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? Luckily for you, the Internet exists.
There are plenty of Facebook groups, Meet Up groups, and sub-Reddits focused just on Los Angeles. Many of these cross over; Film Industry LA (run by my internet friend David Mendez, who’s definitely been in the Industry for awhile) is on both Facebook and Reddit.
Those are for networking; if you’re actually looking for a job, like, right now, there’s the I Need a Production Assistant Facebook group. These aren’t specific to Los Angeles, but still a good place to start.
My point is, it’s not like the old days, where you’d have to rely on blind luck to meet other people in Hollywood, even when you’re literally in Hollywood. Scour these and other message boards, and go out. Do something, every night (or day or afternoon). You’re bound to meet new people and make new friends.
This will be good not just for your professional life, but your personal sanity, as well.