Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 25: Related Party Transactions


Pursuant to his employment agreements dated December 7, 2020, Andy Heyward, the Company’s CEO, is entitled to an Executive Producer fee of $12,500 per one-half hour episode for each episode he provides services as an executive producer. During the year ended December 31, 2021, Mr. Heyward earned $543,750 in producer fees and is owed $63,000 as of December 31, 2021, which is included in Due to Related Party on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets.


On July 21, 2020, the Company entered into a merchandising and licensing agreement with Andy Heyward Animation Art (“AHAA”), whose principal is Andy Heyward. The Company entered into a customary merchandise license agreement with AHAA for the use of characters and logos related to Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club and Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 in connection with certain products to be sold by AHAA. The terms and conditions of such license are customary within the industry, and the Company earns an arm-length industry standard royalty on all sales made by AHAA utilizing the licensed content. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company earned $0 in royalties from this agreement.


On September 30, 2021, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement and Promissory Note with POW! in the amount of $1,250,000, accruing simple interest at the annualized rate of 9%. The entire principal sum was required to be remitted to POW!’s client trust account of POW!’s legal counsel within 5 days of the effective date. The principal, plus interest must be repaid by no later than November 1, 2022. Within the Loan Agreement, it is stated that the proceeds of $1,000,000 are required to be used by POW! to settle the arbitration against Stan Lee Studios (aka Proxima Studios) and $250,000 shall be used to solely pay for the payment of legal costs and fees. The principal amount was transferred to POW! on October 12, 2021 and on or about November 4, 2021, POW and Proxima entered into a binding settlement agreement resolving all the claims made by Proxima. The loan has accrued interest of $26,221 as of December 31, 2021 and is recorded as a Note Receivable from Related Party on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet.


During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company issued 160,000 stock options to its Board Members for services with a grant date fair value of $411,800.