COUNTRY THE MUSICAL COMPANY
“Life & Love in Three-Part Harmony“
COUNTRY THE MUSICAL COMPANY MAKES ITS DEBUT AS A WYOMING CORPORATION:
Country the Musical Company was incorporated in Wyoming on March 23, 2022.
It is a “C” Corporation.
Our Articles of Incorporation authorize 1.1 billion shares of capital stock; 1 billion Common Stock shares and 100 million Preferred Stock shares with a par value of $0.0001/share.
Common Stock shares have 1 vote per share and Preferred Stock shares have 10 votes per share. Preferred Stock shares are convertible into Common Stock shares on a 1:5 basis; with a one year lock-up (when shares can’t be converted).
The Preferred Stock shares have been issued.
We are a start-up company with an office in Playa del Rey, California. We are an “Indie live musical theater and TV production company,” meaning that we are not a large, well known studio such as Walt Disney Studios or Paramount Television Studios. We have a simple mission – to provide the best possible live country musical show performances and television programming.
We have licensed Country the Musical (“book” and music) from our Company CEO, Pete Wilke.
An accomplished writer across several mediums, Pete has been writing songs and screenplays for years; his novel, Confidentiality, a legal drama, was published in 2021. While sitting in a BBQ joint after a beach day with his son, Dillon, he was struck with the inspiration to write what became Country the Musical (“show” “CtM”). With a collection of songs written earlier, and a slate of new ones to help flesh out the story and plot, a 20-song soundtrack of both kickass and heartbreaking variety emerged (he later wrote a 12-song album of his country music, Down from Montana, which was recorded in Nashville in 2006). Given growing interest in his music, the team says:
“It’s time to reboot this Country classic… we’d love to have you onboard!”
MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISORS AND ADVISORY BOARD:
Our Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO, CFO, and Secretary/Treasurer is PETE WILKE (“Pete”). He is a UCLA Political Science graduate (1971), and Gonzaga University School of Law graduate (1976). Pete has been a practicing attorney for forty-five years. He is a member of the California Bar Association, and retired from the Washington Bar Association after forty years of service. His attorney bio can be found on www.petewilke.com. He also has an “indie attorney” website at www.pwilkeindieatty.com.
Country the Musical was originally produced at the Crazy Horse Steakhouse & Saloon in Santa Ana, California, and later video tapings occurred at Buck Owens’ renowned Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California.
Country the Musical Company intends to produce the live show in multiple venues, with plans to develop a television pilot and series, a podcast, and talent showcases.
Our Board Member, JEFF BROWN, was our band leader and performed in both the Crazy Horse show and Bakersfield tapings (“Jeff”). Jeff is a talented musician and contributed his effervescent stage presence to the delight of our audiences. He is a manager for a shipping enterprise located in the Port of Los Angeles, California, and co-owner (with his wife, Ann Brown) of We Olive (“The Olive Oil Experience”), in Claremont, California.
WE HAVE A 12-MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD TO HELP US OUT OF THE GATE:
• TOM AMANDES (Los Angeles theater and television production consultant): Tom, Pete’s brother-in-law, a well-known movie and television actor (The Untouchables, Everwood and numerous movie and TV guest roles), is also an experienced television and theatrical director. See www.tomamandes.com.
• JODIE DAVIES (merch marketing consultant): Jodie is a serial entrepreneur who brings a wealth of e-commerce, brand development, and merchandise experience to our effort. Her online businesses include Buff Junkie and Next Session.
• TROY EVANS (LA television consultant): Troy met Pete in high school where both were 1966 graduates from Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana. Troy was the initial inspiration for “Wild Troy Owens,” one of the main characters in CtM. He is a popular movie and television personality, having played such roles as “Sarge Pepper” on China Beach, and the beloved “Barrel” on Bosch, amongst many other roles, all listed at his IMDB page.
• ROBERT (BOBBY) JOHNSON (venue/BBQ consultant): Bobby is the co-owner/operator of Pete’s favorite BBQ joint, JR’s Barbeque on La Cienega Blvd. in Culver City, California. JR’s has been serving great BBQ since 1998.
