Ali Bird Legal has an established network in and knowledge of the Australian film and television industry. We understand the quirks, challenges and opportunities that are unique to this field.

We can act as your outsourced legal and business affairs team at all stages of the filmmaking process, including negotiating contracts for development, production and distribution; corporate structuring, including the use of special purpose vehicles (SPVs); obtaining underlying rights and clearances for talent and other copyright material; cast and crew contracts and working with completion guarantors.


Ali Bird Legal is proud to be associated with a number of clients who are pushing the boundaries in the creative application of new technology in their chosen fields.

We provide tailored advice for technology start-ups and new businesses, entrepreneurs, bootstrapped and organic growth based businesses and venture capital backed businesses.


We understand the challenges and hard work involved in establishing and growing your creative-based small business. Accordingly, we strive to keep our commercially minded legal advice simple and streamlined to manage costs—so you can stay focused on making great work.

We work with writers, artists, designers, photographers, musicians, actors and performers.


We collaborate closely with our clients to identify risks and maximise opportunities that will facilitate their business success now, and into the future.

Whether you are working on a brand new start-up or running a mature business we can advise on contracting and deal-making; employment; partnership agreements; purchase and sale of businesses and assets; structuring, including companies, partnerships, trusts, joint ventures and not-for-profits; risk management and insurance and dispute resolution.