GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:GNUS) Files An 8-K Shareholder Director Nominations

GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:GNUS) Files An 8-K Shareholder Director Nominations
Item 5.08

Shareholder Director Nominations.
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The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”) has established Friday, June 14, 2019 as the date of the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”). Because the date of the 2019 Annual Meeting has advanced by more than 30 days from the anniversary date of the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”), in accordance with Rule 14a-5(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the Company is informing stockholders of such change. The exact time and location of the 2019 Annual Meeting will be specified in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Because the date of the 2019 Annual Meeting has been changed by more than 30 days from the anniversary of the 2018 Annual Meeting, a new deadline has been set for submission of proposals by stockholders intended to be included in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting. In order for a proposal under Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act to be considered timely, it must be received by the Company on or prior to 5:00 p.m., eastern time, April 1, 2019 at the Company’s principal executive offices at 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 412, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, directed to the attention of the Corporate Secretary, which the Company believes is a reasonable time before it expects to begin to print and send it proxy materials. Any proposal received after such date will be considered untimely. All such proposals must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations in order to be considered for inclusion in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

About GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:GNUS)

Genius Brands International, Inc. is a content and brand management company. The Company provides entertaining and enriching content and products with a purpose for toddlers to tweens. The Company produces original content and licenses the rights to that content to a range of partners. Its licensees include companies to which the audio-visual rights are licensed for exhibition in various formats, such as Pay Television, Free or Broadcast Television, video-on-demand (VOD), subscription on demand (SVOD) and digital video discs/compact discs (DVDs/CDs), and companies that develop and distribute products based on its content within different product categories, such as toys, electronics, publishing, home goods, stationary and gifts. The Company owns a portfolio of original children’s entertainment that is targeted at toddlers to teens, including Baby Genius, Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.

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