Brits in LA newsletter - Jan 8th 2010





Hey Breeps!


Hope your first week of the year started well. I have been in rehearsals for my play "Me, As A Penguin" details are below and hitting the gym hard trying to lose all that Xmas weight. We are working hard on our website and a Brit in LA Guide for everyone. Also you will be able to receive our newsletter via email too, so make sure to register with us at britsnewsletter@gmail.com. 


This weeks newsletter is brought to you by MIKE SULLIVAN OF VOLKSWAGEN SANTA MONICA.

LEASING OR BUYING A CAR IN LA

It's really difficult to build up a credit score when you first move to the States. VW of Santa Monica have found a loop hole and have been helping so many BRITS IN LA get vehicles. If you need a car - Buy or Lease, Joe Seymour is the guy to talk to. For those of you on a visa, the Foreign Business Professionals Plan is probably your best option but speak to Joe, our guy at VW. He can handle all your questions and concerns. His direct number is 310 266-8825 or email him at josephseymour@lacarguy.com. You can even do the whole process over email and have a shiny new motor in a matter of days! 

NO SUNDANCE FOR US THIS YEAR
Unfortunately Brits in LA won't be making a presence in Park City, UT this year. We have always felt rushed at the beginning of the year and decided it was better to focus our attention on our LA events, Like the up-coming TOSCARS. 


WHO DO YOU THINK IS GONNA WIN AT THE TOSCARS?



This is our next event - And it is sooooo much fun. You don't have to be a professional to be involved -It's all just for a laugh! -Although I do believe some people put their finished movies on their reels last year! -Selection process is on the evening the Academy Award nominations are announced, Tuesday, Jan 25th at Bar Lubitsch (Where we had the Xmas party) To learn more about it and to enter yourself to be a part of it - Click here: http://bit.ly/h9swPa

LOOKING FOR A HOME IN LA? 
Get in touch with Claudia today! She is an English Real Estate Agent – Claudia Kohn at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. Please review her website www.claudiakohnproperties.com. She covers all of the Westside from Hollywood to Malibu in PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Please call her if you have any questions or would just like to discuss your options.” I’m here to help and I look forward to hearing from you". 310.859.5341

IMMIGRATION ADVICE 
British Immigration attorney Bernie Sidman has recently filed my papers of my citizenship. He's amazingly helpful and realistic. So email Bernie if you want to know what your chances are of getting visas or greencards, etc..  bernard@bernardsidman.com It really does pays to have a lawyer to help.

DID YOU KNOW?
If you are a Greencard holder or a dual passport holder you cannot visit Cuba, unless you have an artist or a journalists visa. If you are a British or European Passport holder, you can freely enter Cuba and re-enter the states. But be careful as this doesn't apply to permanent residents of the United States.

WANNA WATCH SOME PROP'R FOOTIE?
Go support 'The Blaggers', our official team play 'The Sporting Belliz' this Tuesday
JANUARY 11th kick off @ 7.15pm
Where: Santa Monica Airport Soccer Field, 3201 Airport Ave, at S.Bundy Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90405  (310) 458-2201
Here's a  map

BRITS GET FIT
Mary Anne Parker Personal Fitness is offering a discount on personal training especially for Brits in la members. She worked for Chelsea Football Club in England and has trained a variety of English celebrities. See www.maryanneparker.co.uk Instead of $80 she is doing $65 for a single session and $600 if you buy ten. She will train you at home, outdoors or in a private gym. 310 990 2109 or email maryparkertrainer@gmail.com

BRITS ON STAGE
First up: Me, As A Penguin



at The Lost Studio Theatre. Starring me, (Craig Young) as an actor - Set in Hull, written by Brit Playwright Tom Wells, also starring BLA member Jamie Donovan. (Runs just over an hour) Get 1/2 price tickets here: http://bit.ly/e5vFSd


British artist PLAN B performs @ The Troubadour. Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/ib6tN3 


