BGM appoints Sean Connolly as VP Development for the Company’s Growing Unscripted Content
Toronto, Canada – March 20, 2018 – Julie Bristow, President of Bristow Global Media (BGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Connolly to the new position of VP Development for the company’s rapidly growing unscripted content with a focus on creating original formats for the world and tailoring international formats for North America. In addition, he will have an immediate focus on expanding BGM’s business into the US.
Sean first joined Bristow Global Media‘s executive team as a development consultant in May 2017. Since then Connolly, working directly with Marlo Miazga, VP Content BGM, have been responsible for greenlighting It’s My Party for Canada’s TVO and Haunted Hospitals to broadcasters in the UK and Canada, soon to be announced.
“Sean’s extensive background in nurturing successful unscripted series and formats comes at a perfect time as BGM’s continues to growth its strength in this internationally important genre,” Julie Bristow, President Bristow Global Media.
With a proven reputation for shaping successful formats, Sean’s experience includes all areas of unscripted – from Documentary to Reality, Factual Entertainment, Lifestyle and Kids and Family content, airing across network, cable, OTT and numerous digital platforms. Since arriving in Canada from Ireland in 2013, Sean has lead development at leading Canadian production companies including Proper Television, Our House Media and marblemedia. He also ran his own Gorilla Media, where he created the format Make The Politician Work for Canada’s CBC, which was short-listed for an International Format Award in Cannes and has been optioned in ten territories worldwide. In Ireland, Connelly helmed his own boutique digital media company i-media (Innovation Media Ltd) which creating video and interactive DVD content for media clients, brands and agencies.
Most recently, BGM, which specializes in creating multiplatform short and long form content across all genres, won a Canadian Screen Award (CSA) in partnership with Secret Location for the VR work on the BGM produced Canada: The Story of US. They have also entered into a partnership agreement with Relish Interactive on the creation of short form animated graphic novels for the upcoming 100 Days to Victory a gripping docudrama, co-produced with Electric Pictures, Corus Entertainment’s HISTORY® in Canada and Foxtel’s The History Channel in Australia and New Zealand, as well as BBC Scotland.
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