Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street was once the Mecca of show business. Today, this renowned intersection is often a more colorful and comedic scene than a glamorous one. On a typical evening, one might see a costumed superhero speaking to a homeless pedestrian about the Lakers, while a group of teenagers waltz into the Hollywood and Highland Mall, stepping over Marilyn Monroe’s star on the gloried Walk of Fame in the process. Continue reading “From Good Christians to Hustlers: Hollywood & Vine Intersect”
Los Angeles provides unique job opportunities for many students, especially in the film industry.
A job as a Hollywood extra can be an ideal start for those interested in film and entertainment. However, the process of becoming one is a mystery to many. The usual first step is to sign up with a casting agency, but in a media center like Los Angeles, there are organizations that can take advantage of those looking for a taste of show business.
Angela Kwon, a junior majoring in political science who had been interested in extra work as a way to earn some cash, decided to answer a call for models on http://www.craigslist.org for Infinite Talent, an agency located in Laguna, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore. and Bellevue, Wash.
“The ad said it required no experience and that I just had to e-mail them with my height, weight and size, and then I signed up for an interview when they e-mailed me back,” Kwon said. “But I was skeptical because, in the ad, there wasn’t a thorough description of the company, and since I’m not serious about acting and modeling, I didn’t want to waste my time.” Continue reading “Work as an Extra No Easy Break”