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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

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

 

August 17, 2022

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)

001-37950

(Commission File Number)

20-4118216

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

190 N. Canon Drive, 4th Fl., Beverly Hills, CA   90210

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(310) 273-4222

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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).

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

     

 

 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On August 17, 2022, Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Company”) issued an earnings press release announcing, among other things, the Company’s operational highlights for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

 

The information provided under Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

 

(d) Exhibits

 

The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed:

 

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 
       
      99.1   Press release announcing financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, dated August 17, 2022.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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: August 17, 2022 By: /s/ Andy Heyward
  Name: Andy Heyward
  Title:   Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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