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  1. 1. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 1 Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO Official Logo WHITE TEXT Logo
  2. 2. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 2 There is a most unusual sector that exhibits extraordinary and timeless characteristics...
  3. 3. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 3 Consider the following facts:
  4. 4. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 4 Consider the following facts:
  5. 5. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 5 Consider the following facts:
  6. 6. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 6 Animated content is an evergreen and lucrative business that transcends generations, borders and trends.
  7. 7. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 7 Cartoons from 50 years ago are still among the most popular properties featured on the newest distribution platforms.
  8. 8. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 8 Media is ubiquitous in kids’ lives. There has never been a better time to be in the business of providing content for kids.
  9. 9. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 9 Children (< age 9) spend 35 hrs/wk consuming various forms of media, a 7% increase or an additional 2.2 hrs since 2009. • TV usage is up 12% versus nine years ago. • 75% of kids say they watch short-form video on their “iDevice.” • 27% of kids’ daily media consumption is spent playing games. (Source: Nickelodeon, November 2013)
  10. 10. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 10 Kids consume media on an increasing variety of devices. • 40% of all families own a tablet, up from 8% 2 yrs ago. • Tablet usage is now 8% of their daily media consumption. • 72% of children under 8 have used a mobile device, and 38% of children under 2 have used one – twice as many kids as 2 yrs ago. • The average amount of time children spend using mobile devices has tripled. (Source: 2013 Common Sense Media)
  11. 11. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 11 There is more need and more opportunity for quality content than ever before. Genius Brands International serves an underserved niche in the marketplace: Content with a Purpose.
  12. 12. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 12 Content with a Purpose Genius Brands International is dedicated to providing content that is as entertaining as it is enriching for kids, produced purposefully in multiple formats for today’s digital child.
  13. 13. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 13 Broadcast Online Mobile/ Tablet Video On Demand Subscription Services Games/ Activities Consumer Products Publishing, Toys, Electronics, Music, Apparel, Apps, Soft Goods, Hard Goods Our business is: Content with a Purpose for a Multi-Media Generation
  14. 14. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 14 Children’s Entertainment Veterans Genius Brands’ management has been entrenched in the kids entertainment business for nearly 30 years and have established relationships across the food chain. Latin America iTunes
  15. 15. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 15 ® Relaunch
  16. 16. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 16 • 80% brand recognition among Moms • 500 songs; 125 music videos • Over $40M in retail sales of Baby Genius® toys (2009-2010) • 10M Baby Genius® DVDs/CDs sold in more than 8,000 retail locations • #1 children’s on-demand property on Baby Boost channel on Comcast; 60M+ downloads and over 500,000 VOD users/month • iTunes: Over 500,000 downloads • YouTube Channel: Over 15M views and over 600,000 views/month; over 10,400 subscribers ®
  17. 17. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 17 Coming Soon: Expanded distribution • New Online Streaming Service • New distribution with Comcast, Amazon and more
  18. 18. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 18 Coming Soon: Expanded merchandise program
  19. 19. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 19 Coming Soon: International expansion
  20. 20. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 20 Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club An animated series created and starring Warren Buffett who helps kids understand the world around them. It’s not about reading a balance sheet, it’s about inspiring kids to form healthy habits from an early age.
  21. 21. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 21 Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab A new animated series in development to inspire kids in science and math and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of one of the most inspirational inventors of our time, Thomas Edison. TM
  22. 22. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 22 Stan Lee in Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 In partnership with the superhero creator of all superheroes, this new animated feature length trilogy features Stan Lee as a character for the first time in this animated, “comic book reality series,” featuring Stan Lee himself.
  23. 23. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 23 Stan Lee Comics is a partnership among Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Genius Brands, and Archie Comics to create original superhero properties for a worldwide audience, brought to life through film, television, online, publishing, and retail. Together, the partners have several new properties in development. Stan Lee is the legendary co-creator of some of the most famous superheroes including Spider- Man™, The Hulk™, X-Men™, The Fantastic Four™, Thor™, Daredevil™, Iron Man™ and The Avengers™. His characters have sold more toys, video games, and general merchandise than Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles and Pokemon.
  24. 24. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 24 Introducing Pascualina -- the charismatic, stylish, cosmopolitan trendsetter that every tween girl aspires to be!
  25. 25. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 25 Martha Stewart’s Martha & Friends An animated series that inspires creativity through crafting and cooking.
  26. 26. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 26 Gisele Bündchen’s Gisele & the Green Team An animated series inspiring “girl power” and the importance of protecting the universe.
