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Toronto, ON (February 7, 2019) – Guru Studio, a leader in children’s entertainment, is pleased to announce today the promotion of Rachel Marcus to Vice President Creative Development.

Reporting to Frank Falcone, President and Executive Creative Director, Marcus will expand her role to lead the company’s overall development of new original IP, as well as oversee creative partnerships, co-productions and features.

Prior to joining Guru, Marcus was at leading kids network Nickelodeon, where she developed short form linear content that drove interactive web experiences for and Nick Jr. 

Since joining Guru, Marcus has played a pivotal role in growing the company’s roster of Originals, including co-creating the studio’s newest preschool series Pikwik which will air on Disney Junior US and Hulu next year, as well as underwater adventure series Big Blue which was greenlit by CBC in Canada.

“Over the last few years, I have been seen first-hand Rachel’s strong creative leadership” says Frank Falcone President and Executive Creative Director at Guru Studio. “I am confident she will continue to strategically grow our IP, with the same creativity, collaboration and passion that the industry has come to expect from Guru.”

Rachel Marcus commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be leading Guru’s Creative team into the company’s next phase of growth. We have an extremely talented team who continue to create ground breaking and imaginative shows for kids - I can’t wait to share what we have coming!”

The promotion comes at a time of rapid expansion for the company, with a number of executive hires announced last year to support the growth of Guru’s original IP.

About Guru Studio

Guru Studio is a creative-driven entertainment company renowned for creating, developing and producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful shows including its premier Netflix Original Preschool series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom which was recently greenlit for its fourth season; Paw Patrol™, the #1 U.S. Preschool smash-hit and consumer products phenomenon produced in collaboration with Spin Master and Nick Jr.; Mattel’s, Ever After High; and its own two-time original Emmy® Award nominated preschool series Justin Time. Guru Studio was also involved in the production of the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner, based on the award-winning novel by Deborah Ellis. Led by President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone, Guru Studio is an industry leader in animated storytelling for kids of all ages.