Hey guys, one of our own here asked this question and I set up an answer in a blog post!
I strongly disagree that creative types, (directors/producers,) NEED to move to LA to get anywhere. In the web space I’d argue that this mentality is the opposite. Every time I’ve been out there, I’ve seen that there is absolutely zero opportunity for creative types in the web space. In fact I’d take a step further and say there’s antipathy for series creators.
Actors? Absolutely, you need to be in NY, LA, Toronto or Vancouver to make a career out of it. But there’s nothing there for producers or directors in the web series space.