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Rachel Marcus rises to VP at Guru, overseeing development

Most recently, Marcus co-created Guru’s preschool series Pikwik, which was picked up by Disney Junior for the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and India in July.

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CBC/Radio-Canada dives in with Big Blue

The pubcaster has greenlit an animated comedy-adventure series from Guru Studio.

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Cogeco TV Production fund distributes $2.3M across 15 projects

Guru Studios’ Big Blue and Sphere Media’s Les Honorables are among the recipients in the latest round.

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In brief: eOne preps Goon sequel, Guru in development with CBC

The No Trace Camping and Caramel Films-produced sequel (pictured) will premiere in the spring, Guru Studios and CBC head underwater, plus more news from the week.

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Guru Arcade adds creative director

Lyndsey Gallant will provide creative direction to Guru Studios’ interactive division as it moves deeper into the original IP space.


Book of Negroes, Corner Gas movie among Bell Fund recipients

Other productions to receive financing through the fund include Dino Hunt Canada and the children’s series Chirp. (Corner Gas pictured.)

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Deals: Peace Point, DHX, Guru Studio

Peace Point Rights announces the sale of over 120 hours of factual and lifestyle programming, while Guru Studio’s Justin Time (pictured) is set to air in a number of European territories.


The 2013 10 To Watch: Brandon James Scott

The award-winning illustrator, designer and director at Guru Studio has racked up kudos for his pre-school animated series Justin Time.

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Canuck productions net numerous Daytime Emmy noms

Vancouver-produced R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (pictured) dominated the Canada-specific nominations, with nine.

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Dinopaws gets greenlight

The international co-production involves Toronto kids’ programming specialists Guru Studios and Canuck children’s broadcaster Treehouse along with the U.K.’s Impossible Kids, Kindle Entertainment and CBeebies.


Guru Studios and NFB get Annie Award nominations

Guru Studios nets three nods for its Justin Time CGI kids program (pictured) while the NFB nets noms for short films, Bydlo and Kali the Little Vampire.