Entertaining is a broad category of activity which holds the interest and attention of an attentive audience or provides enjoyment and excitement to those who experience it. In this sense entertainment is not a single activity or event, but is much more likely to be a combination of several actions or events which have developed over centuries specifically for the express purpose of maintaining an audience’s interest. Entertainers work to keep an audience entertained by providing something that entertains, amuses, delights, or satisfies the particular person to whom the entertainer is directed. The entertainer is often creative in the way he or she directs the audience, and can be either an actor a singer, a director, a comedian, a magician, or a host. The most important ingredient in Entertainers is the ability to bring out and fulfill the particular needs of their audiences.
Entertainers can use many forms of media to entertain. One common type of Entertainers is the Musical entertainer. Musical entertainment often takes the form of a band, orchestra, string quartet, or a group of musicians who interpret the show or other performance for an audience. Music is used as a means of expressing emotions within Entertainers’ performances, and they can be very expressive.
Entertainers can also be news readers who entertain through their reporting of current events, world events, and the happenings on their particular desk. They can pull another cause, event, or people like controversy, which makes their entertainment more compelling. Many political pundits and news anchors combine Entertainers with comedy and physical comedy, which also generate a large audience. Entertainers can pull another emotion, such as happiness, sadness, or anger, which helps them to entertain their viewers.
Entertainers are used in many types of theatrical productions. Theatrical entertainments are not regulated by the Australian legislation because they are primarily for private entertainment purposes. However, the Australian Legislation specifically prohibits the production of some types of theatrical productions that are predominantly for profit, commercial advantage, or for the promotion of products or services. For example, an enterprising person could produce a play about the death of Princess Diana, but if it is intended for profit then it would not be permitted to be shown in a public viewing area. In this case, an Entertainer would be guilty of using their artistic ability to create a work that carries a commercial or monetary benefit when they themselves benefit from the entertainment.
The regulation of entertainment centres in Australia is currently under review. At this time, no final decisions have been made on whether or not Entertainers will be regulated like other forms of public entertainment. In the meantime, Entertainers can continue to enjoy performing in their many varied venues for many years to come.
As with all forms of entertainment, Entertainers are expected to cover their own costs for their entertainment. The amount of money that an Entertainer pays for their talent and skills will determine what level of protection they receive. Most establishments require Entertainers to cover a percentage of their artistic creation cost, some for the lighting design, sound equipment hire, costume hire and sometimes the cost of operating the entertainment centre. The majority of establishments also require a minimum amount as their “book payment”, which is then held by the Entertainer until they receive their performance certificate.