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Jeffrey Lieber @JeffLieber
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Someone asked me about making the transition from somewhere else to LA/NYC to write in TV/film. My answer...

Here's what you do: #1: Write a couple of scripts and write them a couple of times. While you're writing them, save your cash. As much as you can...
...becaue you'll need a nest egg.

Then, once you've written a couple of scripts a couple of times... start taking trips to the city of your choosing. 1 week 3-4 times in a year. Crash on any couch you can find and -- before you come out -- contact everyone...
...you know in that city and offer to take the to coffee. Once at coffee, be charming, ask about their lives, tell them about your dreams and ask if there's anyone else they can think of while you are there. Use this time to learn the city. Figure where you might live...
Where you might hang out. And IF after a year -- and after writing another script a couple of times -- you want to move... move.

Then find a job that covers your nut and won' make you nuts. Keep writing. Then rewrite that writing.

See how it goes.
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