The 2018 TIME 100 Gala featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shawn Mendes

April 2018. New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Empire was proud to once again serve as the producer of the TIME 100 Gala, which took place at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Each year, TIME publishes the TIME 100: a list of the most influential people in the world. To celebrate this highly anticipated release, TIME hosts an exclusive gala event in New York City attended by current and past TIME 100 honorees. With its extraordinary mix of world leaders, innovators and celebrities, the TIME 100 Gala is globally recognized as one of the most prestigious annual events.

As in past years, the 2018 TIME 100 was attended by a who’s who of global icons from industry, culture, sports, fashion and politics.

Participants and performers at this year’s Gala included Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Sterling K. Brown, Adam Rippon, Tarana Burke, Nice Nailante Leng'ete, and Deepika Padukone as well as Editor-in-Chief of Time, Edward Felsenthal, Time's Director of Enterprise, Mia Tramz, and Editorial Director at Time Magazine, Dan Macsai.

Among the notable attendees this year were Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban, John Krasinski & Emily Blunt, Millie Bobby Brown, Kesha, Ben Platt, Trevor Noah, RuPaul, Leslie Jones, Christian Siriano, Megyn Kelly, Ali Raisman, Lindsey Vonn, Carmen Yulín Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Lena Waithe, Kehinde Wiley, Preet Bharara, Martha Stewart, Arianna Huffington and Parkland Activists Alex Wind, Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin, and David Hogg.

The gala featured an extensive red carpet on two floors, an elegant cocktail reception over which was flown a ‘photo chandelier’ of Time 100 honorees, a seated dinner and program that combined remarks, musical performances, toasts by some of the evening’s honorees, and an after party with DJ Mick. This year’s gala event was sponsored by Citi, Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker, Airtable, and Fly Victor.

As one of the world’s most high-stature events, the TIME 100 draws extensive global media coverage which this year included NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, and Access Hollywood. Additionally, the TIME 100 generates extraordinary digital reach through, online bloggers and social media from the attendees themselves.

With the world watching through such extensive coverage, the production of the TIME 100 requires the highest caliber of precision planning and flawless execution. Empire was proud to work closely with the TIME team to once again deliver a flawless and extraordinary evening.

As Producer, Empire’s responsibilities included event design, talent booking & coordination, staging and technical production, venue and catering logistics coordination (catering provided by Great Performances), broadcast facilities, stage management, staffing, front of house logistics, security and sponsorship activations.

Empire is proud to continue our 9 year history with the Time 100.


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