Julie Bristow’s prodco gets hockey wives order

Julie Bristow1Bristow Global Media, the fledgling prodco set up by former CBC exec Julie Bristow, is making a reality show about hockey wives for W Network.

The series does not yet have a name, but will launch early next year on the female-skewed Canadian specialty channel.

BGM has secured access to the wives and girlfriends of some of professional ice hockey’s best-known and up-and-coming players and will follow them over the course of an NHL season.

Nicole Brown, wife of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and Noureen DeWulf, wife of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will appear in the series.

“Having spent last season shooting with NHL families all over North America and in Sochi, we discovered so many fascinating and powerful women with compelling stories of their own,” said Julie Bristow, president of Bristow Global Media. “We’re excited to tell a deeper, more layered story against the always dramatic backdrop of our national sport.”

This series follows BGM’s debut production, the multi-platform series NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other, created in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA).

Former CBC unscripted boss, Bristow, launched Toronto-based BGM last August and has development and content deals with GroupM Entertainment as well as chef Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One, which has yielded cooking series Pressure Cooker.

“I enjoyed every day at the public broadcaster, it was a great gig, but I wanted to be in a position to make content and knew how to get it financed,” Bristow told TBI.