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Old 08-11-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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In a couple of years. I've grown up in Harrogate, England, which is one of the most expensive post codes in Britain and I don't think it will be easy for me to start my life as an adult here, or anywhere else in Britain really because to be quite frank most places in the UK are complete s*** holes - pardon my language but I can't really think of any other way to describe it. Everything is terribly expensive, especially houses, car insurance, petrol - EVERYTHING. I'll be getting my degree in Psychology soon, hopefully, and I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to make the move to LA afterwards? Because you see, I've always wanted to try and make it big within showbiz, and obviously Hollywood has lots of opportunities; although I know if I move it doesn't mean I'll definitely get famous or anything, which is why I have my degree as a back-up.

Anyway, what do you think? Good idea to move or bad?

Thanks a lot
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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I'd love to live in Britain, and think that L.A. is a big pile of dirt. I can't afford a house, gas is expensive (but not as expensive as over there but in relation to our incomes it is) and insurance in Hollywood is pretty expensive as well (as compared to most places in the ol' US of A).

I honestly think, a city, is a city, is a city. If you know what I mean. LA unfortunately or fortunately has the draw of Hollywood.

You have a backup plan, that's good. People will tell you, you'll need some extra money in savings to find your self a job, and pay the basics to fall back on.

I play music and it is my purpose in life NOT to make it big. I have a full time job, and if I can make a bit of money on the side I'll be happy.

Oh and if you haven't already watch EXTRAS its pretty funny.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What exactly do you want to do in "the business?" I know a few small actors and musicians who have done alright, but in order to succeed in in that line of work you have to be willing to do anything. Some people love it and live off the hectic lifestyle, others get chewed up and spit out. But, if you really have your heart in it you will probably do okay.

I have to emphasize that you really will have to be willing to do anything to succeed. Of the people I know who are somewhat successful they usually have a job or two on top of their acting or music to pay the bills. They sometimes get calls at 11pm telling them to come to an audition the next day or to play a gig. LA is not a cheap place to live but for some they would not live anywhere else. I would say go for it, if nothing else you can become a physiologist to the stars...
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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In a couple of years. I've grown up in Harrogate, England, which is one of the most expensive post codes in Britain and I don't think it will be easy for me to start my life as an adult here, or anywhere else in Britain really because to be quite frank most places in the UK are complete s*** holes - pardon my language but I can't really think of any other way to describe it. Everything is terribly expensive, especially houses, car insurance, petrol - EVERYTHING. I'll be getting my degree in Psychology soon, hopefully, and I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to make the move to LA afterwards? Because you see, I've always wanted to try and make it big within showbiz, and obviously Hollywood has lots of opportunities; although I know if I move it doesn't mean I'll definitely get famous or anything, which is why I have my degree as a back-up.

Anyway, what do you think? Good idea to move or bad?

Thanks a lot
I really think someone should do a "reality" show called "Lemmings, young actors in LA",if it wasn't so sad it would be funny.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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Troll alert anyone?

OP manages to include all of the daftest elements we've been seeing in similar-type posts recently.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I'm thinking so. There seems to be an influx of these posts lately.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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anyone who is serious about moving to the US from abroad should know that immigration is the first hurdle to cross, and start their inquiry in that arena. however, we get a lot of posts from young people stating something like "i want to move to LA from england/australia/outer mongolia, where should i look for an apartment and how much will it cost?" it makes me question their ah...ahem...maturity level.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:16 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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In a couple of years. I've grown up in Harrogate, England, which is one of the most expensive post codes in Britain and I don't think it will be easy for me to start my life as an adult here, or anywhere else in Britain really because to be quite frank most places in the UK are complete s*** holes - pardon my language but I can't really think of any other way to describe it. Everything is terribly expensive, especially houses, car insurance, petrol - EVERYTHING. I'll be getting my degree in Psychology soon, hopefully, and I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to make the move to LA afterwards? Because you see, I've always wanted to try and make it big within showbiz, and obviously Hollywood has lots of opportunities; although I know if I move it doesn't mean I'll definitely get famous or anything, which is why I have my degree as a back-up.

Anyway, what do you think? Good idea to move or bad?

Thanks a lot
The porn industry is a back up when you wake up and realise you wont be the next Hugh Grant.

Oh and there is no where else in the UK that measures up to Harrowgate?
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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the OP should work for Pilkington
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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anyone who is serious about moving to the US from abroad should know that immigration is the first hurdle to cross, and start their inquiry in that arena. however, we get a lot of posts from young people stating something like "i want to move to LA from england/australia/outer mongolia, where should i look for an apartment and how much will it cost?" it makes me question their ah...ahem...maturity level.
I've already researched the immigration side to it, and I know what I have to do about that...
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