BRITS IN LA NEWSLETTER 27th JUNE 2011


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If you need to lease a car but keep getting rejected due to lack of a credit score. You need to talk to Joe Seymour at Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica. They have found a loop hole and are offering the Foreign Business Professionals Leasing Plan . All you need is a social security number. Contact Joe on 310 266 8825 or email him at JosephSeymour@LACarGuy.com . He is a fellow Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Monday, June 27th  Alison Winter, Beverley Eve, Andrea Cavaliere
Tuesday, June 28th  Steven Mccrory, Elaine Tan, Brendan Hunt, Julie Tolson, Lorne Cousin
Wednesday, June 29th Chris Huvane, Deborah Ferguson
Friday, July 1st Chris Edwards, Susan Ateh, Lauri Aloi, Lucy Hodgson
Saturday, July 2nd Tara Rushton, April Webster, Jason Merrell, Bazza J Holmes
Sunday, July 3rd Andrew Burns, Anand Desai-Barochia, Lauren Cooper Mendoza, Brian Nahas 




Hi Breeps
Hope you are all well. Looks like June Gloom has gone. we did some pretty fun things last week from Heathers in the Cemetery, Art in the streets exhibit at MOCA, U2 Concert, British Sunday Roast at Cecconi's was delish and Pub Quiz, congrats to the team 'Something Winky 'winning the jackpot and team Chocolate Teapot for coming last -They got the socks. - We take care of our losers too.

Two of the most lovely Brits in LA members and their family are leaving us for a better life, Say Farwell to the Farwells - Claire and Gus are off next month - We shall miss them -You remember Gus from singing Nessa Dorma at our world cup event and Claire for her wonderful recipes in our blog The Anglo Files - We wish them all the very best. Bon Voyage!

Here's the haps for this week...

Tuesday...

 ......we have Brits in LA Breakfast Club and are very excited to announce Industry Hollywood* have come on board as sponsors. Come stop in at Cecconis any Tuesday morning 930-1130. 
*We would like to thank Industry Hollywood for coming on board and sponsoring Breakfast Club. 
Watch a testimonal from one of their very satisfied customers Napoleon Ryan. Not only did they get him his working papers but they also got him signed to a major Hollywood agent




Industry Hollywood provides valuable advice and support through the process of making the move to L.A.
Richard Burke, the CEO of Industry Hollywood, has made this daunting and often stressful task an enjoyable part of the journey for many actors.
Richard also offers actors the opportunity to network with industry professionals on a 7 day devised and extremely unique Networking Week which takes place during the most pivotal times of the LA industry calendar. Pilot Season and Episodic Season.
Through these networking weeks, he has so far personally introduced over 300 actors to organisations such as The WilliamMorris Agency, MGM, Paramount and Warner Brothers, as well as the chance to work on a one on one basis with some of Hollywood’s A-list acting coaches including, Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Amy Lyndon, Paul Webber and Lesly Kahn
For more information visit their website athttp://www.industryhollywood.com/



Wednesday

Free drinks for social media experiment
Sponsored by Beltran Brito and The Safe Cig Company,
666 Vodka, Brits in LA
An online event and experiment - Bit of self promotion if you would indulge me. BLA members Darren Darnborough, Richard Keith and I have made a series to premiere on the web called ANDY AND CHAZ BUGGER OFF TO AMERICA and we need your help. We need as many eyes on the series as possible. Below is the trailer for what;s been described as Edgy Raunchy, Crime comedy series - A lorra laughs. It all stars Brits in LA members, Clive Pearson, Sara Maraffino, Jake Thornton, James Bowers, Naketa Starkey, Katie Costick and Amanda Fleming. All episodes will be available for free at the same time, so no waiting. at www.andyandchaz.com or on our youtube channel Thank you all so much in advance.


Click play to watch the trailer -- Find more up to date information here, comments, reviews and please find the time to LIKE us.

Thursday - Sunday
Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane

Brits in LA member Emrhys Cooper is starring in 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' alongside former Bond girl Olivia D'abo, Robin Gammell and Ian Buchanan. For full info click here
We are planning to go on Thursday night if anyone wants to roll with.

