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 25, 2017
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 7.01||REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.|
On September 26, 2017, Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”) distributed to its shareholders the letter attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
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 8.01||OTHER EVENTS.|
On September 25, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the launch of Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! subscription streaming service on Amazon Channels. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
|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||Genius Brands International, Inc. Letter to Shareholders, dated September 26, 2017.|
|99.2||Genius Brands International, Inc. Press Release, dated September 25, 2017.|
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.
|GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|Date: September 27, 2017||By: /s/ AndyHeyward|
|Name: Andy Heyward|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|