What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad category that includes entertainment of all types and at all levels, from individual choice among the now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to banquets adapted for two, to performances intended for thousands and even for a global audience. The connection between different forms of entertainment is illustrated by the way that one story, such as the Scheherazade tale from Persian professional storytelling tradition, may inspire retellings in several media: composers like Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski each made an orchestral work inspired by it; director Pasolini made a film adaptation; and innovators in video games have created innovative games based on the story.

When seeking an entry into the entertainment industry, it is important to know why you want to be in the business and what specific areas of the business appeal to you. When asking to meet with a potential contact, keep the request minimal and unpresumptuous: ask for a short meeting to discuss your career goals in the industry.