The entertainment industry has always been inventive and continues its creativity in continuously reinventing its relevance. Its prime asset is not its properties, brands, or financials. Its prime asset is the demand. I would argue that people demand to be pacified as consumers of entertainment to the extent that they are not engaged in their work and world.
The data is there. The vast majority of people feel actively disengaged in their workplaces and communities.
This is not a rant against passive entertainment. It is a call for creating new venues where people can become creators of entertainment and more fully engaged as contributors to a happier world.