Current Report


Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2014



(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of

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9401 Wilshire Boulevard #608

Beverly Hills, CA

(Address of principal executive offices)

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(I.R.S. Employer

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



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On February 27, 2014, William McDonough resigned from his position as a director of Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”). Mr. McDonough did not resign due to any disagreement with the Company or its management regarding any matters relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.


On February 27, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Anthony Thomopoulos as a director of the Company. Mr. Thomopoulos served as the Chairman of United Artist Pictures from 1986 to 1989 and formed Thomopoulos Pictures, an independent production company of both motion pictures and television programs in 1989 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1989. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Thomopoulos was the President of Amblin Television, a division of Amblin Entertainment. Mr. Thomopoulos served as the President of International Family Entertainment, Inc. from 1995 to 1997. From June 2001 to January 2004, Mr. Thomopoulos served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Media Arts Group, a NYSE listed company. Mr. Thomopoulos served as a state commissioner of the California Service Corps. under Governor Schwarzenegger from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Thomopoulos is also a founding partner of Morning Light Productions. Since he founded it in 2008, Mr. Thomopoulos has operated Thomopoulos Productions and has served as a consultant to BKSems, USA, a digital signage company. Mr. Thomopoulos is an advisor and a member of the National Hellenic Society and holds a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and sat on its Board of Directors from 1978 to 1988. Mr. Thomopoulos was chosen as a director of the Company based on his entertainment industry experience.


Mr. Thomopoulos has no family relationship with any of the executive officers or directors of the Company.  There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Thomopoulos and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a director of the Company. 




























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



Date: March 4, 2014 By: /s/ Andrew Heyward
  Name:   Andrew Heyward
  Title:     Chief Executive Officer