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DIARY OF A 'failed' ACTOR-By John PIRKIS Ep#9- Moving To New York.
Actors flock to LA because they want to get a bite of the TV cherry, and hope to get spotted and given a break in a studio feature. The bucks are bigger in TV, and allegedly so are the opportunities in LA. But, actually there is more TV drama in production in New York, a thriving independent feature film scene, and NYC has the added bonus of Broadway theatre, and excellent Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway theatre to boot.There are however fewer commercial castings, and no VO auditions for Mo-Cap or computer games.
One thing that is the same as LA is that getting in front of a manager or agent with any clout is as nigh on impossible in New York as it is in LA if you are without reciprocal representation back home.
NYC is vastly more expensive than LA, but the plus side is that a car is totally unnecessary in the Big Apple, as the city possesses a very efficient Subway and bus system.
There are equal pros and cons to weigh up, but the deciding factor, if you are set on making a move Stateside, as to whether it Is New York or Los Angeles you unpack your bags in is which city do you feel most at home in, and which areas of the profession are you most passionate about and wishing to focus on.
As with LA, you can make it work in New York if you are prepared to put in the hours. Patience and hard graft are the essential ingredients required to secure the work and career you seek wherever you are.
DIARY OF A 'failed' ACTOR
Directed by Cecile DELEPIERE
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ST GEORGE SOCIETY NY
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