Guru Studio is a creative-driven entertainment company and an industry leader in animated storytelling. We are renowned for creating, developing and producing award-winning hit shows that captivate and inspire kids and families all over the world. Guru builds unique creative partnerships that support production, financing, distribution, licensing and brand management across all platforms.

Our Team

Frank Falcone
President | Executive Creative Director
Samara Melanson
VP of Production
Lauren Leinburd
SVP of Business Affairs & General Counsel
Babita Jassal
VP of People & Culture
Brandon James Scott
Creative Director, Design
Matt Jones
Head of CG
Yurie Rocha
Andrew Strimaitis
Animation Director
Chris Bobinski
Studio Assets Director
Sue Jung
Head of Talent Acquisition
Bryan Huo
Workflow Design Process Engineer
Alex D’Avolio
Post Production Supervisor/Production Associate
Dave Padbury
Development Executive
Kathleen Turner
Senior Marketing Manager
Jennifer Oppenheimer
Senior Manager, International Sales & Licensing
Julie Chivers
Contracts Manager
Elizabeth Barr
Business Affairs Manager
Sarah McDonald
People & Culture + Community Engagement Manager

Our Awards