Russell Brand, will soon be seen in the remake of  'Arthur' and this week will be performing a short run of intimate work-in-progress stand-up gigs at The Acme Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles. Dates and times as follows: Wed 12th Jan 8pmThurs 13th Jan 8pmSat 15th Jan 8pm Mon 17th Jan 8pm - Tickets here http://bit.ly/i0jbKX 

Biographies In A Bag. at the Stella Adler Theatre on Jan 17, 18 & 19th with two 30 minute solo shows.  Lynn Ferguson wrote both shows, which entwine the actor's story with another biography, and is currently writing for her brother's TV show, Craig Ferguson's Late, Late Show. Lynn performs her ‘Arthur Schopenhauer’, weaving her story of new motherhood with the German philosopher of pessimism to form a touching, honest and comedic monologue.
Rachel Ogilvy performs her ‘Doris Day’, entwining her tale of an ill fated marriage with her admiration and respect for the actress who was known for her squeaky clean image.
Tickets are $15, but there's a 1/3 off with the discount code 'BLA.' Details and tickets available at http://onehourtheater.com/?p=305
  
The director and owner of The Noho London Music Hall, Frank Collins situated in The Noho Theater district, puts on British musicals and plays. They are opening Flanagan and Allen and the Follies. It is a British Musical Review about the beloved Music Hall double act Flanagan and Allen and also incorporates the story and music of Florrie Forde. on the 14th Jan, 2011. If you love nostalgia plus the sing-a-long songs like "Underneath the Arches", "Run Rabbit" and "I do like to be beside the Seaside." Come a long. Get your tix here: http://bit.ly/gavlkO

CASTING CALL!
Christy is casting 4 female roles. Must be professional and available Jan 27-29th. Age range is late 20's to late 30's for all roles. Ethnicity is open. Opportunity to work with an Award Winning Director and team on an amazing film. ONLY if you are in Los Angeles AND available those dates and fit the breakdown email me a headshot and resume Christy@ChristyLeeHughes.com


NO MORE PARKING TICKETS!!

Sick of getting stupid parking tickets, here's the answer: Parking Angels

HOW MUCH IS A SPEEDING TICKET THESE DAYS ANYWAY?
See all moving violation fines here: http://bit.ly/eXLIYb 

FINANCIAL AID
Do you want to start getting your finances in order. We are really lucky to have on hand; our very own Brits in LA Financial advisor, Adam Beach. If you have any questions concerning any type of Insurance, pensions, investments, shoot us an email @ britsinla@gmail.com and each week we'll have Adam answer the most popular questions. Transferring pensions, 401k's or thinking of buying property, etc... Or if you can contact him directly on 310 773 7939 or email him@ adam.beach@axa-advisors.com. He can also point you in the right direction for a decent tax advisor.
WANNA LOOK GOOD FOR THE TOSCARS?
GALVIN BENJAMIN - New Brit run Salon is offering BRITS IN LA members 50% off  To get a quote for coloring,  Brazilian blow outs or cuts, please email abi@galvinbenjamin.com . The salon isn't open yet, so you can either go to their house or they will come to you! 'Like' their facebook page too, so you can be notified when the salon is opening and get an invite!


BREAKFAST CLUB
Our weekly Breakfast Club at Cecconi's RSVP here http://on.fb.me/eMiT6t 

PROMOTE YOURSELF OR YOUR BUSINESS
Get your website sorted out now! BLA member and website designer Paul Terry is currently working on ours . He has designed a great site for Seal too, so you know you are in good hands.Click here to check out his work.


If you'd like to advertise with us or you have something to promote and share, send us an email at  Britsinla@gmail.com , and we'll get it in next weeks newsletter. Feel free to post on the facebook wall. in the meantime.   If you try to post in the 'discussion' section you will find that it's easier to keep track of your posts and threads.

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YOU WILL BE MISSED
This past week we are saddened to report the loss of some great British Artists:-
Pete Posthlewaite: http://lat.ms/gJMADO 
Gerry Rafferty: http://bit.ly/frgHxv 


See you at brekkie on Tuesday

Craig


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