  27. 27. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 27 Investment Profile • Experienced management • Strong brands • Rich and robust pipeline of new content coming to market • Evergreen intellectual property • Limited risk • Huge potential upside
  28. 28. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 28 Management Profile Andy Heyward Andy Heyward is a multi-Emmy winning producer of children’s entertainment, who has made more episodes of kids television than any other producer. As former Chairman and CEO of DIC Entertainment, and now Co-President and CEO of A Squared, he has produced over 5,000 episodes of award- winning children’s programs, most of which are household names. Some of Andy’s past work includes Ghostbusters, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Care Bears, Super Mario Brothers, Hello Kitty, Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Planet, G.I. Joe, Madeline, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Liberty’s Kids, Carmen Sandiego, the Archies and dozens more. Andy has had numerous industry recognitions, including 2 Emmys, 9 Emmy nominations, 2 Humanitas Awards, 2 Cable Ace Awards, 5 Golden Reel Awards, 3 Environmental Media Awards, 1 New York Television Festival Award and a National Education Association Award among others. Amy Moynihan Heyward Amy is a brand-creation executive who has spent more than 20 years creating, managing and launching some of the most valuable brands in the world. As one of the original members of Disney Cruise Line, she was an integral part of the creation of this successful Disney business. As Director of Global Marketing for McDonald’s, she helped to grow its young adult business while managing brand consistency among cultures and countries. Earlier in her career, she was responsible for sponsorships and promotions for Hasbro Toys, and a part of the launch of a new theme park, a many new rides and attractions for Universal Studios Florida. Prior to creating A2 with Andy, she was VP of Marketing at the Los Angeles Times.
  29. 29. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 29 Management Profile Greg Payne, Legal Gregory Payne, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford Law School, spent 10 years in corporate law on Wall Street with the New York law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine and in Washington D.C. with McKenna Conner & Cuneo. Leaving the East Coast in 1986, Greg took a position with then-small animation producer DIC where he rose to Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs. Greg oversaw all Legal, Administration, Music and Operations matters for the studio. Leaving DIC in 1999 to set up his own private legal practice, he specialized in entertainment and corporate law with clients such as DIC, Cartoon Network, The Gotham Group, Nippon TV, Production I.G. Ltd, ReelFX Inc., Technicolor Digital Productions, Aniplex, Ltd, Dimensional Branding Group, among others. Greg’s experience spans from negotiating production and talent agreements to labor relations, corporate mergers and acquisitions and real estate matters. Matthew Kornberg, Finance Kornberg joins Genius Brands International from BDO USA, where he served as an assurance associate. In that capacity, Kornberg was responsible for detailed testing, analytical analysis, and financial statement preparation for clients across varied industries. He also handled VC valuation models,stock and debt issuance, international financial statement consolidation, quarterly and annual reports of Issuers, internal control designand testing, and employee benefit plans. Previously, Kornberg held various positions in Finance and Business Development with such companies as InTheMO. com Interactive Marketing, The Ozurovich Group, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Ticketmaster Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment. Kornberg earned his Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business after completing his undergraduate degree in Economics at University of Southern California.
  30. 30. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 30 Management Profile Mark Young, Production Mark Young is an Emmy winning producer, director, and writer. Mark previously was Executive Producer at MGM Animation, responsible for story editing 48 half-hours of the syndicated series The Pink Panther, co-writing and producing the theatrical All Dogs Go To Heaven II, developing the home video feature Babes in Toyland, as well as a range of live action specials, series and direct-to-video features. Before MGM, Mark worked as Senior Vice President of Development and Programming, story editor and writer at Hanna-Barbara where he worked on series including The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, The Addams Family, as well as the Emmy Award-winning animated primetime special The Halloween Tree. Mike Maliani, Production Mike Maliani oversees all creative development and production endeavors at Genius Brands. Prior to that, Mike was Chief Creative Officer for DIC responsible for all creative work, including design, development, production, writing, talent, music, programming, and advertising. Mike previously worked with Disney, Marvel, Hanna Barbara, and Warner Bros animation in various production capacities. He is the recipient of numerous industry recognitions, including Emmy awards, Cable ACE Awards, Golden Reels, Humanitas and Environmental Media Awards. Eunice Ahn, Creative Director Eunice Ahn brings 14 years of graphic design experience to her position as Creative Director. While working for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, she designed numerous marketing materials and managed airline customer relationships in Europe. She was also an Art Director for a graphic novel series. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Stephen Ross Business School. Mike Medlock, Business Affairs Mike Medlock has pursued a twin career path for more than 25 years. In the corporate world, he’s worked in Business Affairs at DIC Entertainment, Cookie Jar Entertainment and now Genius Brands. In the creative world, he’s an Emmy-nominated producer and award-winning videographer/ editor, as well as a computer animator and special effects artist, and he has writing credits ranging from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to animated series such as “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command,” “Disney’s Hercules” and “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?”
  31. 31. © 2013 Genius Brands International, Inc Page 31 Official Logo WHITE TEXT Logo