Brits in LA Newsletter July 19th

Are you having trouble buying or leasing a car due to non existent credit?  If so 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 . He is a fellow Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you!  

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all having a great week and enjoyed the traffic free weekend!

We have lots of Brits in LA events this week, starting off with our regular Tuesday morning Breakfast Club, presented to you by Brits in LA and Industry Hollywood. PRICES HAVE INCREASED BY A COUPLE OF $$ TO INCLUDE TIP :)
ARE YOU STUCK IN THE UK dreaming of making the move to LA? Industry Hollywood can help! Fellow Brit, Richard Burke offers two great services where he not only guides you step by step through this daunting process during his 0-1 visa Seminars but he has also developed a unique Networking Week here in LA, which offers actors the opportunity to meet with the big agencies as well as one on one acting coaching with some of the very best in town (Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Amy Lyndon, Paul Webber and Lesley Kahn) . Their services aren’t limited to the acting profession, so if you are thinking about making the move don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Coming up at the end of the month is their 0-1 Visa Seminar in London, which is a great chance for you to discuss your options before making this big move and Brits in LA members get a 20% discount! Click here to sign up. For more information about Industry Hollywood please visit their website . Or email . Hope to see you in LA soon!

Tuesday night the BLAggers have a match. If you want to come along and support kick off is at 8pm at Crossroads School in Santa Monica (Olympic Blvd campus)
They are also looking for some new players to join the team. If you have the chops for it contact Hoggy for try out dates. Potential players must be a minimum age of 30 in 2012 (we will check photo IDs), they must be willing to pay approximately $230 per season (there are 2 seasons per year) and also must have played to a good standard (University and above). The LA Premier League "window" for registering new players is in about 3 weeks, so we would be looking to trial a few players before then on designated dates.

Brits in LA present Pub Quiz is on Wednesday at Bar Lubitsch. We will be having happy hour drinks specials from 8-9pm ($4 Amstel and Stella plus $6 Moscow Mules) RSVP here 

Sunday is our trip to the LA Galaxy to see them play Manchester City.
I think there are still a couple of seats left on our party bus. Click here to buy your discounted tickets. 

Looking for things to do with your visitors from the UK ? I just saw this great deal for half off a bus tour round LA! Click here for full details 

Rose Tree Cottage are selling a very special commemorative mug for our Royal visitors last week. Buy yours now!

Congratulations! Go see the fabulous 'Captain America' which opens on July 22nd. Christopher Markus co-wrote the screenplay and it was shot in England with hundreds of British film crew involved. During the shoot Chris met his English, soon to be wife Claire, who has just moved to LA to marry him and hence they are now both members of Brits in LA.You can watch the trailer by clicking on this link

Brits in LA member Dawn Porter is appearing on ITV's Born To Shine . 

If you are in the UK please watch and vote for her!!

SUITS NEEDED!! Have you or your better half got an old suit knocking around in the back of your closet gathering dust? If so please donate to this fab suit drive run by Suits Scotch and Cigars
A bit like Dress for Success, but for men!

Going away over the summer? Don't forget to put your mail on vacation hold, a free service from the post office. Visit for all the info
Also don't forget to call your credit card/bank to let them know you will be using your cards overseas. Saves a lot of trouble in the long run

PAT BUTCHER is apparently hanging up her earrings!!
For all the latest Eastenders news subscribe to the Walford Gazette

COLDPLAY are playing here at the beginning of August. Click here to buy tickets
PORTISHEAD tickets on sale for an October show
RACHEL RABIN has a show at the Mint next week (25th July). Go support a fellow Brits in LA member! Visit her website for full details

Sarah Jaye wants you all to check out her new web series 'Painfully Palin"
Press play on the video and if you like it please subscribe :)

Louise found these gorgeous pomeranian mix brothers tied to a tree and left with a note that the owner's no longer WANTED THEM!!  Can you imagine?
They are house trained & must go together, they are very close and hate  to be separated.

She can't keep them in her apt and is looking for a Permanent or Foster home for them both,
Please contact her if you are interested,

JAZZ BAND WANTED $11,000 per month, 3 month gig. For 3 piece Jazz Band, with Sexy female Singer. All accommodation and flights covered. 5 Star Hotel, China. 
Please submit to with links, bios, photos etc Preferably with press kit

Ads, Discounts & Recommendations

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

Click here for the signing up FORM

*Lloyds TSB International - Britain's most trusted bank- catering to Los Angeles' expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. for more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail and mention Brits in LA.

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. or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.

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

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

RENTAL CARS  Economy Rental Cars seems like they have very competitive pricing. Run by a Brit (Zoe from Manchester)
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 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: 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! 

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


Juliette Hohnen
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, call me at 323 422 7147, or email me at

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

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. 
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

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