UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 17, 2019

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Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

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Florida

001-38331

86-0787790

(State or Other Jurisdiction

(Commission

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)


2151 Le Jeune Road, Suite 150-Mezzanine

Coral Gables, FL 33134

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(305) 774-0407

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:  


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.015 par value per share

DLPN

The Nasdaq Capital Market

Warrants to purchase Common Stock,
$0.015 par value per share

DLPNW

The Nasdaq Capital Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company  ¨

 


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨


 

 

 




 



Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing


On October 17, 2019, Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) received a deficiency notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) informing the Company that its common stock, par value $0.015 per share (the “Common Stock”), fails to comply with the $1 minimum bid price required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) based upon the closing bid price of the Common Stock for the 30 consecutive business days prior to the date of the notice from Nasdaq.


Nasdaq’s notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Common Stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market and, at this time, the Common Stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “DLPN”. Pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been provided an initial compliance period of 180 calendar days, or until April 14, 2020, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Common Stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days prior to April 14, 2020.


If the Company is unable to regain compliance by April 14, 2020, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period to demonstrate compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. To qualify, the Company will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the minimum bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period. If the Company does not qualify for the second compliance period or fails to regain compliance during the second 180 calendar day period, Nasdaq will notify the Company of its determination to delist the Common Stock, at which point the Company would have an opportunity to appeal the delisting determination to a Hearings Panel.


The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its Common Stock and is considering its options to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement under the Nasdaq Listing Rules.







 


SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


 

DOLPHIN ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  October 23, 2019

By:  

/s/ Mirta A. Negrini

 

 

Name:

Mirta A. Negrini

 

         

Title:

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

 


















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