Gurin Company makes exec hires

California-based prodco, The Gurin Company, has hired Javier Winnik (pictured) as head of production and Ashleigh Di Tonto as manager of development.
February 15, 2012

California-based production company, The Gurin Company (TGC), has hired Javier Winnik (pictured) as head of production and Ashleigh Di Tonto as manager of development.

Winnik was most recently executive in charge of production for Q’Viva, the Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony talent series, and has also served as co-executive producer on The Marriage Ref and executive producer on season seven of Last Comic Standing. He has also been a producer on several TGC programs, including the first season of The Singing Bee and The Weakest Link.

Di Tonto joins TGC from TLC, where she was a development coordinator.

“2012 is on target to become one of our busiest years,” said Phil Gurin, president and CEO of TGC. “With The Singing Bee for CMT and Oh Sit! for The CW already in various stages of production, and several more projects queued up, we needed to ramp up our production and development capabilities.

“It’s great to have Javier back on board in this new capacity, and we’re pleased to further build out the development team with Ashleigh,” he added.

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