Scarlett Entertainment’s Top 10 Moments
Born out of a love for entertainment, Scarlett Entertainment is now one of the leading entertainment agencies in the world.
Built on family values and a passion for live entertainment, sibling founders Ben and Rebecca Marks have reached a milestone in their careers and are celebrating a decade of business.
With over 50 full-time staff based in offices across Europe, the US and the UAE, Ben and Rebecca’s team speak 11 different languages and deliver entertainment to over 2000 events globally every year.
In celebration of turning 10, we sit down with Ben and Rebecca to re-live their top 10 moments in a decade of Scarlett Entertainment!
1. Moving into 5000 sq ft offices
“Moving from a tiny office in the early days to our dual floor space has allowed us so much room to grow. The subsequent opening of our Las Vegas and more recently, Dubai, offices have been so exciting. We love to be able to offer clients on the ground teams with invaluable local knowledge.” - Ben
2. Winning Best Entertainment Production at the Middle East Event Awards
Hailed as a world first, Scarlett Entertainment was presented with an award for Best Entertainment Production at the Middle East Event Awards in 2014 for a vertical fashion show on the Burj Khalifa.
Our aerialists’ vertical fashion show attracted attention from the world’s media and subsequently appeared on TV news channels and in the press internationally.
Sam, Rebecca and Daniela accept Scarlett Entertainment's award for Best Entertainment Production
3. VIP Clients
You never know who’s booking! VIP party planners are notorious for being secretive and it’s normally only afterwards that you discover the final client. From superyachts and billionaires to celebrities and royalty, Scarlett Entertainment has supplied entertainment to some of the world’s rich and famous.
“Finding out that a 1920s band we booked for a VIP's birthday party in the South of France was actually for Madonna!” - Rebecca
4. Working with Formula One
“As a Formula One fan myself, we were so excited to work with the brand and provide entertainment for various tracks around the world. Starting with Bahrain in 2012 and also proud suppliers for entertainment at various other races including Silverstone, Shanghai, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.” - Ben
Scarlett Entertainment’s bespoke bobbleheads for F1
5. Hitting 10,000 Acts on the Website
Now featuring almost 13,000 artists based in countries across the world, Scarlett Entertainment’s enormous roster is undeniably impressive. Offering clients a wealth of inspiration and choice ranging from established favourites to cutting edge acts, it’s this treasure trove of live entertainment that is a draw for clients.
“10,000 felt like a huge accomplishment. Our ability to source diverse high-quality destination acts is what sets us apart and we love to be able to offer our clients options. Identifying incredible new talent is one of the thrills of our industry!” - Rebecca
6. Booking a bespoke Sinbad Cirque show for the Asian Football Awards
For the Asian Football Awards in Oman, Scarlett Entertainment collaborated with their client to develop a bespoke concept for a wow-factor stage show. Scarlett Entertainment’s In House Production team came up with the idea for a Sinbad Cirque - developing the storyboards, costumes, and scripts from scratch. 17 experienced performers were flown to Oman to deliver the show which was televised to over 40 countries across the Middle East and Asia.
Scarlett Entertainment’s Sinbad Cirque cast perform in Oman
7. Taking our Team on a Christmas Party to Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin and London
The Scarlett Entertainment Christmas parties are renowned for showing the team a good time, and the years they were flown to Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin will go down in history.
“I remember sitting on the plane to Dublin and realising that we made up almost the full plane! It felt incredible to have such a large team around us and being able to experience memorable times together.” - Ben
A flight full of the Scarlett Entertainment team en route to the Christmas party
8. Empowering Women for Harper's Bazaar US
Scarlett Entertainment helped Harper’s Bazaar recreate the statues of four inspirational women to highlight the gender imbalance of public historical statues in New York.
“Of 150 public historical statues, only five of them are women. Our incredible body painting artist created beautiful living statues of Frida Khalo, Amelia Earheart, Audre Lourde, and Sojourner Truth for She Built NYC, a campaign to bring more female statues to the city.” - Rebecca
A living statue of Amelia Earheart as created by our talented Body Painting Artist for Harper’s Bazaar
9. Supplying Cosmopolitan Vegas with NYE Entertainment
Known for its residential-style living spaces private terraces, breathtaking skyline views and incredible slots, spas and entertainment, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas threw a luxurious 2018 NYE party featuring Imagine Dragons. Scarlett Entertainment provided the entertainment for the secret VIP party before guests moved into the main concert hall.
“It has always been a goal of mine to book for a Vegas strip hotel! The Cosmopolitan is one of my favourite Vegas hotels, so it was exciting to book a performer there for NYE” - Rebecca
10. Supplying the entertainment for Muscat Festival 2018
Scarlett Entertainment’s In House Production team developed an Epic Fairytale Parade featuring characters from Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, under the sea creatures and circus acrobats with over 70 performers, creating new 50+ costumes and casting - all within a three week turnaround time.
Scarlett Entertainment’s Epic Fairytale Parade wows in the UAE
From awards and big clients to new offices and an ever-growing team, we congratulate Ben and Rebecca on following their passion to deliver exceptional live entertainment to clients around the world. Happy 10 year birthday! Here’s to the next decade.
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