my daughter goes to a performing arts high school. she wants to continue to act as her profession but we are getting mixed signals from people as to whether college or academy type 2 years are the best way to go...she wants to either be in LA or NYC (*luckily for me i can pick up and move with her because i am a single mom who owns nothing and my line of work is in the entertainment/TV industry) she does NOT have an agent (she has a local CT one but the work is so far and few between it is pointless) she has been in several commericals/industrials/bit parts in movies and a lead in an independent film. Her background is musical theatre where she has been doing musicals since she could talk. she wants to focus on acting for film and commercials though. it is so tough because one director told me to make her forgo college., do community college in LA and audition 24/7.
it is so hard also because her peforming arts grades are excellent but her high school academics for 9th and 10th were bad (due to being bullied and LD) she has since turned it around to make honor roll in 11th. she is constantly being told "you need to be in hollywood" but....how do you get there the right way? please help
btw: looked at USC/UCLA/PACE/ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS/SANTA MONICA COMM. COLLEGE/HARTT/UC NORTHRIDGE