GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers
(Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 27, 2014, William McDonough resigned from his position as a director
of Genius Brands International, Inc. (the "Company"). Mr. McDonough did not
resign due to any disagreement with the Company or its management regarding any
matters relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.
On February 27, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors appointed Anthony
Thomopoulos as a director of the Company. Mr. Thomopoulos served as the Chairman
of United Artist Pictures from 1986 to 1989 and formed Thomopoulos Pictures, an
independent production company of both motion pictures and television programs
in 1989 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1989. From 1991 to
1995, Mr. Thomopoulos was the President of Amblin Television, a division of
Amblin Entertainment. Mr. Thomopoulos served as the President of International
Family Entertainment, Inc. from 1995 to 1997. From June 2001 to January 2004,
Mr. Thomopoulos served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Media Arts
Group, a NYSE listed company. Mr. Thomopoulos served as a state commissioner of
the California Service Corps. under Governor Schwarzenegger from 2005 to 2008.
Mr. Thomopoulos is also a founding partner of Morning Light Productions. Since
he founded it in 2008, Mr. Thomopoulos has operated Thomopoulos Productions and
has served as a consultant to BKSems, USA, a digital signage company. Mr.
Thomopoulos is an advisor and a member of the National Hellenic Society and
holds a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and sat on its
Board of Directors from 1978 to 1988. Mr. Thomopoulos was chosen as a director
of the Company based on his entertainment industry experience.
Mr. Thomopoulos has no family relationship with any of the executive officers or
directors of the Company. There are no arrangements or understandings between
Mr. Thomopoulos and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a
director of the Company.
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