Apartment Links

Craigslist - Just beware of the crazies.

Westside Rentals - $60 for 60 days, but people swear by it. 

Zillow - I'm a little obsessed with the iPad app. I love using the map feature.

RadPad - Let's you put in more specific search items like "hardwood floors" or "pets".

The Rental Girl - Fewer listings, but usually provides video tours, and I love the neighborhood breakdown.

LA Bound - This one's a no-brainer. Check out the neighborhood chapter, it will save you.

Padmapper - Incorporates listings from many different sites all on one Google Map.

Dealing with Traffic

Waze - I use this as navigation pretty much every single day. It's my hero. And always accurate timing (12 min = 12 min, mind blown).

Sigalert - I only use this to do a fast check of the freeways before I'm leaving. Red = bad. Green = good, but possibly a lie by the time I get there.

Google Maps - I'm an Apple girl all the way, but let's face it, their map app isn't the best. 

Podcasts - If you're going to be stuck for awhile, listen to something entertaining. It helps the time go by faster. Here's a fucking fantastic one to get you started!#humble

Film Industry Favorites

Deadline - If you want to work in the industry, you should stay up on the latest news. 

Hollywood Reporter - Another industry news option that I use.

The Wrap - Yet another news option. I don't use this, but the whole world does and I should jump on that band wagon.

Actors Access - This is a great resource for actors, including access to breakdowns which is SO helpful. They provide the opportunity to submit yourself to casting directors who are currently casting. Pretty freakin' cool, right?!

IMDb - I have a PRO account so I can access more crew information. I use this when trying to find jobs and contacts.

Production Alert - This is my favorite production listings but if you're not in a union, it's expensive. Try it out for a small time frame.

Production Weekly - Similar to Production Alert.

Film & TV Pro - Networking site for industry professionals.

JHRTS - Networking society for anyone who has an assistant level job in the entertainment industry. 

Staff Me Up - Great job search tool for the film industry. Find job openings by location. It's mostly Reality TV jobs, FYI. 

Art Directors Guild - This is the union I'm in. Great resource for all things Production Design.

Cinematographers Guild - If you want to be a DP, check out this union. 

Directors Guild of America - Calling all Directors. This is your union. 

Writers Guild of America, West - I think this is, like, for Writers? You can also copyright scripts through this site.

Local 44 - Union for Props, Set Decorators, Greens, and Special Effects.

Local 80 - Union for Grips, Craft Service (FOOD!), and Medics.

Teamsters - Union for Transportation.

Professional Networking Opportunities

Connect with other LA Bounders on our member site!

Film Industry Mixer - Calling all screenwriters, directors, producers and cinematographers (et al)! This is one of those rare opportunities to meet and mingle with your peers, find your next creative collaboration, make life-changing connections (we hope!) and support a great cause while advancing your career. Make new filmmaking friends! Enjoy indoor and outdoor space, food trucks in the courtyard, a fountain and some great music. Also joining will be rising assistants from top agencies including WME, CAA and UTA.

JHRTS - Networking society for anyone who has an assistant level job in the entertainment industry. 

Network After Work - This is for ANY and ALL industries. A huge event that happes once a month. Bring business cards!!

Kickball - It's all the rage. Play on a team once a week, then socialize at a bar afterwards.

Dodgeball - Same idea as kickball. Play, drink, mingle.

LAB Facebook - Chat with other LA Bound readers! They are all in the same boat as you. May as well make it a dreamy party yacht. 

Lights. Camera. Cure. - This is an incredible charity event that I started, but no longer run. My friends still run it and I attend every year. It is SO MUCH FUN! It's a dance marathon (only 6 hours) with live bands, food, drinks, inspiring stories, and of course, a red carpet. If you sign up to be a Dancer (no skills required, just to be on the dance floor and raise money), it's a fantastic way to meet people in LA. They are all good people, I promise!

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