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+ Actors Job Description
Actors are entertainers. They bring a writer's words to life by portraying characters on stage, screen and radio. Though the career can be glamorous, the road to success is often long and difficult. Most actors have to compete for parts through auditions. They need to be able to handle criticism and rejection. Once hired, actors spend hours memorizing lines and rehearsing. The workdays can be very long, especially on film shoots > view more

+ Arts Audio-Video Technology and Communications
There’s an old saying in the theater. Everyone has two fields of expertise: their business, and show business. Most of us love to be entertained, and with television shows and magazines that focus on the entertainment business, people know a lot more now about what goes on behind the scenes, than they did in the old days. Even so, the headlines make it seem as though it’s possible for anyone with talent to make a lot of money in this industry > view more

+ Commercial Artists Job Description
From books …to billboards…to video games, we’re surrounded by the work of Commercial Artists. They use their artistic ability to illustrate ideas or sell products. At advertising agencies, for example, commercial artists visualize concepts developed by the creative team. Their work may appear in ads for newspapers and magazines…or in commercials for TV. Illustrations in a book and animations for video games are other examples of commercial art > view more

+ Film and Video Editors Job Description
Between the camera…and the audience… comes a very important job. Film and Video Editors edit soundtracks, film and video for the motion picture, cable and broadcast television industries. They select the scenes captured by the camera operator…and put them in a sequence. It sounds simple. It isn’t. In addition to creativity, a thorough understanding of what needs to be communicated drives each decision > view more

+ Music Directors Job Description
Making an assortment of sounds into beautiful music takes the special skills of Music Directors. The audience most often sees these directors in the role of conductor during an instrumental…or vocal performance. However, the work starts long before opening night. Conductors run auditions to choose the best musicians for a symphony orchestra or band. And they decide what music will be performed > view more

+ Musicians and Singers Job Description
Performing music can be fun, and getting paid for it makes it more enjoyable still. Composers, singers, and other musicians are employed by big-city orchestras and theaters, by TV and movie studios, and as studio session players in major recording centers like Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York. Some musicians are members of rock bands and jazz groups. Unfortunately, there are relatively few full-time positions for musicians > view more

+ Producers and Directors Job Description
A lot of work goes into the making of entertainment magic. That work is done by producers, directors, and actors. Most of the jobs they get are away from the bright lights of Broadway and Hollywood, in local theaters, television and radio studios, comedy clubs, circuses, even rodeos Actors entertain and communicate through their interpretation of dramatic roles. Many actors carve a career taking all kinds of parts, from pitching products in commercials to leading roles in a play > view more

+ Radio and Television Announcers Job Description
Getting paid to talk is not as simple as it sounds. Whether voicing an advertisement… anchoring a TV newscast … or hosting a radio show…. announcers call on an array of skills. For example, you need acting talent to record voice-overs in films and commercials, because though you’re not seen on camera, you’re still playing a role. Disc Jockeys are entertainers who play scheduled music and commercials between jokes, interviews and topical information > view more

+ Sales Managers Job Description
Any company with a product to sell needs a talented sales force. The person who directs and coordinates that sales force is the sales manager. From hiring and training, to day-to-day supervision, the manager works closely with every member of the sales team. He or she must be a leader, able to inspire and motivate. As former salespeople themselves, they've usually advanced to management by demonstrating not only superior sales skills, but also a knack for problem-solving and the ability to get along with co-workers > view more