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Old 02-04-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm 21, moving out to LA in three months. I'm a screenwriter. Spent my last two summers living in LA, but now that graduation is fast approaching gonna be making the permanent move out. Interned for 'Silver Productions' and looking to head back to the Warner Brothers back lot when I return.

Was wondering how many others in their late teens -> early/mid twenties are gonna be making the move to Hollywoodland soon.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I want to move out to LA some time soon in the future, as in the next few years, but I don't have much planed other than that. I guess it's just a fantasy of mine that I would find something there for me, like taking a couple classes at community college there or something. Ha. I have a sibling there now, and I talk to her, and she offered to help me out now, but I prefer to just plan a bit more, like what it seems you have done. :]
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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I'm a 22 year-old filmmaker/screenwriter moving back to LA in roughly a month. Your post suggested that you've worked for Warner Bros before. Is that so?
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Aside from the MidWest being extremely cold, I still don't get the draw for young persons moving out to the LA, or coastal areas in general.

I'm 26 myself and have been living in CA since four, after my stepdad moved us out of Indiana.
I guess it's all about reversals, those of us landlocked in a quiet area want to break into a livelier zone, while the rest of us have pretty much already had enough of it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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For me the reasons I hate where I grew up:
> Too conventional
> Those in the arts are considered 'outsiders'
> no diversity, feel like have to fit a certain mold

Thus, not really that I'm young and just want to get out due to weather. Weather's got nothing to do with it - more the people and overall atmosphere feels a lot more welcoming since I'm anything but conservative and I'm a writer. It's where Hollywoodland is and after just two summers it's where I call home. Overall think that it's "livelier," for those in the arts especially, and a lot more accepting & diverse.

I was an intern at Warner Brothers and will most likely return when I return to Cali after graduation in 3 months.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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I'm 24, left LA when I was 21 after being robbed by an illegal. I like some things about LA but is no sense of security and it doesn't feel like the rest of the country feels like. It's ridiculously expensive!

I had a hard time finding a job, while I was in schoo,l because there is such a big pool of unskilled labor. I'm down in North County San Diego. i love this state and the weather but unless some the state learns how to control it's wallet, I'm outta here too!

Texas and Arizona look more promising, and less of a stain on my wallet.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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I'm 21, moving out to LA in three months. I'm a screenwriter. Spent my last two summers living in LA, but now that graduation is fast approaching gonna be making the permanent move out. Interned for 'Silver Productions' and looking to head back to the Warner Brothers back lot when I return.

Was wondering how many others in their late teens -> early/mid twenties are gonna be making the move to Hollywoodland soon.
The rule of Ten.


For every 10 film students 1 thinks about moving to to LA.
For every 10 that think about it 1 saves up enough cash to do it.
For every 10 who has enough cash 1 actually makes the move.
For every 10 who make the move 1 gets a job.
For every 10 who get a job 1 still has it after 12 months.
For every 10 who last a year 1 makes a career.
For every 10 who make a career 1 becomes successful.
For every 10 who become successful 1 makes it to retirement.


If the Drugs,Alcohol or Women don't get you the Taxman will.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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My daughter is 23 and she moved to San Diego from Reno. She basically rented a room first, and quickly got a good job and went to the Calif. Institute for the Arts there. She even owns a dog and a cat. Now, she has such a good job that she lives in a studio cottage overlooking everything (rents).
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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Impala, that all depends on - contacts - you either know how to get them & utilize them or you don't. If you do, if you hang on, those are the people that get ahead. Hell, if everything goes right my first film deal will be in a couple of years if not a year due to a contact I've already made that has all the right connections from there to get it done. The contact is also more than dedicated to trying to get it made. If not this particular film, it's the kind of contact where something is going to come from it due to being 'high up' & seeing eye to eye on everything/being on the same wave length. Although, it was just luck that two 'like minds' met.

So for every one who believes in rule of ten - everyone else, just work at getting yourself contacts with some power to their name or background; you'll find a way in. Plus, I'm actually looking forward to years of homelessness - I know it's inevitably going to happen, it's happened to most in Hollywood. Then it comes down to are you a survivor or are you a quitter? As said, all about hanging on - not giving a damn about quality of life - and making great contacts while you're at it. Or might be easier for me to say due to the contacts I have and where they stand in the system.

Anyway around it - essentially comes down to who you know (you'll probably find someone if you're active about it) and persistence.

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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I am. I'm moving there very soon. The last week in March to be exact. And I'm a writer too. We should be in touch.
22/F
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