How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03)

How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03)

Alex and Nick discuss tips and advice on making new TV and other industry contacts in Los Angeles. How do you create connections for yourself before setting foot in Hollywood? How do you use ones you may already have? And where do you start when you don’t know anyone in this strange city? The Paper Team tackles the subject and much more.



1 – Making connections before getting to LA (00:40)
2 – Don’t lose sight of the connections you already have (07:29)
3 – What to do when you don’t know anyone (14:24)
4 – Creating your own adventures (41:04)
Takeaways and Resources (44:31)


International Screenwriters Association
Jen Grisanti’s Friday Night Drinks
The Black List Events
Nerdist Writers Panel
Austin Film Festival
San Diego Comic-Con
WonderCon (Anaheim/Los Angeles)
Jeffrey Lieber’s Twitter
Javier Grillo-Marxuach’s Twitter
Jose Molina’s Twitter
reddit’s Screenwriting subreddit

LA TV Writers Group – Yahoo
LA TV Writers Group – Facebook
Hollywood Game Plan – Carole Kirschner

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