Julie Bristow is leaving her role as president and CEO of Toronto-based prodco Bristow Global Media (BGM), a Kew Media Group company.
Bristow (pictured) launched BGM in 2013 to create multi-genre, multi-platform premium factual content. Kew acquired the company in 2017.
Since launch, the company’s credits have included 100 Days to Victory (Corus Entertainment, Foxtel, BBC Scotland), It’s My Party (TVO), Hockey Wives (W Network), Haunted Hospitals (Discovery’s Quest Red), Paranormal 9-1-1 (T+E, Discovery’s Quest Red) and Cleared for Chaos (Discovery Channel Canada).
Bristow is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities, according to a release from Kew. Marlo Miazga, currently vice president of content, will take over Bristow’s role as president and CEO.
“It’s been a distinct pleasure to have been part of the start of the Kew Media Group as it developed into the powerhouse it has become today,” said Bristow, in a statement. “The relationship with Kew facilitated the continued growth of BGM. I’m proud to have created and grown this female-led, proudly local production company with global reach. It’s satisfying to now hand over the day to day running of the company to Marlo.”
“BGM is a great company and we are lucky to have it inside the Kew group,” added Kew Media Group CEO Steven Silver. “Julie will be missed, but we wish her all the best in this new phase. We’re very excited about Marlo taking on her new role inside the company.”
Said Miazga: “”The foundations we have layed over the past three years have set BGM up for success. We have a spectacular slate of content that will see us expanding internationally across both our Premium Factual and Kids divisions in 2020. All of us at BGM are incredibly grateful to Julie for her fearless leadership. We are ready to bring this company into its next and exciting stage of growth and scale.”