Guru Studio

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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Corus Entertainment picks Guru Studio’s Pikwik

The preschool series will launch on Treehouse next year to coincide with its U.S. debut on Disney Junior.

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Deals: eOne, Seville, DHX, Guru

Anthropocene lands U.S. distribution at Sundance, WildBrain takes the digital reins of The Smurfs brand and Guru gets a new playmate.

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Guru taps Chinese distributor for True and the Rainbow Kingdom

The Canadian prodco has named Hengxin Shambala Kids as the distributor for its Netflix original preschool series in China.

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In Brief: Creative industries launch code of conduct site

Plus: Shaw Rocket launches a kid safety program, Guru Studio ups Louise Jones to VP role, and more.

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Mary Bredin to exit Guru Studio

The EVP of content and strategy at the Toronto children’s entertainment company is leaving to pursue work as a consultant.

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Guru Studio continues to expand exec team

The Toronto-based prodco has hired former Portfolio Entertainment director of international sales and acquisitions Jonathan Abraham.

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Ex-Disney exec to lead Guru’s production team

The prodco has brought on former Disney exec Kara Lord Piersimoni as VP of production, as well as ex-Spin Master brand manager Daniel Rattner.

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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.

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CMF awards $10.3M to interactive digital media projects

Projects from Secret Location and MinorityVR were among those selected to receive funding.

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Guru Studio boards The Breadwinner

Production on the Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg copro started last month.

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Deals: ole, Guru Studio, True Gravity

Guru Studio’s pre-school property Justin Time (pictured) gets picked up in five territories, plus more deals of the week.