J. B. Miller
President & CEO - New York, NY
J. B. Miller, President & CEO of Empire Entertainment, is an Emmy Award-winning producer with over two decades of experience as a producer and representative of the interests of global corporations, not-for-profits, private individuals and governments in all areas of the entertainment industries.
As an Executive Producer, Miller has created, produced and overseen production on thousands of major corporate, not-for-profit and private events on six continents for clients that include Google, Time Inc., Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, HP, Goldman, Sachs, Mercedes-Benz, PepsiCo, IBM, Samsung, SONY, American Express, Viacom and hundreds of others. In 2011 Miller was recognized as Producer of the Year by BizBash's Reader's Choice Awards.
Since founding Empire in 1993, Miller and the Empire team have produced hundreds of major events, television productions, film premieres, parties, product launches, grand openings, festivals and awards programs including Time Magazine's Time 100, The TriBeCa Film Festival, The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Celebration, The Webby Awards, Internet Week, The Clinton Global Initiative's Global Citizen Awards, The Gotham Awards, Japan Society's Centennial Celebration, the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball and the Grand Opening of Atlantis, Palm Island in Dubai.
Empire Entertainment has booked/presented musical artists such as Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Lenny Kravitz, Phil Collins, The Pretenders, Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, and Sting; comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Cosby, Ray Romano, and Jay Leno; speakers such as President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Al Gore; and presented theatrical productions and variety artists including Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Riverdance.
Miller was also the co-Founder and Co-President of Industrial Artist Management, Inc. (now Concept Artists). This management and booking firm, founded in 1995, exclusively represents various distinctive performing artists with special appeal to the corporate and special event market such as aerial troupe AntiGravity®, martial arts performance ensemble Art of War, Mass Ensemble, "Movin' Out" star Michael Cavanaugh, Australian physical comedy team The Umbilical Brothers and technology magician Marco Tempest, among others. Industrial Artist Management has booked and presented artists for projects ranging from The Olympic Closing Ceremonies to the North American International Auto Show.
Miller has also worked extensively as a producer and executive producer in television, motion pictures, industrial video and digital. In 2005 Miller was a consultant on the Academy Award-winning feature film "Capote." In 1998 Miller served as executive producer for the critically-acclaimed feature documentary motion picture, "The Cruise," which was distributed by Artisan Entertainment, and televised by HBO/Cinemax. Miller received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in News / Documentary programming for his work on "The Cruise". Miller served as Executive Producer of the independent feature "Wet Behind the Ears" and Associate Producer of "Zombeavers." Miller is also Executive Producer of the forthcoming documentary feature, "On The Path" on the subject of Buddhist teacher S. N. Goenka directed by Capote, Moneyball and Foxcatcher director, Bennett Miller. In 2011 Empire won YouTube's DoGooder Award for the AJWS 25th Anniversary video featuring Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Patrick Stewart and others. In 2009 Empire won the Telly Award for HP Touchsmart PCs vital video.
Additionally, Empire has helped to produce numerous live and taped broadcast events including the 2010 and 2007 teachings of His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama from Radio City Music Hall, the 2011 & 2012 Webby Awards with MLB Video, the 2009 HardBat Classic Ping Pong tournament from the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV and the 10th Anniversary of O Magazine featuring a live broadcast of the Oprah Winfrey Show from Radio City Music Hall. Miller and Empire have also produced numerous industrial video projects for companies that include Time Magazine, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Microsoft, The Trump Organization, PSINet and private institutions such as the Nightingale Bamford School. Miller also produced a series of music videos for Japanese singer Miwako Fujitani on the SONY Music Japan label in 1995.
From 1988-1993 Miller worked for Overland Entertainment, Inc. serving as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Head Talent Negotiator and Supervising producer. In these positions Miller developed and directed major corporate accounts and produced events for such companies as SONY Electronics, American Express, Estée Lauder and Time Warner, presenting such artists as Harry Connick Jr., Liza Minnelli, Kenny Rogers and Bill Cosby. At Overland, Miller was responsible for all aspects of account management, creative program development, talent relations & negotiations and onsite production management.
Prior to 1988, Miller served as associate director of On-Air Talent for MTV: Music Television, booking and working with such talent as Howard Stern and Penn & Teller and helping to develop MTV programs such as 'Remote Control.' Prior to MTV, Miller worked for Ron Delsener Enterprises (now Live Nation) where he was involved with the booking and production of acts such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mike and The Mechanics, and The Monkees for New York City venues including Madison Square Garden, The Jones Beach Theater, and Pier 84.
While still in college, Miller interned at the NBC Television Network in the talent department of Late Night With David Letterman, where he booked acts such as Dennis Hopper and Allan Havey and helped to screen and pitch talent for the program.
Miller has studied and lived in New York, Boston, London, and Paris and has traveled extensively visiting almost 100 countries. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Television & Film from New York University's Tisch School For The Arts (also earning the distinction of University Honors Scholar) and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in International Marketing & Negotiation from the New York University Stern School of Business. Miller is also a graduate of the Advanced Negotiation program at Harvard Law School.
Miller has served on various not for profit Boards and advisory committees including Vice Chair of Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the Lowline, Keep a Child Alive, Royal Family Productions and the Performing Arts Advisory Committee of the Japan Society.
Miller lives in New York City where he is training for a third degree black belt rank in Tae Kwon Do. He is a licensed aircraft pilot, an experienced sailor and drummer and enjoys skiing, paragliding, scuba diving and world travel.