Toronto, Canada’s Guru Studios has promoted Rachel Marcus to VP of creative development, with an expanded remit to lead the development of new original IPs and oversee the company’s creative partnerships, co-productions and features.
Marcus joined the animation studio as a development exec in 2015, and most recently she co-created preschool series Pikwik, which was picked up in July by Disney Junior for the US, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and India. Marcus also played a pivotal role on animated underwater adventure series Big Blue. Greenlit by CBC/Radio-Canada last summer, the show follows Lemo and Lettie as they explore and protect an ocean-covered planet.
Prior to joining Guru, Marcus was a digital content development producer for Nickelodeon, where she developed short-form linear content for interactive web experiences on Nick.com and Nick Jr.
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