Julie Bristow

Julie Bristow has been influencing how people watch television for the past 20 years. She has created over 1500 hours of original content, built entire entertainment divisions from the ground up, innovated new and exciting ways to reach audiences, and garnered multiple industry and business awards for her contributions and leadership.

Specializing in multiplatform content across all genres, Julie and her team at Bristow Global Media have produced a roster of linear and non-linear content across the globe, including the recently announced docudrama series 100 Days to Victory (Corus Entertainment, Foxtel, BBC Scotland) and It’s My Party, an original kids format for TVO. Additional series include NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (CBC, NBCSN, Rogers), Pressure Cooker (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 and original programs including Dragons’ Den, Battle of the Blades, and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. She revitalized CBC’s digital platform, successfully bridged social media with traditional media, 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 likes of the New York Times, PBS Frontline and Discovery Times Channel.

Recognized globally as a fresh and influential voice in the industry, Julie speaks at events around the globe, from Banff to Cannes.

Julie sits on the Board of influential domestic and international associations, including the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television, the Kew Media Board and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. She volunteers her time to charitable organizations focused on addiction and mental health.