BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTCQB: GNUS) (OTCQB: GNUSD) a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, announced today that its common stock has been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market LLC. The company's common stock will begin trading under the symbol "GNUS" at the opening of trading on Monday, November 21, 2016.
"Uplisting to Nasdaq represents a tremendous accomplishment and an important corporate milestone for Genius Brands International. We believe that trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market will help generate increased visibility, better liquidity, greater access to capital, and attract a broader and more diverse range of institutional investors to prompt our growth initiatives and improve the value of our company," said Andy Heyward, CEO of Genius Brands International.
About Genius Brands International
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTCQB: GNUS) (OTCQB: GNUSD) is a publicly traded global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children. Led by award-winning creators and producers, the Company distributes its content worldwide in all formats, as well as a broad range of consumer products based on its characters. In the children's media sector, Genius Brands International's portfolio features "content with a purpose" for toddlers to tweens, which provides enrichment as well as entertainment, including tween music-driven brand SpacePOP; preschool property debuting on Netflix Llama Llama; award-winning Baby Genius, re-launched with new entertainment and over 40 new products; adventure comedy Thomas Edison's Secret Lab®, available on Netflix, public broadcast stations and Genius Brands International's Kid Genius channel on Comcast's Xfinity on Demand; Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club, created with and starring iconic investor Warren Buffett. The Company is also co-producing an all-new adult animated series, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, with Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment and The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, under Genius Brands International's wholly owned subsidiary, A Squared Entertainment, the Company represents third-party properties, including From Frank, a humor greeting card and product line, and Celessence Technologies, the world's leading micro encapsulation company, across a broad range of categories in territories around the world. For additional information please visit www.gnusbrands.com.
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