After her sudden departure from CBC as their Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Programming, Julie Bristow has unveiled her next venture – Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM). BGM will produce all genres of content across traditional and digital platforms specializing in innovative consumer engagement and participation beyond television. Backed by a team of industry experts and strategic partnerships, BGM represents a new business model for a global production company and is positioned to make a significant impact on the TV and digital landscape internationally.
With an extensive background at CBC, Julie has created more than 1,500 hours of original content, built entire entertainment divisions from scratch, such as the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games, Hockey Night in Canada, Dragons Den, Battle of the Blades and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
“The launch of BGM is the culmination of my life’s work,” said Julie Bristow, President and CEO, BGM. “We’re entering the market at a unique time. The business opportunities are unprecedented and we have the resources and expertise to create content that speaks to directly to today’s consumer in an ever changing global landscape.”
Launched with an international circle of strategic partners with a focus on providing engaging content and strategic opportunities for exceptional brands, BGM is proud to announce its partnership with GroupM Entertainment, the world’s leading media investment management company.
“We are very excited to continue and expand our relationship with Julie Bristow through Bristow Global Media,” said Peter Tortorici, CEO GroupM Entertainment. “Our goal to co-create great content that brands want to be associated with is made stronger by this partnership. Julie has a world class reputation for finding, developing and executing on great ideas.”
BGM is also partnering with Fresh One Productions, a UK-based production company founded and owned by chef and media personality, Jamie Oliver, which has expanded into entertainment and scripted from its factual and lifestyle roots.