Why Entertainment?

Of all the careers I could have choose I picked one in one of the toughest industries to break into. But why did I choose this. I don't want the glitz and glamor of the celebrity of it. I don't want to be known world wide. I don't have to rich or overly successful either. 


So why this area, why this career?

I have always loved movies, music, TV, entertainment in general. I always made up stories in my head and acted them out. But I never thought of using that in my career. I wanted to play sports, coach, teach, all of that other stuff.

But when I moved out of my house and went to college nothing seemed to fit. I didn't like any of my classes. I didn't really want to spend the rest of my life stuck in a classroom or gym. Then I was just going to go into business, just general business as to not tie myself down. But then I didn't like being stuck in an office. During this period I had babbled in writing screenplays and making short films/documentaries of my life. I never thought of this as a career still tho.

Then I got back from living in Florida and one of my ex-boyfriends was going to a school called Full Sail University. I looked into the school and thought it sounded interesting. After having worked at the local movie theater, being interested in how the film was made and sent to us, and how we put it all together in the end, film school appealed to me. Then I starting researching careers and doing some soul searching. It all clicked and I was hooked. I wanted nothing more than to make movies or TV shows. To write, shoot, direct, find locations, get funding, everything. I had it all planned out in my head. But then the recession hit and my plans had to change again.

It was not feasible for me to move to FL and go to school. But then the opportunity to learn the business side of things presented itself and it made since. I want to be able to be an independent filmmaker or start my own production company. I want to be able to know what I'm doing on the business side of things. I have connections to learn the actual production side and would rather try to get real world experience with that. So it worked out.

But what about my original question. Why the entertainment world? 

There is no easy answer to that question. And I wonder if you asked anyone in the industry if they could give you and simple answer either. I want to inspire, but there are many ways to do this. I want to entertain, but again there are many ways to do that. So why?

Because I have so many stories to tell, or help tell. Because I see things and can see what they could look on a bigger scale. Because I talk to someone and want to tell their story to the world. Because I want to be apart of the magic that has touched my life. I know what a story, or an actor/actress, a piece of music, a location, the way something is shoot can change your life. I want to do that. I want to change lives, or if not then just make them a little bit better for an extended period of time. 

I want to entertain. To much of the world these days is doom and gloom. The news saves the happy stories for the end, and leaves all the bad at first. We are surrounded by the bad. I want to bring back the good into someone's life, even if it's briefly. I want to make their day just a little brighter. That is what I want to do. I was born to entertain, but not as me, as the characters I create and display.

Once When I Was Little

Here is my embarrassing childhood videos. I am looking into ways of converting more of these because this was actually a pretty fun project. Now please remember that I was 11, it was the 90's and there is no accounting for my fashion (or anyone else's for that matter). Enjoy.



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I'm a 24 year old girl who is taking a change in direction and going to school online through Full Sail University seeking a bachelors in Entertainment Business. I'm working towards being a screenwriter/producer/director anywhere in the TV or Film industry.