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Guru ups Jonathan Abraham to VP team

The animation studio has also hired former Gusto Worldwide Media and Portfolio exec Corey Caplan to support him.
May 15, 2019

Toronto-based Guru Studio has promoted Jonathan Abraham to VP of sales and business development and hired a former Gusto Worldwide Media exec to support him.

Reporting to president and executive creative director Frank Falcone, Abraham (pictured) joined the company as its senior director of sales and new business development in February 2018. His new position as VP of sales and business development expands his mandate beyond the studio’s content sales, moving him further into the ancillary consumer products business.

Prior to joining Guru, he served as director of international sales and acquisitions at Canadian prodco Portfolio Entertainment, and as international sales and marketing manager for toyco Zuru in Hong Kong.

In addition to Abraham’s promotion, Corey Caplan has joined the Canadian animation studio as its director of international sales.

Reporting to Abraham, Caplan will be responsible for the company’s international content sales as it prepares to unveil new properties later this year. Most recently he served as Gusto Worldwide Media’s senior director of international sales. While at the foodnet, he worked on expanding the global reach of Gusto’s catalogue, representing the company at various major TV markets.

Caplan has more than a decade of experience working in television distribution. Before his time at Gusto, he served at Portfolio Entertainment, first as an international sales manager and later as director of international sales.

These changes follow the news that Rachel Marcus has been promoted to VP of creative development at the studio.

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