three paragraphs of critical analysis. Agents in Entertainment Industry in my case Television Production or something related to tv industry DISCUSSION BOARD - WEEK ONE Project Specifications (TV PRODUCTION) In this week’s discussion board, let’s talk about agents in the entertainment industries. Think about your business and how you might have the need to attain one. Here are some questions to consider: • In your field, why might it be necessary to have an agent? • How can you go about finding an agent? What resources do you have available? What are the best ones? • With many industries, such as print media, it is becoming more and more difficult to secure an agent who represents your needs. How is this challenging? • What are the specifications of the contract that you would hope to sign with an agent? Deliverable Due Dates and Scope • Complete the reading assignment and then answer the discussion questions given above. • Provide an initial post in response to the specified questions, before Wednesday at 11:59pm. • Create a response post to another student’s initial post on this week’s Discussion Board, before Sunday 11:59pm. • Your initial post must be a minimum of three paragraphs and cite at least one source (outside of course materials) that discusses events and/or situations with respect to the entertainment industry. • The response post must be a minimum of one paragraph, and it is not necessary to cite an outside source here. If one is used, however, please cite appropriately. Follow the guidelines as outlined in the Discussion Board Rubric. Discussion Board Goal By responding to this week’s Discussion Board questions, you will gain an understanding of how digital distribution is rewriting the traditional entertainment industry business models. Grading Criteria • Individual Input and Initiative • Group Participation and Interaction • Critical Thinking and Analysis • Sources and Resources • Presentation and Style Possible Points: 5 percentage points of final grade Specific Requirements: 1. The initial post should be three paragraphs of critical analysis. 2. Enter a response post to at least one of your classmates’ initial posts or response posts. 3. The response post(s) must be one paragraph. 4. You do not need to cite an outside source if one is not used. If one is used, though, then be sure to cite it appropriately. 5. Follow guidelines in the “Discussion Board Rubric” below. 6. Please review our late policy, which is posted as an Important Announcement. Discussion Board Assessment Rubric Criteria Superior (25-23 pts.) Above Average (22-20 pts.) Average (19-17 pts.) Below Average/Failing (16-0 pts.) Individual Input and Initiative [25%] • Contributions enhanced the purpose of the assignment • Inspired rich responses from colleagues • Surpassed typical expectations • Accurately reflected the purpose of the assignment • Response affirmed discussion’s focus and direction • Response appropriate for the subject • Generally competent, though little sense of engagement • Response revealed little understanding of subject • Lack of compliance with discussion goals • No energy or enthusiasm conveyed Group Participation and Interaction [25%] • Participation fostered team spirit • Brought life to group discussion • Radiated respect for colleagues • Encouraged and supported colleagues • Diplomatic in disagreement • Participation consistent and rewarding • Comments not integral to discussion (i.e., “I agree.”) • Courteous, though little rapport with colleagues • Off-topic postings • Irrelevant or out-of-context responses to colleagues • Lack of courtesy and etiquette Critical Thinking and Analysis [25%] • Insightful • Fresh, stimulating perspectives • Richly detailed • Comprehensive • Persuasive • Perceptive • Effectively detailed • Logical • Coherent • Good continuity • Competent • Perspectives well-stated, but commonplace • Adequately detailed • Responses did not reveal a grasp of the concepts • Little analysis or demonstration of understanding Presentation and Style [25%] • No significant errors (spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, structure, or organization) • Presentation enhanced content • Few or minor errors • Presentation adequately conveyed content • Frequent or major errors • Presentation diminished content • Errors abounded to the point of distraction • Presentation defeated content ____ Grammar, Punctuation and Sentence Construction Per the EBMS policy, there will be a one-point deduction for each non-repetitive error on this paper. 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