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): February 18, 2016
GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation or organization)
301 N. Canon Drive, Suite 305
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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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On February 18, 2016, Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc. (“Sony”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to grant Sony certain rights for the marketing and distribution of the Company’s animated feature-length motion pictures and animated television series in the United States and in Canada, and potentially additional countries.
In consideration for such rights, and subject to certain conditions, Sony will pay the Company an advance in the amount of $2.0 million, against future royalties.
On February 22, 2016, the Company issued a press release announcing the entry into the distribution agreement with Sony. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press release, dated February 22, 2016.|
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: February 22, 2016||By: /s/ Andy Heyward|
|Chief Executive Officer|