Visionary media leader. Founder and entrepreneur. Creator and champion of female-led organizations. Julie Bristow has been influencing how people watch television for the past 25 years. She has created over 1500 hours of original content, built entire entertainment divisions and content companies from the ground up, innovated new ways to reach audiences, and garnered multiple industry and business awards for her contributions and leadership.
In 2013, Julie launched Bristow Global Media Inc. She and her team created and produced a roster of linear and non-linear content across the globe, including the successful docudrama’s:100 Days to Victory( Foxtel, BBC Scotland, History Channel Canada) and 9/11: Control The Skies (National Geographic International and Bell Media). In addition to the successful slate of factual properties, Bristow built a vibrant kids division including original family factual formats like It’s MyParty ! and Backyard Beats.
Bristow also produced,NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other(CBC, NBCSN, Rogers),Pressure Cooker(FYI/ W Network),Hockey Wives(W Network),Canada: The Story of Us(CBC),Canadian Country Music Association’s CCMA Awards(CBC and CMT),Pardon My French(YouTube),The Zone(YTV, YouTube) and Corus’ brand-driven kids’ content and programming specials (YTV, TELETOON, Nickelodeon Canada).
Prior to founding BGM in 2013, Julie was the Executive Director of Studio & Unscripted Content at CBC Television (Hockey Night in Canada, 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio) where she helped create many of CBC’s most successful programs includingDragons’ Den. She revitalized CBC’s digital platform and relentlessly challenged the status quo to bring new and exciting changes to how we consume media. Julie excelled at making business decisions that added tens of millions in revenue for the public broadcaster and forged international partnerships with The New York Times and PBS Frontline.
Julie has served on the boards of influential domestic and international associations, including the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television, William F. White International Inc. and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. She volunteers her time to charitable organizations focused on addiction and mental health.