Julie Bristow leaving Bristow Global Media

VP of content Marlo Miazga will take the helm of the Kew Media Group-owned prodco as president and CEO.

julie bristow 1 bgmJulie Bristow (pictured) is leaving her post as president and CEO of Toronto-based prodco Bristow Global Media (BGM).

The former CBC executive director of studio and unscripted programming officially launched the shingle in 2013 with a focus on creating multi-genre, multi-platform content.

The company, which has built up a reputation as a premium factual content producer, was acquired alongside Architect Films, Frantic Films, Media Headquarters, Our House Media and London- and L.A,-based film and TV distribution company Content Media Corporation (CMC) by Kew Media Group in 2017.

BGM’s credits include 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).

The Canadian TV veteran is leaving the prodco to pursue new opportunities, according to a release from Kew. A spokesperson confirmed to Playback Daily that Bristow will also depart Kew Media Group’s board of directors.

In her stead, Marlo Miazga, VP of content, will take over as BGM president and CEO. Prior to joining BGM in 2016, she served as co-president of Newroad Media, which she founded with Ann Marie Redmond.

“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.”

Earlier this year, Bristow joined the Comweb/Whites board of advisors, serving on the board alongside CEO of Comweb and William F. White International Paul Bronfman and others.

A version of this story originally appeared in Realscreen