Saturday and Sunday

Only 3 more weeks and 3 more films for the From Britain With Love
 series.  Read my review of Toast here



UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY

Manchester City v LA Galaxy

We have to get numbers in fast to secure this deal -- Please buy your tickets asap so we know whether we will need more than one bus  - would hate for you to miss out at the last minute.
negotiated discount tickets and are organising a bus from Hollywood so we can all have a few drinks. Click here for all the details. If you already have season tickets you can just purchase a bus ticket, or if you want to make your own way there you can purchase an entrance ticket from us too. Will be lots of fun!


Want to wave at the Royal couple, They are visiting soon and Prince William will be playing in a charity polo match. If you want to attend click here for full details. Eileen and i have already purchased tickets to this one -  as it seems it's the only opportunity we will get as both our friends at BAFTA/LA and The British Consulate have a very tight guest list and we didn't make the cut ;-( If you can't join us here - we will live tweet and facebook photos to keep you up to date. Wish there was more we could do but I hear they are on a very tight schedule.

SHREK THE MUSICAL IS COMING

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks movie, Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage. In Shrek The Musical, the swamp-dwelling ogre goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, the unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. GET A GREAT DEAL ON TICKETS  Learn More

NEW BRITISH BAR ALERT - 

1615 N Cahuenga; Hollywood; 323.465.1750
Opening THIS Friday, TBB's a classic English gastropub from a former London resident magically deposited in the middle of Hollywood (like in Episodes w/ Matt LeBlanc!!!), featuring a blimey interior (from the dude who tricked out Stout and Tekila)


BRIT MUSIC
Below are a  few underground bands that I am loving right now

SUDDYN

Check out their new video above and they are performing at The Viper room this Friday - follow them on facebook

WHITE APPLE TREE

These are guys are rad and featured in the 'Andy and Chaz' series Like on Facebook as do the next band...
THE GROMBLE


These guys are brilliant follow then here to find out when they are gigging near you.

UK TOP 5
Number 1
Jason Derulo with Don't Wanna Go Home' straight in at number one this week followed by a bevvy of guys in the top 5 - Example down one place from last week's number 1. Calvin Harris, Pitbull and Ed Sheeran round out the top 5. Here's the video for this weeks number 
one Jason Derulo.




PUCKER UP TO PUCKRIK 


Do you guys remember the channel 4 show The Word? Well you may recall one of the best presenters on it...well the funkiest by far - (Sorry Terry Christian) . Say hello to LA in Brit, now back in LA, Katie Puckrik.
The delightful Katie Puckrik
I say funkiest in an appropriate way, seeing Katie is now a tastemaker in all things fragrant. Katy and I sat down last week for a catch up - She was deep in rehearsals with the SPARKS  for a one night only reading of a rock opera called The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman at the famous John Ford Theatre. The creator of the famous series 'The Pajama Party' for channel 4 - bought her back to LA to work for Oprah making a US version of the same show. 12 years later Katie is now venturing out in to the worldwideweb with a great idea - 'Katie Puckrik Smells' -Great title. where she reviews new and old perfumes and aftershaves - think of her as a connoisseur. I was shocked to hear about some of the ingredients contained in my old favorite Fahrenheit among others. Check out the video below - 


You can follow Katie on facebook and Twitter @katiepuckrik



He's behind you...
Oh no he's not, Boo!!!! Hisss!!!
If these are some of your favourite words you maybe interested in the auditions for the Lythgoe Family Panto - There are two this year - one in Thousand Oaks and the other is at the El portal - All casting info is here for Cinderella and here's the link for snow white

 - James is looking for Cricket players and spectators - Contact him here 



Face Forward the charity is having a fundraising Gala next week July the 9th - This is such a wonderful charity - Click here for tickets and info

Face Forward. It is to provide pro bono surgery for women who've been facially disfigured from domestic violence or gang violence. For more information on the foundation please visit www.facela.net. They are holding their 2nd annual fund raiser on July 9th at the Intercontinental in Century City and have asked for my help. It is a Latino themed evening and the Celebrity Ambassador's are Sean Austin and Vanessa Marcil. Vanessa Marcil will be honoring the organizations spokeswomen with the Celebrating Voices Award. There are more celebrity confirmations coming in, the latest being The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels as well as most of the cast from ABC's Grey's Anatomy, one of whom is hosting the evening.
Here's the invite and link... http://facela.net/pages/contribute/   It is a Latin themed night and promises to be a lot of fun!!!!



