Fox’s breakout hit “Empire” has shattered box office ratings, making it one of the fastest growing dramas of the 21st century, and it’s all filmed right here in Chicago. Where do Cookie’s fabulous clothes come from? Which Chicago venues were used for all those nightclub scenes? Who does Hakeem’s hair? How did Chicago’s Ta’Rhonda Jones snag the part of Porsha? 

The Making of an Empire panel, produced by NSP and moderated by Kristen Kaza discussed behind the scenes scoop from cast & crew members about the making of TV’s most talked about show. 

Panelists include: Jennifer Salim, Costume Buyer; Marcus Davis, Head Barber; David Leonard, Assistant Locations Manager; Ta'Rhonda Jones, Actor (Porscha Taylor).