Washington, D.C. 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001- 54389   20-4118216

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 412

Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 310-273-4222




(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share GNUS The Nasdaq Capital Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


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Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


(a)       On June 17, 2019, Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the holders of 6,641,869 shares of the Company’s common stock were present in person or represented by proxy, which represents 63.63% of the total shares of outstanding common stock entitled to vote as of the record date of May 1, 2019.


(b)       The following actions were taken in the Annual Meeting:


(1)The following eight nominees were elected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors until the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors have been elected and qualified, or until their earlier resignation or removal:


Name of Director
  Votes For  Votes Withheld  Broker Non-
Andy Heyward  2,581,153
Michael Klein  2,580,053  166,340  3,895,476
Joseph “Gray” Davis  2,574,875  171,518  3,895,476
Lynne Segall  2,577,006  169,387  3,895,476
P. Clark Hallren   2,552,969   193,424   3,895,476
Anthony Thomopoulos  2,553,024  193,369  3,895,476
Bernard Cahill  2,580,033  166,360  3,895,476
Margaret Loesch  2,579,553  166,840  3,895,476


(2)The selection of Squar Milner LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, was ratified, based on the following votes:


Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Vote 
 6,589,456    36,649    15,764    0 













Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: June 17, 2019 By: /s/ Andy Heyward                                                            
  Name:      Andy Heyward
  Title:        Chief Executive Officer