Tips for Starting a Career in Entertainment

The world of entertainment can be exciting and sometimes glamorous. But it’s not easy to break into. You will probably have to start at the bottom. And, in this industry, knowing the right people is essential. Here are a few tips to help you on your way to starting a career in entertainment.

Do Your Homework

Which part of entertainment would you like to work in? Do you want to work in live entertainment, TV, film, music, or radio? Research the kinds of entry-level opportunities that are available in each industry. Learn about the different departments of a network or studio. Which job sounds the most interesting, what do you want to work towards? Figuring that out first will give you a goal to work towards.


You are ready to start making contacts once you have an idea of what you want to do. You should make a list of anyone that you know who might be helpful in achieving your goals. For one, you can look for networking events and industry conferences hosted by professional organizations.

You can also talk to friends and family, and your alumni network, to see if anyone might know entertainment insiders. Look for people who are already working entry-level jobs in the industry. They are more likely to know of openings, and would probably be sympathetic and more willing to help you find a job.

Hiring a Manager and Talent Agent

A manager can help you take your career to the next level. They will help you hake the right business decisions and provide you with contacts and resources that you wouldn’t be able to obtain on your own. What do you want your manager to accomplish for you? That’s the first and most important question you should ask yourself before hiring a manager.

When you hire a manager, you are hiring someone who will partner with you in making a name for yourself in the entertainment industry. Make your expectations clear to a potential manager and make sure you are both in agreement on your goals for your entertainment career.

Using a Talent Booking Agency

You could also sign up with an online talent booking agency. This convenient service lets the talent come to you rather than you hunting down new gigs. You sign up with an agency and post your profile on their website with a sample of your talent. Potential clients will deal directly with the talent booking agency for everything from hiring you to paying you. You don’t have to worry about any of that; the booking agency will do it for you. 


Breaking into the entertainment industry is not always easy or fun. For some people, it requires some sweat and tears. Others get a lucky break, and they are in. You won’t know how it will happen for you until you try. The tips we’ve given you will provide you with a starting point in your journey towards the career you’ve always wanted in the entertainment industry.

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Josh Rachlis

Actor, comedian, radio host,cartoonist, singer/songwriter, cupcake judge.

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