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Genius Brands International, Inc. creates, produces, and distributes original ‘content with a purpose’ for kids, meaning multi-media, and multi-format content for toddlers and tweens in the United States and internationally. The company produces and manages Baby Genius, a musical collection of songs and videos that are entertaining and stimulating for toddlers; Secret Millionaires Club with Warren Buffett, which teaches kids the ‘business of life’ through fun adventures in business; a new collection of superheroes created with Stan Lee through a new label, Stan Lee Comics, including its first direct to TV movie trilogy, Stan Lee's Mighty 7; and Martha & Friends with Martha Stewart that inspires creativity and self-expression in kids. It also offers Gisele & the Green Team with Gisele B ndchen, a superhero series for girls that encourages ‘girl power; and provides environmental lessons; Pascualina, the teen brand from Chile, which inspires and encourages teen girls; and Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, ‘a new series that shows how much fun science and math could be. The company provides its products under the brand names of Baby Genius, Little Genius, Kid Genius, 123 Favorite Music, and Wee Worship. Genius Brands International, Inc. markets its products to various media platforms, as well as to broadcasters, licensees, and retailers. It serves a network of customers and partners worldwide, including broadcasters, consumer products licensees, and retailers. The company offers its products through various wholesale to retail stores; and directly to consumers through daily deal sites and its Web site. Genius Brands International, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.

7 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/22/14
Founded in 2006

genius brands international (GNUS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $23.1K
President and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $20.8K
Executive Vice President of Operations & Lega...
Total Annual Compensation: $17.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

genius brands international (GNUS) Key Developments

Genius Brands International, Inc. Names PBS Distribution as Home Entertainment (DVD, CD, and Digital) Licensing Partner

Genius Brands International, Inc. has named PBS Distribution as the home entertainment (DVD, CD, and digital) licensing partner for its Baby Genius(r) library of more than 500 songs and 125 music videos, as well as for new content that is planned.

Genius Brands International, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Genius Brands International, Inc. and its board of directors have appointed veteran senior financial and accounting executive Rebecca Hershinger as Chief Financial Officer. Additionally GBI has promoted Controller Matthew Kornberg to Vice President of Finance, with increased responsibilities. The announcement was made by GBI's Chairman and CEO Andy Heyward, to whom Hershinger will report. As Chief Financial Officer, Hershinger will be responsible for the company's SEC filings, including the issuance of its quarterly and annual financial reports, as well as the interaction with the company's independent accounting firm and the audit committee. Additionally, she will supervise GBI's finance and accounting staff and monitor all internal control and accounting systems. Kornberg, who joined GBI in April 2014 as Controller, takes on additional financial responsibilities including business affairs, banking, financial forecasting, manufacturing management, human resources, production accounting, cash management, and contract compliance. He continues to be responsible for maximizing the financial assets of the company by establishing strategic financial policies while overseeing the daily operations of the company's finance and accounting unit. Kornberg joined Genius Brands International from BDO USA, where he served as an assurance associate.

Genius Brands International, Inc. Signs New International Broadcast License Deals for Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club

continues to expand the reach of its children's animated television series, Secret Millionaires Club, from its solid U.S. presence across television, online and retail to the international marketplace with a slate of new license deals with multiple international television networks and media platforms. The announcement was made by Genius Brands International's SVP of Global Sales, Andrew Berman. Among the international television networks acquiring the 26 half-hour Secret Millionaires Club series are Finland's MTV3, Thailand's Workpoint, Singapore's Medicacorpand Israel's Imagine Media. Rounding out recent licensing agreements for Secret Millionaires Club, a deal with South Korea's Asiana Licensing has been secured for home entertainment. The new sales are in addition to previously announced deals with Discovery Kids Asia and Gloobin Brazil. Secret Millionaires Club, created in partnership with and starring an animated Warren Buffett, features a group of kids who have adventures in business. Secret Millionaires Club empowers kids by helping them understand the world they live in, teaching them about the impact their decisions have on their own lives. and teaching them to have the confidence to be the best they can be. The series makes it fun for kids to learn to think like entrepreneurs and features a robust list of guest talent including, Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Cannon, Gisele Bundchen and Kelly Rowland. The celebrities play themselves; provide their own voiceovers and lend the lessons of their own life experiences in the context of stories that are relatable and inspirational to kids. The series airs in the U.S. on the Hub Network. The new overseas license deals are an extension of the brand's solid presence in the U.S. on air, online, at retail and in schools. In addition to the television series, The Secret Millionaires Club brand features 26 webisodes, a series of DVDs, a book titled Secret Millionaires Club: Warren Buffett's 26 Secrets to Success in the Business of Life, interactive play kits, and online store, The Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club also extends beyond media and retail and has spurred the 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge,' an annual national competition open to kids 7-14, which will soon launch its 4th year. The competition invites young people to use what they've learned from Secret Millionaires Club to create a new business idea. The contest is sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation to further its mission of improving [financial] education and reaches over 100,000 classrooms and youth organizations in the U.S. with free tools and lessons for teaching good financial habits.


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