Feng Shui workshop at The Hub Yoga Studio in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 9th from 10:30 a.m. - Noon.  

We will talk about Feng Shui and learn decor tips for your space like the Yin/Yang, The Elements and how to read The Bagua Map!

It is donation only so bring your friends too!

I hope to see you there!

Click here for workshop details:

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Talk to Joe about pre-ordering the new 2012 Beetle
If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him at JosephSeymour@LACarguy.com

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Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold.

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored our Royal Wedding Party and has helped over 100's of Brits obtain visas into the USA call or email him today to find out if he can help you.
 gbrito@beltranbrito.com or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.

Joe Adams; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email joe@joeadamsesq.com

Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many other Brits in LA with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA through the citizenship application and is very thorough and no nonsense. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at Bernard@bernardsidman.com

RENTAL CARS My neighbour recommended Economy Rental Cars to me and it seems like they have very competitive pricing. Run by a Brit (Zoe from Manchester) economyrentacar4less@yahoo.com
rates they are as follows starting at $16.95 - $20.00 per day including taxes, weekly rates start at $118 per week and monthly start at $450.00 . I haven't tried them for myself but I trust my neighbours judgement.


Have you signed up for Fellow Brits in LA Bevvy.com are offering us amazing discounts on Alcohol and table service at all the top places in LA - Sign up using this link to not miss out on all the offers:
[Image: $15 for $30 tab at The Belmont Cafe]

http://www.bevvy.com/brits Sign up this week and enter the promo code "free drink' to get $10 off your first Bevvy purchase. Brits in LA members run this site, so you know they have your best drinking interests at heart! Plus pay $15 for $30 worth of beer at THE BELMONT this week.$15 for $30 tab at The Belmont Caf

Need a website?

We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk's official site! Personal Service, Professional Designs is our slogan and if you ask anyone who has had a site design by us they will tell you our service is second to none. We look forward to creating a site for you, plus you will all benefit from a Brits In LA discount, Check  out our Brits In LA section on our site for details and prices.www.platinumonewebdesigns.com

PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. 
Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less. I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options." www.claudiakohnproperties.com

Just landed? Need to lease or buy a place? British ex-pat Juliette Hohnen can find you a home anywhere in LA from Malibu, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Venice to Pasadena, as well as guest houses and short-term furnished rentals. To learn more about me visit JulietteHohnen.com, call me at 323 422 7147, or email me at JulietteHohnen@gmail.com

GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON – 
The plush salon

Galvin Benjamin, 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069

James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 25% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email iinfo@GalvinBenjamin.com


Interested in your movie career being helped as part of a new show? Casting actors / writers / directors who need help for a new reality show. 

As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he also produced shows for BBC and ITV.
His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. First consultation is free. www.entertainmentcoach.com 
Paul Duddridge is also offering 20% discount  BritsinLa referrals. 

Health Insurance: Rates are increasing in the coming months as you may have seen in recent news.
Now is an ideal time to review or amend your current health insurance plan to avoid or minimize these increases. Adam Beach is highly experienced with both Group/Business and Individual health Insurance. I would highly recommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate your insurance options.He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthy insurance cost! Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939 or adam@beachfinancialgroup.com




A Special Interior Decorating & Feng Shui Consulting Offer to the lovely members of Brits in LA!

Interiors by Audrey VanderStek is offering 25% off of her first hour of services to all members of Brits in LA! Because your environment affects everything that is going on in your daily life, you will experience a transformation through the beauty of Decor and the intuitive art of Feng Shui. 

Whether you want to work with what you already own or start anew, Audrey will help you bring in happiness, harmony and prosperity.  Her integrative approach combines understanding you, your space and then together creating an environment that not only looks amazing but feels amazing. 
It will be a space YOU feel good to be in, live in, work in and call home.
Contact Audrey today! 

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