Entertaiment 101

The word entertaiment is a collocation of entertain and entice. It is an ideal word for the entertainment industry because it is an industry that is constantly evolving and reshaping to reflect the world around us. In some cases, entertainment is used as a subtle or direct comment on specific issues – whether those are hot-button topics like social injustice or more nuanced stories, like the song “This is America” by Childish Gambino.

It is important for those interested in entering the field of entertaiment to take the time to look at what other people are doing, both in terms of performance styles and how other businesses are run, but be sure to stay true to yourself throughout the process. This will help you stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression on your audience. Take for example the story of Scheherazade, a tale from the Persian professional storytelling tradition that was so compelling that it inspired composers like Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to create orchestral works and film directors to make their own versions and innovative video games based on the original story.