Vast career opportunities in entertainment sector

The entertainment sector is a very big industry that provides a lot of job opportunities for talented, innovative and creative minds. Cinema and TV industry form a big part of this entertainment sector. Cinema and TV production need a vast workforce and thus it provides a lot of job avenues. This article introspects the scope of this sector to provide jobs, how to be trained to grab opportunities in this field and various courses available in India to build career in this field.


With the advent of technological advancement day by day, the entertainment industry is breaking new ground. Silver screen, TV, short films, web series, OTT expansion came into the limelight and are showing their dominance in the present-day world. The increased base of these in the entertainment industry opened doors for persons with innovative, creative, and artistic minds. With the increased need for a vast workforce, this field became a great platform for young and active talented youth. Not only the actors that appear on the silver screen but also in the background of Cinema and TV production, Directors, Editors, music directors, screenplay writers, technicians, etc. are involved and thus have greater opportunities to many in this field. There are premium Film Institutes that can train the skills in various fields of this entertainment world.

Benefits of choosing the entertainment sector for career

  • Extensive increase in job opportunities in Cinema and TV production.
  • Premium film institutes that train in various fields of Cinema and TV courses.
  • Courses ranging from acting to technicians of various sections
  • Extensive career opportunities in TV, OTT , web-series, short films, youtube channels along with Cinema.

Even though there are many career opportunities in the entertainment sector; acting, direction, screenplay writing, editing, music divisions play the key role and thus have more scope for opportunities and also for greater earning and fame.

Career in acting

In entertainment sector, most of the people show interest in acting career. Acting provides an opportunity to excel on the silver screen and make a permanent impact on the viewers. There are so many premium institutes and private film institutes to train in acting that are available at present. Training institutes can help the interested persons in techniques of acting but individuals with a natural talent of acting will excel in this division. If the actors get good recognition, they can earn in lakhs only. Even for a TV episode, an actor can earn Rs.30000. TV, OTT, web series, youtube channels in the entertainment sector are enhancing more opportunities for actors.

Career in direction

The captain is as important for the voyage of a ship, the director is also so much important for the production of a movie or a TV serial. He/She coordinates entire crew members who are working on a project. In direction, Associate director, Co-director, Assistant directors also will help the director. To become proficient and efficient in this field, individuals should have a realistic approach, creative thinking, hard work, and patience. The director has to take care of the story, actors, characters of the actors, selection of actors for the characters, music, shooting, post-production, art, publicity, etc. for the success of the project. Premium film institutes are providing courses like Bachelor of film making, PG diploma in direction and screenwriting.

Career in editing

Editing is an important integral part of cinema field. The actual run time of an unedited movie may be 4-5 hours. Editors will shorten the movie to two to three hours so that the viewers may not get bored. Editors with their deep thinking and talent do this job to the utmost satisfaction of the directors and the viewers. Editors have to maintain the composition of the scenes properly otherwise the sequence of the story will be affected during editing. The editors must have creativity, technical skills along with a hard-working nature, and patience. There are several editing courses are there like Diploma in Film editing, a Diploma in video editing, sound recording, and PG Diploma in Editing.

Those who complete Editing courses can have job opportunities in film, TV, news channels, advertising agencies, web designing companies, net portals, youtube channels, multimedia companies, etc.

Career in photography

Cinematography is a challenging career in the present technological world. Day by day technology is updating and there is always a scope for more improvement in the photography field. Making a scene heart-touching in movie is the duty of the Photographer. Learning technical skills through training is very important for a photographer to excel in this field. An individual with rich technical skills can get opportunities in the form of Assistant cinematographer, Associate cinematographer, cinematographer.

Career in music

Music decides whether a movie will hit or not in Indian film industry. Indian cinemas give more importance to music. The music generally releases before the actual release of the movie itself so that it can attract people to theaters to watch movies. Accordingly, directors give more importance to music and take utmost care in their production. Through their skill and talent, music directors can excel it in the cine field. There are several popular music courses are available that can enhance the skills of the professional musician. These courses include BA music, BFA Tabala, and music, BA Tabala, MA music, M.Phil. in music, Ph.D. in music, etc. BA music courses are available in Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, Kakatiya, and Venkateswara University.

Career in screenplay

Screenplay writers have a great role in maintaining the grip and tempo of the movie through creating interesting and thrilling scenes, intertwining the movie with fun and comedy scenes. To make the story interesting, the scenes created must be beyond the imagination of the viewers. Such screenplay writers have greater demand in the present-day movie-making world. Screenplay writers can improve their writing skills through courses of Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, PG, PG Diploma courses with screenplay writing, and screenplay specializations.

Leading Institutes offering film courses

  • Film and TV Institute of India, Pune (
  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkota (
  • Center for Research in the Art of Film and Television, New Delhi (
  • Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida (

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