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TeamTo adds Guru’s Mary Bredin to creative team

European kids studio TeamTO has hired Mary Bredin, former EVP of content and strategy at Guru Studio, to its senior creative team.

In the newly created position of creative development producer, Bredin will focus on finding up-and-coming talent for TeamTO’s development slate, with an emphasis on telling original stories from unconventional points of view.

Bredin will work closely with TeamTO’s senior VP of development and production, Corinne Kouper.

The collaboration with Bredin is part of TeamTO’s strategy to secure the broadest possible access for TeamTO and its content. The strategy was initiated in 2011 when the company set up offices in LA and furthered in 2016, when it also gained offices in Beijing.

At Canada’s Guru Studio, where Bredin worked for ten years, the exec developed and co-executive produced the studio’s first original and kids hit Justin Time. She also previous worked with Disney international team in London, heading up programming and acquisitions for the worldwide team.

Kouper said: “I am very happy to welcome Mary on board to drive our production slate. She is smart, focused and very talented in show development and writing, with unique industry knowledge and skills.

“Mary and I have shared a passion for telling great stories ever since we worked together twenty years ago on Disney’s first CG preschool show Rolie Polie Olie.”