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): June 12, 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 3.02 UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
On June 12, 2020, Genius Brands International, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), issued to Oak Productions, Inc. a warrant (the “Schwarzenegger Warrant”) to purchase 2,158,273 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to $1.39 per share (the “Exercise Price”). The Schwarzenegger Warrant will be a non-refundable recoupable advance on Mr. Schwarzenegger’s one-third (1/3) participation in the animated television series currently entitled “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten” (the “Show”). MSA Advisors, LLC (“MSA”) will also receive a warrant (the “MSA Warrant” and, together with the Schwarzenegger Warrant, the “Warrants”) to purchase 125,899 shares of the Company’s common stock at the Exercise Price as compensation for MSA’s role as an advisor to the Show.
The Warrants are exercisable upon the earlier of (i) May 25, 2021 and (ii) the first date that an episode of the Show is exhibited on television or is otherwise available for viewing through a streaming service or otherwise on the Internet, through May 25, 2030.
The foregoing summary of the Warrants does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, such document attached as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The issuance of the Warrants was exempt from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The holders are sophisticated and represented in writing that they acquired the Warrants for their own accounts for investment purposes.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
The exhibits listed in the following Exhibit Index are filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|4.1||Form of Warrant.|
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: June 18, 2020||By:||/s/ Andy Heyward|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|