Feb 07, 2019
Guru Studio Promotes Rachel Marcus to VP Creative Development
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 of 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 Nick.com 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.