Look, we’re NEVER sure the time is right.

Let me just go ahead and state for the record that no one outside of you can know when the time is right for you to move to Los Angeles (if ever).

Sure, outsiders can look at your work and your credits and your type and your training and your age and your financial security and your ability to hustle and your survival job and your willingness to network and your charm and your sheer luck with all things in life and then perhaps suggest that the time might be right for a move.

But no one can predict your success in any market with 100% certainty. It can't be done.

Actors Rehearsing by Chari Pere

As for whether there are more roles for your type here, sure. There are more roles for EVERY type here. And there's more competition too. So… don't make it about that.

Moving to a new market doesn't automatically get you more work due to leaving behind a type incongruence in your former market. There's more work in LA overall so odds are you'll go out more, sure. But you'll be sitting in waiting room with recognizable actors with more experience and deeper relationships than you've cultivated.

If you're from a market with a handful of casting directors… get ready for a major shift.

There are 723 casting directors in Los Angeles. Compare that with 128 in New York. This is a factory town!

But it's one in which relationships are everything.

Luckily, you can start building them from wherever you are right now. More on that later in this free series.

As for WHEN to move to LA, truly, it's like knowing the time is right to say I love you to someone. You can't know for sure the time is right. You just have an overwhelming feeling and you go with it.

Sometimes you regret having rushed things.

Other times, you wonder why you waited so damn long.

Let’s make sure YOU are ready for the move before you attempt it.

You’ve got this. And we’ve got you! 🙂

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Enoughness is an inside job… and sometimes you need a guide to find your way there. Let Bonnie Gillespie get you started.

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  1. Zach November 5, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I want to start acting but can’t afford acting classes or to move to L.A. Any advice you can give me?

    1. Bonnie Gillespie November 5, 2019 at 8:32 pm

      Yes! This whole website is full of it! Have you done my free training to get started from wherever you are? https://bonniegillespie.com/gig11 — There’s a TON to do to get ready to make the most of whatever market you’re in. And you can work out your craft just by reading scripts and practicing with friends. Just START! 🙂


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