What is entertainment?

  • (noun): A diversion that holds the attention.
    Synonyms: amusement

Entertainment

Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to amuse and interest an audience. It is the audience that turns a private recreation or leisure activity into entertainment. The audience may have a passive role, as in the case of persons watching a play, opera, television show or film; or the audience role may be active, as in the case of games. Entertainment can be public or private, involving formal, scripted performance, as in the case of theatre or concerts; or unscripted and spontaneous, as in the case of children's games. Most forms of entertainment have persisted over many centuries, evolving as a result of changes in culture, technology and fashion. Films and video games, for example, although they use newer media, continue to tell stories, present drama and play music. Festivals devoted to music, film or dance allow audiences to be entertained over a number of consecutive days.

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Types of Entertainment Law Firms
... There are different types of entertainment law firms, and different types of entertainment practices within law firms ... Not all entertainment lawyers do the same thing for their clients, so as a client, one must identify what he need help with, and from which kind of lawyer to seek assistance ... there are two different types of entertainment lawyer, just as there are in other areas of law - litigation attorneys and transactional attorneys ...
Entertainment Law - Overview
... Entertainment law covers an area of law which involves media of all types (TV, film, music, publishing, advertising, internet new media, etc.), and stretches over various legal fields, including but not ... For film, entertainment attorneys work with the actors agent to finalize the actor's contracts for projects ... After an agent lines up work for a star the entertainment attorney negotiates with the agent and buyer of the actor's talent for compensation and profit participation ...
Jaleco - History - Current Ventures
... North America's division Jaleco Entertainment appears to have gone out of business since at least 2008 ... In 2005, the content of Jaleco Entertainment's website was replaced by a frontpage reading as "Home of Jaleco Entertainment" with no hyperlinks or other webpages ... The front page had the Jaleco Entertainment logo above the "Home of Jaleco Entertainment" implying that Jaleco Entertainment was still in business at the time and was simply going through a hiatus period ...
Entertainment - Electronic Media
... In the 1940s, radio was the electronic medium for family entertainment and information ... it was television that was the new medium and it rapidly became global, bringing visual entertainment, first in black and white, then in colour, to the world ... be played electronically, then hand-held devices provided mobile entertainment, and by the last decade of the 20th century, via networked play ...