Guru Studio Appoints SVP

The newly created role includes strategic and day-to-day legal operations at the company.
License Global

November 10, 2020

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Guru Studio announced Lauren Leinburd as senior vice president, business affairs and general counsel for the children’s content brand.

Leinburd will oversee all strategic and day-to-day legal operations at Guru Studio, working across all departments and productions. She will be based in Toronto and report to Frank Falcone, president and executive creative director, Guru Studio.

Leinburd brings a decade of legal and entertainment leadership experience to the role, acting as both corporate and production counsel on numerous television programs, feature films and new media projects. Before joining Guru, Leinburd was vice president and general counsel at Breakthrough Entertainment. She oversaw and managed all legal issues on behalf of the company including within its development, production and distribution divisions. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lauren to Guru’s leadership team,” says Falcone. “Her deep experience and excellent ability to convey insight across a broad spectrum of entertainment-related

activities will provide steadfast guidance and help our busy teams keep pace with a range of new business activities.” 

Leinburd has a civil and a common law degree from McGill University Law School and a certificate in negotiation from Harvard Law School. Leinburd is called to the bars in both Ontario and Manitoba and has been a guest speaker on numerous entertainment industry panels.


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