Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Use Your Boredom

Kelly asks:
I was in film school and started this internship at a film production company here in Hollywood. I learned a lot, but just as I was ready to leave they hired me for 6 months to run their office … Continue reading

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Living at Home

Alexandra writes:
I am a graduating senior in college, and I have plans to move with another student to LA after graduation. I wouldn’t be relocating far (my family is in north Orange County). My mom has been very supportive, but … Continue reading

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Fake Address

Erica writes in:
First, I want to thank you for all of your awesome advice– I know it’s greatly appreciated by your readers and once-blind-wanderers like myself.
Secondly, I want to ask about getting work before moving down to LA. I know … Continue reading

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Where Should I Spend My Money?

Carlos writes in:
I have been working at an office for a little over a year now. In that time, I have managed to save approximately $5,000. I have since quit my boring office-job and am planning to make the move … Continue reading

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Should I Stay in Los Angeles?

Ken writes:
I just graduated from film school and moved to LA like various people advised me to do. Now, I’m here and looking for nearly any PA job I can find (yay having little to no experience…) and what I … Continue reading

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The Future of Networking Is Here

People often write in that they’ve just moved to Los Angeles, and they don’t know how to meet people.
Well, first of all, you should come to the TAPA Networking Event this weekend!
But there’s not a TAPArty every weekend, you say? … Continue reading

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What’s the Right Area Code for You?

Will writes in:
I’m new to the area, and want to get a local number before I start sending out resumes for set PA positions. I’m wondering what area code is the best for a PA in the LA area to … Continue reading

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Working in Another State

Reader Amy writes in:
Do you know anything about working on a show in a different state while maintaining permanent residence in Los Angeles? I see posts about people wanting to hire locals but does that mean I have to have … Continue reading

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Where To Live

Nicole writes in:
I am about to relocate to LA after working in film production for 4 years in Austin, TX. I am doing some housing research and had a few questions:
1. Are there any neighborhoods that are more accommodating to … Continue reading

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Should I Mention that I’m Moving?

Mike asks:
In two months I am moving to Los Angeles, and am wondering how to go about mentioning this in my cover letter. Does it just take a sentence or two? I know you’ve stressed being as brief as possible.
As … Continue reading

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