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): September 10, 2020
GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
190 N. Canon Drive, 4th Fl.
Beverly Hills, CA
|(Address of principal executive offices)||
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 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On September 10, 2020, Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the launch of Kartoon Classroom!, a stand-alone segment to be hosted on the Company’s Kartoon Channel! platform. The press release also announces the onboarding of Lou Fazio in connection with the launch, and the appointment of Jon Ollwerther to oversee the operations of both Kartoon Channel! and Kartoon Classroom!. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
The information disclosed under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth in such filing.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
The exhibit listed in the following Exhibit Index is filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|99.1||Press Release of Genius Brands International, Inc., dated September 10, 2020.|
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: September 10, 2020||By:||/s/ Andy Heyward|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|