Actor Hollywood Reconnaissance Mission Must-do's

Actors LOVE to visit Hollywood -- especially during PILOT SEASON. So, this is my quick list of EFFECTIVE ways to make the most of your time in town. Please see page 333 of the 4th edition of "Self-Management for Actors" for all sorts of goodness to round out your reconnaissance mission before making the big move to Los Angeles.
  1. Creative Actors Alliance
    http://creativeactors.com Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  2. Film Independent (FiND)
    http://filmindependent.org Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  3. Hollywood Networking Breakfast
    http://hollywoodnetworkingbreakfast.com Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  4. LA Actors' Tweet-Up
    http://laactorstweetup.com (also in NY and London) Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  5. Los Angeles Film Festival Calendar
  6. Ms. in the Biz
    http://msinthebiz.com Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  7. Produced By Conference
    http://producedbyconference.com Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  8. Reel Ladies
    http://reelladies.wordpress.com Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  9. SAG Foundation Conservatory at AFI
    http://sagaftra.org/locals/hollywood/hollywood-conservatory Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  10. SAG Foundation Conversations
    http://sagfoundation.org/performers-programs/conversations Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  11. SAG Foundation
    http://sagfoundation.org/facilities/la-actors-center/about Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  12. SAG Foundation LifeRaft
  13. SAG-AFTRA
    http://sagaftra.org/locals/los-angeles/local-events Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  14. Showbiz Software Store
    http://media-services.com/showbiz-software/upcoming-seminars Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  15. The Paley Center
    http://paleycenter.org/events Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  16. Women In Film
    http://wif.org Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  17. Writers Bloc Presents
    http://writersblocpresents.com/main Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  18. Writers Guild Foundation
    http://wgfoundation.org Category: Groups That Host Panels, Talks, Q&As
  19. 2nd Sundays
    http://2ndsundaysla.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  20. Deadline Junkies
    http://deadlinejunkies.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  21. Hollywood Shorts
    http://blog.hollywoodshorts.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  22. Naked Angels' Tuesdays @9
    http://nakedangels.com/3-step-formula/tuesdays9 Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  23. Playwrights 6
    http://playwrights6.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  24. Screenplay Lab
    http://screenplaylab.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  25. Secret City
    http://thesecretcity.org/events (this is actually in NY monthly, in LA quarterly) Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  26. Story Salon
    http://storysalon.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  27. The Actors' Lounge
    http://theactorsloungela.com Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  28. Writers Bootcamp Actors Annex
    http://writersbootcamp.com/events.asp (series) Category: Groups That Host Ongoing Works-in-Progress and Staged Reading Series
  29. 168 Hour Film Project
    http://168film.com Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  30. Big Vision Empty Wallet
    http://bigvisionemptywallet.com Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  31. Ninja Monologue Group
    http://facebook.com/groups/1564297097189104 Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  32. Sacred Fools' Fast and Loose
    http://sacredfools.org/misc/fastandloose Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  33. The 24 Hr. Plays
    http://24hourplays.com Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  34. The 48 Hr. Film Project
    http://48hourfilm.com/home Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  35. We Make Movies
    http://wemakemovies.org Category: Groups That Host Short-Form Production Challenges On Stage or On Camera
  36. Set a coffee date with a fellow ninja!
    Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  37. Audit Acting Classes
    See http://smfa4.com/talkback/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=2096 for our recommended list of LA coaches and classes. Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  38. Grab CD workshop calendars or check Workshop Guru
    Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  39. Intern in a casting office or at a talent agency if at all possible
    Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  40. Join us for our epic Thirsty Third Thursday in any month with 5 Thursdays
    http://tinyurl.com/SMFATTT for details Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  41. Keep an eye on the Ninja Calendar
    http://smfa4.com/talkback/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2951 Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  42. Take the SMFA Retreat
    http://tinyurl.com/SMFARetreat Category: Truly Ninja Things to Do
  43. Check the 5 Every Day app
    http://5everyday.com Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  44. Fun free things
    http://discoverlosangeles.com/blog/100-free-things-do-los-angeles Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  45. Hit a Dodgers game
    http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  46. Griffith Park
    http://laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  47. Hike Runyon Canyon
    http://lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=122 Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  48. Hit the beach
    http://santamonicapier.org/frontporchcinema Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  49. Visit the Grove
    http://thegrovela.com Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  50. The Venice canals
    http://discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/activities/venice-canals Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  51. The Hollywood Sign
    http://hollywoodsign.org/seeing-the-sign Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  52. Free museum days
    http://smfa4.com/talkback/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1626 Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  53. The Walk of Fame
    http://walkoffame.com Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  54. TMZ Tour
    http://tmz.com/tour Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  55. Universal Citywalk
    http://citywalkhollywood.com Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  56. Ongoing LA resources
    http://welikela.com Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do
  57. 69 Places to Retreat in Southern California
    http://ronmilam.com/2012/02/28/36-places-to-retreat-in-socal Category: More Touristy and Miscellaneous Things to Do