I'm sorry not sure if I know what you mean by "people of hour" ?
I am a long ways away from where i want to be but my income does come from working on set. It's hard to tell what will set you on the right path but new ideas definitely will help you stand out and worked for me. I developed and web app, dayplayerapp.com, for the industry and lots of people liked it. That got my name out there. Understand though it's not the first you unique idea i have had but, its the one that got me stable work. The good school or good idea will double your chances but they are pretty small chances to begin with. Don't mean to be a Debbie downer but it is tough and there are no promises of success. Some one will get the job you want and all you can do is try to make that person you. Best wishes.
I started a Web App with this in mind a little while back. It is designed to help you maximize the resources you already help you grow from those.
This Web App can be found at link text
This is our industries version of net neutrality.
I'm an slt on a CBS show right now and ya unfortunately there is almost never time for these subtleties.