SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 22, 2019
GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation or organization)
190 N. Canon, 4th Fl.
Beverly Hills, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Commission File Number)
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 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
From November 22, 2019 through November 25, 2019, the holders of shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Genius Brands International, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), converted 415 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock into 1,976,195 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), pursuant to the terms of such Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.
The Company claims an exemption from registration provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for such issuances, as the securities were exchanged by the Company with its existing security holders in a transaction where no commission or other remuneration was paid or given directly or indirectly for soliciting such exchange. As a result of the conversions described above, there are now 1,480 outstanding shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, which if converted in full, would convert into 7,047,619 shares of Common Stock.
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.
|GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|Date: November 27, 2019||By:||/s/ Andy Heyward|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|