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Old 12-27-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Unfortunately, Downey Studios doesn't have any job openings listed. Because you can find a 2 bedroom house in those outer ring suburbs for around your price--in Downey, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello. These are pretty inactive, nondescript cities, but with a price tag to match. OTOH, even without opportunities at Downey Studios, you're still in good proximity to DTLA; USC, that is, which has a great film school for either study or to attempt cultivating contacts.

I doubt you can find anything in Burbank, but that's probably where you actually want to be. If you're independent filmmakers (I mean truly independent), well, does it matter where you live? Develop your work using web outlets and find anyplace cheap in the basin, like those outer ring suburbs. You'll still have access to the industry should you get that break.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Five film students moving to somehwere in the greater L.A. area in anticipation of finding jobs in the film industry upon graduation? Sounds like a bad film in the 1940s or 50s. If you don't have a job lined up, don't move. Film-related jobs, which could be from production to various other technical-related positions, and just as likely to be in commercials, etc. as in big movies, could be in many places in the country. If your film school is a good one hopefully it's given you some pointrs on where to look, and not just moving to L.A. Of course, maybe you have jobs (or post-graduated film courses, such as at USC, UCLA or others) lined up, in which case knowing your location is vital. You might contact a property management company, which deals with rentals, and see what they have to say your budget and # of people in one place.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:22 AM
 
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What I meant is that no land lord is going to rent a two bedroom place to five people.
Isn't the general rule, 2 per bedroom + 1?

Technically, a mom/dad with three kids is 5 people. We haven't been evicted for it yet.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Talking Sounds like fun!

If I have five friends going into the film industry, and looking for a place to stay... I'll live in Watts. It will look good in your resume. Go for it!

So anywho, good luck out there!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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Isn't the general rule, 2 per bedroom + 1?

Technically, a mom/dad with three kids is 5 people. We haven't been evicted for it yet.
Some places have different rules for unrelated people than for families. Another problem in this case is that most landlords won't want to deal with five unrelated people, each for a portion of the rent. There's too much risk that one or more will leave and the others won't be able to cover the rent.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Isn't the general rule, 2 per bedroom + 1?

Technically, a mom/dad with three kids is 5 people. We haven't been evicted for it yet.

3 small kids and 2 parents , not the same as five adult friends.
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