I've been in LA over a year now and I've learned a thing or two while working in the business. Working in Hollywood it is easy to find yourself working on somebody else's project, especially when starting out. For many of us we didn't move to LA to work as a runner or production assistant. We have much bigger things that we want to accomplish.
I recently found this video where Jason Horton talks with Film Courage about how it is our responsibility to make things happen for ourselves. The world does not owe us anything.
Zero. Nada. Zilch.
Ultimately, it is on us to make things happen. We are the masters of our own success. The sooner we own this the sooner we can find where we are suppose to contribute in this world.