Marie GOUYON, Frédérique PATUREAU
Observed over a period of almost twenty years, the entertainment sector (audiovisual and live entertainment) has seen a gradual increase in the number of professionals working within it, levelling off after 2004. The number of businesses and employment opportunities in this area have, on the other hand, continued to grow unabated, particularly in live entertainment. However, with working hours and pay having markedly and consistently fallen for the average temporary worker, due to the mismatch between the growth patterns of the workforce and the number of jobs available, from 2000 onwards the situation began to stabilise. There remain huge differences between job types, with the average rate of employment and pay for artists being less than half that for technicians.