“Someone is going to have to rip me away from LA and glue me on the plane back to Syracuse”. This thought pops into my head everyday that I am here. Prior to this trip I had never been to the west coast, better yet LA. I did not know what to expect but I knew that I would love it as much as the people before. I applied to this program only knowing two people and having no solid idea of what I wanted to do within the industry. After about six weeks of being here I have met some extremely amazing people, attended the coolest events, and have narrowed down what I truly want to do.
Being in LA is unlike any other place. If you love the entertainment industry, you will love LA. Everyone around you is in some way connected to the industry and they are motivated, passionate, supportive, and encourage you to strive for your goals within this hectic city. There has not been one day that I have dreaded waking up early to go to my internship and not one night where I wasn’t excited to attend class.
My biggest thing about being here are all the opportunities that this program has to offer that I know I would not have been able to attend without it. I have attended everything from a film screening at the Directors Guild of America, a screening and discussion of the films such as “Jobs”, volunteering for the PR company Edelman, chatting it up with a mentor who is currently in the industry, having a great internship where I have access to material and supervisors who want me to get the most out of it, having the writers of amazing shows such as “How I Met Your Mother” and “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” come in and talk about their journey within the industry, having a lyricts talk about his journey within the music world, attend the Creative Arts Emmys, and even the AMAs. This program is LOADED with events that take you deep inside the industry and all you have to do is respond with a simple rsvp. I literally could go on and on and on and on about all the benefits and how glad I am that I made this decision to come out here but I won’t make you keep reading. Moral of my little blog post is if you are a TRF, Film, and Bandier student do not pass up this opportunity.