• REN KERN (business consultant): Ren is the President of Pilcher Enterprizes (business consulting); a Colorado corporation. He has also worked in the telecommunications and investment banker fields and brings years of successful entrepreneur experience to us.
• SUSAN MORGENSTERN (LA theater consultant): Susan met Pete’s wife, Lorraine Devon Wilke, in the mid-90s, when both were performers in the 18-month run of the LA’s hit musical theater production, Is It Just Me Or Is It Hot In Here? Susan has an illustrious career as a live theater director and is the Producing Director at The Braid, a popular Jewish “story company” and leading national non-profit “creating, curating, producing and preserving stories grounded in Jewish culture and experience.”
• MARILYN PEREZ-MENDOZA (foundation; grant writing; investor relations consultant): Marilyn, Pete’s daughter-in-law, graduated from UCLA and has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Lehigh University, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Marilyn was employed by the International Hyperhidrosis Society in Pipersville, Pennsylvania, and currently works as the Philanthropy Program Officer for the ACLU of Southern California. She is an experienced grant writer, foundation administrator, and investor relations liaison.
• JIM WEST (public stock consultant): Pete first met and worked with Jim in a movie distribution company in 1992. Jim has been active ever since evaluating and advising business entities considering “going public.”
• GARY WHITE (marketing consultant): Gary is President/COO of RytePath, Inc., a marketing company specializing in customer targeting, real time media and in market digital and location behavior.
• DILLON WILKE (venue design consultant): Dillon, Pete’s son, was of great assistance as a seven-year-old “roadie” during the Crazy Horse show run. He also played show character, Frank Johnson’s, son in a video for the song “No One Will Ever Love You More Than Your Daddy” during the Bakersfield taping. Dillon graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Environmental Resources Engineering. He is a Civil Engineer at the downtown Los Angeles engineering firm, KPFF, working on such large projects such as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the newly designed Manhattan Village, in Manhattan Beach, California, and many smaller projects and buildings throughout the city.
• JENNIE WILKE WILLENS (high school, college theater/licensing & musical theater production consultant): Jennie, Pete’s daughter, played the role of “Annie Lynn Tyler” in the Bakersfield tapings, and is a lead and back-up vocalist on the CtM soundtrack album. Jennie has a degree in Theater from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Theater Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. She started her career as a theater teacher and director of productions (musical theater and theater) at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California. She served as the co-chair of the Performing Arts Initiative at Windward School, while also serving as dean of experiential learning and student life. Currently, as Director of Lower Elementary at Echo Horizon School, she has designed and instructed performing arts curriculum and supported the introduction of a guest artist program.
• SUSAN WRENN (streaming TV; production consultant): In her 20-year tenure as Senior Vice President Marketing, Media Director for Paramount Studios, Susan created and executed the media campaigns for 300+ feature films. Later, she founded POWERmedia, LLC, featuring digital streaming television channels such as HeyQween.tv and thestream.tv, and has a long list of television programming producer credits on IMDB.com.
Board member, JEFF BROWN, is also our Music Supervisor. Jeff was our on-stage band leader during the Crazy Horse performances and Crystal Palace tapings. He will assist with the band auditions and rehearsals leading up to the live show performances, and help with the “school and community theater” licensing package. He will hopefully reprise his role as on-stage band leader if he has the time!
LORRAINE DEVON WILKE, Pete’s wife, has the position of web supervisor, social media manager, and production advisor, currently working part-time for the company designing and maintaining our website and ancillary documents. She assisted in the production of the Crazy Horse show and Bakersfield tapings, as well as played the role of “Loretta Jane Franklin” in both. A lead and back-up vocalist on the CtM soundtrack album, Lorraine is an accomplished actress, theater performer, and rock-n-roll singer/songwriter, as well as the author of plays, screenplays, and three published novels; details can be found via her website at www.lorrainedevonwilke.com.
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