What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an industry based on performance that requires competitive skills, the ability to connect with and attract an audience, and a thorough understanding of the business. Those who work in entertainment often abbreviate the word to entmt, especially on fliers or in industry news publications.

Often, entertainment is linked to other industries, as when the story of Scheherazade, from professional Persian storytelling tradition, inspired Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski to create musical works; Pasolini to make a film adaptation; and even innovative video games.

The experience of entertainment often reflects the social context and personal circumstances of the audience. What may be entertaining to one person may be considered cruel by another.