On the other hand, if you want the glitz and glamour of seeing your face on the big screen or television–Los Angeles is the place. In fact, Los Angeles (Hollywood) is the movie-making capital of the world as you may know. Also, most of the popular television shows are produced in Los Angeles as well. When it comes to soap operas, New York has Los Angeles beat. Soaps like The Young and the Restless, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful are produced in Los Angeles, while just about all the rest are produced in New York. Bottom line: If you’re trying to get that Oscar or Emmy–Los Angeles all the way.
Things to remember: If you move to New York you won’t have to worry about having a car. Utilizing the taxi or subway system is pretty standard for all. If you have a car, get used to double parking as you may have a hard time finding a parking space. In Los Angeles you MUST have a car and especially for auditions. No one uses a cab there and the subway system is nothing compared to New York.
If you’re still in a small town, don’t worry about it. Take your time, there’s no rush. Plan wisely. You can always hit both L.A. and New York up and see what you like best about both places. Just know that if you’re serious about excelling in your career as a professional actor, you should end up in one of these two places.