Genius Brands International, Inc. (GBI) has promoted Stone Newman from president, Global Consumer Products to president, Global Consumer Products & Marketing. Since joining GBI in 2014, Newman has managed the company’s consumer products programs worldwide, working with retailers and licensees on licensing and merchandising programs for brands, including the tween music-based property SpacePOP (pictured), which launches this summerthe classic Llama Llama, among others. Newman will now spearhead traditional and digital marketing efforts for GBI’s brands. Newman joined GBI from his own firm, Art + Science International, where he represented numerous technology companies, fine artists, fashion and character brands, including Psycho Bunny, Puff the Magic Dragon and ElectroKidz, among others.