “Double the Line,” an initiative since supported by AICP’s Equity and Inclusion Committee, designed to increase access and opportunity for BIPOC crew. Ali was named a finalist for Creativity’s Diversity & Inclusion Champions of the Year for 2021 for the creation of this initiative.