What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a word that is often abbreviated to entmt on fliers and in industry news publications where space is limited. It is also commonly found as the headline on a news story that reports on events in the entertainment industry.

Entertainment is a powerful concept that can be applied at any scale, from an individual selecting a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet that is adapted for two people; to a performance adapted for thousands. The power of entertainment is demonstrated by the way that stories can inspire a retelling in different media – for example, Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, film by Pasolini, and innovative video games.