Genius Brands International, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Genius Brands International, Inc. has promoted Stone Newman to President of Global Consumer Products, Worldwide Content Sales & Marketing. In his new role, Newman, who joined the company in 2014 as President of Global Consumer Products, will add oversight of the Company's global content distribution business for its flourishing catalog of animated properties, including SpacePOP, Llama Llama, Baby Genius, Secret Millionaires Club and Thomas Edison'sSecret Lab, as well as an all-new preschool property currently in development. Newman will also manage the worldwide rollout of the adult animated series, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders. He will continue to oversee and manage all of GBI's licensing, merchandising, retail and marketing efforts, including appointing and managing the Company's growing team of leading licensing agencies in key markets around the world. Supporting Newman in his new role, Jo Kavanagh-Payne has been named GBI's Senior Vice President of Global Distribution, spearheading the company's worldwide content sales efforts.