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Im moving to LA pursue acting...What Next?

I dont want to hear any comments like: Everyone is moving to LA to do the same thing. or basically anything bashing my choices. Im moving to LA, theres no changing that. I just want to know places, things, etc. I should do next. I HAVE a car. Also, it may be bad timing in terms of the economy, but its PERFECT timing for me, as I am young, and finally out of highschool! I never want to look back on my life wishing I would of done this, therefore Im doing it now.

Asked By: dopegirl - 4/13/2009
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You NEED a car! This isn't New York where public transportation rocks. LA is one big place and REALLY spread out! There really is no "Central" location either. You'll have auditions in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, The valley, etc... More
Answered By: ELDORADO59 - 4/13/2009
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Start out with bit parts; wait until you have both training and some professional experience to find an agent. Movies, student films- extra roles are everywhere. Get a job waitressing, since money won't be exactly rolling in. Best of luck to you!
Answered By: Rachael=] - 4/13/2009
 
Congratulations, I wish you all the luck you need! I'm moving to LA too... More
Answered By: burtonchick281 - 4/13/2009
 
You should NOT be moving to LA until you have an agent who can get you work...or unless you have money to spare. You won't be getting paid, so unless you have another job or means of supporting yourself, this is a bad idea... More
Answered By: dbear294 - 4/13/2009
 
Becoming an Actor/Actress... More
Answered By: Kab - 4/13/2009
 
Besides this being really poor timing, you should bank as much money as you can before you move so that you can settle in relatively stress free as you find your feet in a new city. You can research rentals on Craigslist or Westsiderentals. Once here you can also research acting coaches or classes. There's no sense in... More
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