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Old 03-31-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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I've heard both of these cities are good for getting more experience in the acting world, before heading out to the big cities like NYC or LA. And I know they would be cheaper to live in right now. But how is the theatre/film scene in these cities? And which has better public transportation? Anything else you can tell me.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Atlanta has the better PT with MARTA, and has been doing a lot more film lately. I'd go with Atlanta for both but if you're open to other parts of Texas, I've heard Houston is a mecca for theater.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:36 AM
 
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I've been to Houston, I don't like it there.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I've been to Houston, I don't like it there.
Very understandable, perhaps if I knew what factors you didn't like about it, then I'd know if Austin has more of what you're looking for or Atlanta?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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Well I'm afraid my reasoning doesn't make much sense. I was only there for a short time. 2 days. But I found the majority of the city to be much too busy for my taste. However, I've been to other busy cities, like NYC, and I love it there.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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well i'm afraid my reasoning doesn't make much sense. I was only there for a short time. 2 days. but i found the majority of the city to be much too busy for my taste. However, i've been to other busy cities, like nyc, and i love it there.
huh??
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well I'm afraid my reasoning doesn't make much sense. I was only there for a short time. 2 days. But I found the majority of the city to be much too busy for my taste. However, I've been to other busy cities, like NYC, and I love it there.
Forgive me for agreeing with you. Houston too busy but New York not? I can't imagine what you would think of Atlanta then. One things for sure. It's a whole lot closer to Houston in busyness than to New York.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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I've heard both of these cities are good for getting more experience in the acting world, before heading out to the big cities like NYC or LA. And I know they would be cheaper to live in right now. But how is the theatre/film scene in these cities? And which has better public transportation? Anything else you can tell me.
Atlanta already has a very impressive film and tv industry. I also prefer Atlanta as a place to live because I feel it has more of the amenities that I like such as a wide diversity of entertainment options and tons of things to do-Austin has that too of course, but I like Atlanta's scene more.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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I've got a friend in Atlanta who tried hard to be an actress and it didn't really work out. She did get some paying theater gigs (which is saying something in that field), but over time it just wore on her and she mostly gave up. I don't imagine in Austin the market is that much better. But I'm sure you're aware what a difficult industry it is to get into.

She was exclusively into theater, so you might have more luck if looking for movies as well. There seems to be a good bit of film production here (it actually disrupts my life from time to time), and every so often I hear about casting even though I don't remotely seek out that sort of thing.

Good luck
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've got a friend in Atlanta who tried hard to be an actress and it didn't really work out. She did get some paying theater gigs (which is saying something in that field), but over time it just wore on her and she mostly gave up. I don't imagine in Austin the market is that much better. But I'm sure you're aware what a difficult industry it is to get into.

She was exclusively into theater, so you might have more luck if looking for movies as well. There seems to be a good bit of film production here (it actually disrupts my life from time to time), and every so often I hear about casting even though I don't remotely seek out that sort of thing.

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You realize ofcourse there are hundreds if not thousands of people in Hollywood and New York City also that "tried hard to be an actor or actress and it didn't really work out" I think that kinda just comes with the territory in that business sometimes.
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