16 May, 2023Print
Empire Celebrates 30th Anniversary
One of the world’s leading event producers celebrates three decades with recent and upcoming events including The Webby Awards, the FOX Upfront, New York Public Theater Gala, and more.
New York, May 10, 2023 -- Empire, a leading global event and entertainment producer, marks a milestone year with its 30th Anniversary this Summer. Founder and CEO, J. B. MIller, founded the company in 1993 in New York City and has since created and executed thousands of live events for corporations, associations, not for profits, governments, and private individuals on 6 continents.
Since establishment, the company has expanded its global footprint with offices and staff in New York City, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Lisbon, with over 80 full-time employees. In 2023 Empire continues to produce a prodigious slate of high stature events including The Webby Awards, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, the FOX Upfront, the New York Public Theater Gala and The Bulgari Hotel Grand Opening in Tokyo, among many others.
One of the world’s leading producers of convenings at scale, for purpose, Empire is an industry leader in the creative application of concept development, design, talent acquisition, precision production and media. Now leading Empire into its fourth decade, J. B. is more ambitious and optimistic than ever about the potential for events to drive growth, promote progress and effect change.
Miller states, “Despite the vast history of work, comprising literally every kind of event for every kind of client, I'm struck by the dynamic energy that Empire continues to bring to its work, and to deliver for its clients. Though we are entering our fourth decade, Empire is just getting started.”
Empire has produced major events, conferences, launches, festivals, broadcasts, premieres and awards programs on six continents including the TIME 100 Gala, The Tribeca Film Festival, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, The Webby Awards, The Clinton Global Initiative’s Global Citizen Awards, Grey Advertising’s Centennial Celebration, The Samsung Charity Gala, the White House U.N. General Assembly Head of State Reception, Dreamforce Tokyo, the Robin Hood Investor Conference, the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award Gala, the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball, Harper’s Bazaar Icons, Microsoft Connect, and the Grand Opening of Atlantis, Palm Island in Dubai.
Empire projects have included participation by many of the world’s foremost leaders including Presidents Joe Biden, Barack & Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau, Narendra Modi, Ursula von der Leyen, Emmanuel Macron, Shinzo Abe, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and the XIV Dalai Lama.
“Empire produces thoughtful, strategic events that stay relevant in memory even decades after the event. The brilliance of their event thinking has been honed over the past 30 years and both attendees and clients benefit from their knowledge,” said David Adler Chairman & Founder BizBash.
Empire is also a leading producer of projects featuring world-renowned creators and artists including Adele, Bono, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and David Copperfield.
Robert Norman Senior Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency has worked with Empire and Miller with several of the artists above and explains, “I have worked with Empire since their founding, booking our Artists on hundreds of private event dates all over the world. They are truly world class.”
Mary Lovci, Managing Director of the Times Center, one of New York’s leading venues and a regular collaborator with Empire, had this to say about their work together over the years, “The team at Empire has the world-class ability and exceptional talent for creating and delivering one-of-a-kind experiences.”
J. B. Miller, President & CEO of Empire Entertainment, is an Emmy and Telly Award-winning Executive Producer with over 40 years of experience as both a hands-on producer and representative of the interests of global corporations, not-for-profits, private individuals and governments in all areas of the entertainment, event & media industries. As an Executive Producer, Miller has created, produced and overseen thousands of major corporate, not-for-profit and private events for clients. Miller was recognized as Producer of the Year by BizBash’s Reader’s Choice Awards and has been regularly identified as one of the “Top People in the U.S. Event Industry”. In 2023 Miller was awarded the “Collaborate America” award for outstanding achievement as a collaborator, convener and connector.