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Stress is part of our everyday life. They say that life without problems or stress is no life at all. People, as much as they can, seek for ways to cope up with life’s tough challenges – to have a balance between dealing with life and living it. This is probably one of the reasons why entertainment cannot be detached from mankind from outset. We find ways to laugh for awhile, to unwind for awhile, and to be detached from worries of life for a second.

Comparative to an industrial park that has lots of different companies in it, Entertainment Industry has so many subsections, making this field quite a wide-ranging one. Entertainment Industry is also widely known as show business or showbiz. Some of its largest subsections are television (TV) industry, film/movie industry, theater arts, music industry, circus and magical shows, and gaming industry.

TV, being one of the most accessible and affordable means of entertainment, may be the most widely used entertainment medium. Soap operas, game shows, and celebrity talk shows are just some of the major facets of the TV industry. TV provides entertainment shows that fit all age groups – from toddlers to oldies, and this makes this industry all the more versatile. This industry makes a living out of advertising fees it collects from companies who post advertisement (also known as commercials) in their chosen TV programs. The higher the rating of a program (i.e., the number of people watching), means the more advertisements resulting to higher income. This is the business rationale behind the TV industry, and this is the reason why TV networks invest a lot to come up with TV programs that are appealing to majority of its target viewers. The choice of appealing celebrities is also a top consideration.

Music industry, on the other hand, is composed of musical concerts, recording business, and radio shows. This industry is for people with passion for music, obviously. Musical genre evolves in a pace that is almost hard to cope with, so people in this industry have to be as supple as possible. Some of today’s music cannot be ‘considered’ music by our oldies. Tastes and preferences change from generation to generation and from one culture to another.

Theater industry is one of the most challenging. Why? Unlike in soap operas and other TV shows, there can be “take 1” or even up to “take 10” during shootings until the director is convinced that they made a perfect shot. The same is true for CD recording business under the music industry. In theater industry, shows are seen live by audience. “Take 1” only! Therefore, there’s no room to err. The same goes for live concerts and other live performances on stage (e.g., dancing, acrobatics, etc.).

Some actors say it’s easier to do drama shows than comedy shows – mainly because it’s harder to make people really laugh than to make them cry. The fact that actors have to be a catalyst of laughing despite whatever personal drama they feel inside makes this task a lot harder. People in situational comedy (sitcom) shows and live comedy bars are required to make people laugh to make a good business. This is never easy to do, especially with the fact that most of their audience come to their shows to forget life’s drama for a moment.