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An Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

Second Edition

Andi Stein and Beth Bingham Georges

Entertainment is big business. Whether it’s a favorite television show, an artist at the top of the music charts, a blockbuster film, or a hometown sports team, people love entertainment. In this introduction to the entertainment industry, Andi Stein and Beth Bingham Georges provide a glimpse inside the industry to show how each segment operates as well as the challenges and trends within the business. Each chapter addresses a different segment of the entertainment industry including:

Film

Television

Radio

Theatre

Music

Sports

Theme Parks

Shopping

The book is designed as an introductory text for entertainment studies courses and as an overview of the industry for those looking to pursue careers in the field of entertainment.

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