FOX Publicity hosted a Tastemaker event for their new series Empire on 10/27 in New York at the Crosby St Hotel’s screening room. Katie Shea Design’s Kathleen DeCosmo and Anthony DeCosmo ( Social Media Influencers and Digital Correspondents) as well as Influencer Glen Gilmore attended as a guests of Fox and Verizon LifeOnFiOS Brand Ambassadors.
The new series starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson centers around a music mogul and his family. The mogul, played by Terrence Howard is ready to pass his company on to one of his children after learning of a fatal illness. However his plans are ruined when his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) returns from prison and wants half of the empire back.
The drama will also star Gabourey Sidibe and Courtney Love. The original soundtrack was also written and produced by Timbaland. Empire is set to premiere on Fox in January. – See more
Lee Daniels warmly welcomed all of us guests and made a friendly introduction of producer Danny Strong (his partner in crime), all of Empire’s producers and cast members Terrence Howard who plays (Lucious Lyon ) and Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon) also present for the screening.
The gamut of emotions this screening evoked ranged from deep empathy, sympathy, rage and lots of humor. The story touches on so many real life family issues that people are working out and/or struggling with every day.
Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson give stunning performances!
Some important and telling quotes from the screening:
“Show Me Your Soul in This Music” ~ Lucious Lyon
“ Music Saved My Life” ~ Lucious Lyon
“I Gotch You” ~ Cookie Lyon
“ I Am Here to Get Whats Mine” ~ Cookie Lyon
“17 Years Later and You Are Still Beautiful” ~ Lucious Lyon
“Wasting Your Talent on Bitches and Booze” ~ Lucious Lyon
“I Just Want To Be Good Enough” ~ Jamal Lyon
A reception and conversation with the Executive producers immediately followed the screening of the pilot.
Lee Daniels also on IMDb
Danny Strong also on IMDb
Brian Grazer also on IMDb
Ilene Chaiken also on IMDb
Francie Calfo also in IMDb
I believe Fox has a hit on their hands!!! Cannot wait until January!
Official Twitter for Empire: @EmpireFOX Official Hashtag #Empire
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