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News brief: Guru hires sales boss from Vodka

Canadian animation house Guru Studio has hired its first director of sales from Spanish toon producer Vodka Capital.

Ian Lambur previously worked in international distribution for Jelly Jamm prodco Vodka and will now head sales for Guru, reporting into VP Mary Bredin.

Frank Falcone, president, Guru Studio said: “Ian’s addition to the team will help expand our sales efforts and provide increased service to clients, allowing us the ability to put a renewed focus on new projects in development.”

Guru, which is behind Justin Time, will be heading to MIPCOM with new five new series on its development slate. The company is currently producing Keith Chapman’s new series, which Spin Master Entertainment and Nickelodeon are coproducing, Paw Patrol.