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Old 05-20-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Atlanta?
Tyler Perry and BeT have heavily invested in Atlanta if you're looking to be an actress.

That said, the aforementiond ventures are targeted towards African Americans.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Who do you know in NYC and LA? Go with where you have connections or even some kind of community/familial support network.

As far as being an artist goes, what medium are you working in? I find LA has a lot more space available for certain kinds of work.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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What would a city like Chicago be good for?
Chicago is a great city, but most of the people who came through there have their critical success in either NYC or LA...

Stephen Colbert (started but moved to NYC), Tina Fey (started at Second City but moved to NYC for SNL and other TV shows), John Malkovich (started at Steppenwolf, moved to NYC for Broadway), John Cusack (started and frequently visits, but lives in Malibu) John Hughes (movies set in Chicago...but he was mostly working in NYC/LA, moved back to Chicago to retire)

all got their starts there...but few celebs/writers/entertainers/models actually live/work there.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Atlanta?
Major film scene there now. Lots of opportunity.

Atlanta is a major entertainment industry player now--especially music+film.

Even though the OP said acting+modeling, all of entertainment is connected.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Who do you know in NYC and LA? Go with where you have connections or even some kind of community/familial support network.

As far as being an artist goes, what medium are you working in? I find LA has a lot more space available for certain kinds of work.
Yes because modeling or being an actress is great if you are in... Seattle? No... Chicago? No... Nevermind all the other cities where these industries are completely non existent.
Why would you go to these places?
If you have support in NYC or LA...sure, that's great. But that doesn't mean you still don't need to probably go there to knock out 2 of those 3 options for the most part.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Major film scene there now. Lots of opportunity.

Atlanta is a major entertainment industry player now--especially music+film.

Even though the OP said acting+modeling, all of entertainment is connected.
Yet Atlanta is still a blip on the radar compared to NYC or LA... If they aren't already IN Atlanta or close... the options would be better off to go to NYC or LA.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Atlanta is the best city for hip hop artist trying to become famous.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Atlanta is the best city for hip hop artist trying to become famous.

Actually that's New York.

The Area around QueensBridge has produced the highest per-capita talent in the history of the business.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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New York or LA. These are really the only two cities that excel in all three categories. New York is the best for artists, high fashion models, and stage actors while LA is the best for film actors and commercial models.

Chicago is great for artists. If you're interested in comedic acting, Chicago has some of the best comedy troupes in the country. It's a good place for a comedic actor to get their start.

Miami is good for modeling as a lot of swim/resort wear designers are based there. Even for high fashion and commercial print modeling, it's one of the most popular destinations in the country for photo shoots. It's also a good city for artists.

SF and Philly are really great cities for artists, but thats about it. The only modeling you'll find in Philly is for Urban Outfitters, and the only acting jobs you'll find are for local commercials and local theater. In SF, there will be plenty of "acting" and "modeling" jobs, but they will more than likely be for the porn industry.

New Orleans and Atlanta are good cities for artists and aspiring actors as well. There will be few opportunities for models here, though.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yes because modeling or being an actress is great if you are in... Seattle? No... Chicago? No... Nevermind all the other cities where these industries are completely non existent.
Why would you go to these places?
If you have support in NYC or LA...sure, that's great. But that doesn't mean you still don't need to probably go there to knock out 2 of those 3 options for the most part.
Maybe we are misunderstanding each other. I was saying between those two cities (NYC or LA), go with the one of the two which gives you an in. Seattle and Chicago aren't particularly great at all for anything she's looking for.
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