Bristow Global Media

Former Bristow Global Media CEO launches female-focused investment group

Julie Bristow, the former CEO and president of Canada-based prodco Bristow Global Media (BGM), has launched the Content Catalyst Fund (CCF), a new development and funding company focused on content developed, delivered and designed by women and about women. Based in Toronto, the CCF has been founded with the aim of supporting storytelling from a […]

Kew Media Group’s BGM acquired by Quebec’s Datsit Sphere

Quebec-based producer and distributor Datsit Sphere has acquired factual and kids production company BGM (formerly Bristow Global Media) from Kew Media Group, which went into administration last week. BGM was formed in 2013 to create multi-genre, multiplatform content and is now headed by new CEO Marlo Miazga after founder Julie Bristow left the company in […]

Exclusive: Kew Media Group’s restructuring process revealed

Kew Media Group’s restructuring process has begun in earnest under the leadership of interim CFO Michael Corrigan, with several companies understood to be looking to leave the Canadian outfit. The Peter Sussman and Steven Silver-led group, which is behind shows ranging from hit drama Line Of Duty to Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland, endured a […]

Exclusive: Kew Media shares fall again as private equity explore options

Private equity companies have emerged as the most likely to buy Line Of Duty distributor Kew Media Group (KMG), which saw its shares fall another 20% yesterday after the company defaulted on its credit facility. Kew initiated a strategic review of the business last week, admitting the company could be split up or sold and […]

Kew Media shares plummet as company considers sale, CFO Geoff Webb exits

Canada-based Kew Media Group’s shares have plummeted after the company said it had initiated a strategic review that could see the company split up or sold, while its chief financial officer Geoff Webb has left the business. Kew, which was formed in 2017 and sell shows including Line Of Duty, has formed a special committee […]

Julie Bristow steps down at Kew Media-owned Bristow Global Media

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of Bristow Global Media (BGM), is leaving the Kew Media Group-owned company to pursue new opportunities. BGM was formed by Bristow in 2013 to create multi-genre, multi-platform content and was acquired by Kew in March, 2017 as part of the production group’s acquisition spree prior to its launch. Marlo Miazga, […]

Kids bulletin: TVOkids commissions Bristow, Splash scores with R. L. Stine

TVOkids commissions Bristow Global Media for ‘Backyard Beats’ Canada’s TVOkids has commissioned Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media for 26 x 11-minute series Backyard Beats. The music and crafting series is aimed at 6-9 year-olds and explores music from all angles. Each episode features a host-led DIY segment, in which kids are challenged to build a […]

Diversity in TV must start early

While representation in kids’ TV has increased in recent years, it’s still got a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. Ann-Marie Corvin reports From Sesame Street to Dora, there’s a perception that kids TV leads the way when it comes to positively championing themes of inclusion and diversity, but statistics suggest otherwise. The […]

Put your money where your mouth is around female-led businesses

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of Kew Media Group-backed Bristow Global Media, urges the industry to invest in female-led content houses and create opportunities for female leads across all aspects of business.  When it comes to ensuring diversity in any industry, money talks. But as women, we tend to feel awkward talking about money — and […]

Formats house Bristow targets US with new development VP

Toronto-based Bristow Global Media (BGM) has promoted Sean Connolly to the new position of vice president of development. The new position was created as the company expands its unscripted content, with a focus on creating original formats for a global audience and tailoring international formats for North America. Connolly will have an immediate focus on […]

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