Meet Katie Beresford from Cheshire who moved to LA 1 year ago to pursue acting.
|photo by Mara Magli|
I attended Industry Hollywood back in November 2013 and I was offered representation from both agent and manager if I was to move to LA. At that time, I did not have representation in the UK, and so many people would dream to have this kind of offer and so I decided to take the leap of faith last year. This was the best decision I ever made!
What do you miss most from home?
Obviously my family and my girls.. but mostly English chocolate! American chocolate sucks!
What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?
My first impression of LA and it still remains now.. It's like a bubble, nowhere else in the world is there place where your're life can change in a blink of eye just by attending various events. Everybody is driven and connected here. Everybody is chasing their dreams and its inspiring to be apart of this world. Also, Did I mention that it's summer here all year long?
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Cheshire?
Driving! I can't drive in LA (or should I say I am little scared at attempting it) I am not the best driver in England and LA is crazy. Really I am protecting everyone by using Uber!
Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us?
It's not really hidden but when you climb Runyon, it's honestly quite breath taking and to overlook the whole LA. It makes me feel very lucky to call this city my home.
What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here?
It's not a decision to be taken lightly, I would come here first and 'dip your toe in the water' (so to speak) and go to Brits in LA Breakfast! Networking in LA is half the battle for being successful and you honestly never know who you're going to meet there!
Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given?
Learn how to Network! You honestly never know who and when you are going to meet the right people and you need to be prepared and professional! Don't ever be afraid to take the leap of faith. You could fail and hit fall flat on the ground but from their the way is up and least you're life will not be filled with regret. So be FEARLESS!!
Lastly, how can we find out more about you?
You can find me on my personal website and social media accounts:
Facebook - Katie Beresford
Instagram - Katieeberesford
Twitter - KatiexBeresford
Website - www.katieberesford.