NEWSLETTER AUG 22, 2011

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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 and a valid visa. 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! 
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Congrats to BLA member Lynn Jose who will be graduating the Upright Citizen's Brigade (improv Comedy classes) and Happy Anniversary to Brits in LA it was our 4th Anniversary Aug 15th.


Hi  Breeps,
Summer is nowhere near over yet, especially in LA! Lots of things happening! Pub quiz was loads of fun - thanks to Katie Puckrik for co-hosting with me. We are currently offering sponsorship opportunities for pub quiz too, so contact us if you are interested. Thanks to Safe-Cig who sponsored last week and congrats to Team Faboo who won by a smelly sock! - You had to be there!
I saw the movie 'The Help' - Which I highly recommend and I was fortunate to see Sade play the staples centre last night - Amazing! read my review below. 
Lots of events coming up including Sunday Roast, Theatre trips, Saturday Social and of course our world famous Breakfast club!

Have a great week all!
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EVENTS

Brits Breakfast Club 

Brits in LA and Industry Hollywood. Rsvp here. Don't forget to bring cash!! The price includes the Tax and Tip - so no need to leave anymore on the table unless you feel inclined to leave extra! I'm sure the waitstaff would appreciate it!

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!
For more information about Industry Hollywood please visit their website and watch their video of testimonals, I spotted lots of satisfied Brits in LA members!. Or email info@industryhollywood.com . Hope to see you in LA soon!


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ARE YOU COVERED?
Did you know that your Holiday insurance will only cover so much?

Health Insurance: As recent headlines have shown, monthly health insurance costs are increasing and 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 Business, Group 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 not only your Health Insurance needs but rolling over 401K plans, Life Insurance options and establishing start-ups with full-service financial plans. 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

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BLA SATURDAY SOCIAL
And for all those weekday warriors that can't make Tuesdays we are hosting Saturday Social. same brekkie menu as Tuesday but with 1/2 price mimosas (Bucks fizz)
rsvp here
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BRITS GO TO THE THEATRE


Craig has organised a trip to the Kodak Theatre next week to see IRIS, if you fancy joining click here to RSVP SOLD OUT


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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




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BRITS in LA present Sunday Roast Lunch

Last Sunday of the month. August 28th. If you haven't got time for a sit down meal, feel free to pop in for a quick pint.
RSVP here , we will also be celebrating the lovely Sarah May's birthday!

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Awards season starts next month with ther VMA's look super smashing with Roxbury's gorgeous pieces. mention Brits in LA for that extra special treatment.

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MUSIC


You may think that SADE is not the kind of artist you would want to see live. Sultry singer, backed by a five piece band. Yawn! Well you would be so wrong! SADE last night rounded up her 3 night With a giant screen at the back of the stage and dramatic artistry with velvet drapes and white silk nets, this concert was anything but dull. Her Love's Deluxe album was my baby making music back when I was in my teens. (showing my age) and it still stands up today (the music breeps, minds out of the gutter, please) Who needs Oysters and Champagne as an aphrodisiac. Just pass the Sade.


UK TOP 5


    All Change in the the Top 5 this week - Wretch 32 feat. Josh Kumra - Straight in with' Don't go'
    2 more newcomers with Number 2 Emeli Sande with 'Heaven' and Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera with 'Moves Like Jagger' (UK charts obsessed with Jagger lately - Cher lloyd has 'Swagger Jagger' in the charts too. And Christina Perry and Nero round out the UK top 5.
  1. 20 clips available
  2. status2Heaven - Emeli Sandé
    Emeli SandéHeavennew 1 week in chart [Virgin]2 clips available
  3. status3Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera) - Maroon 5
    Maroon 5Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)new 1 week in chart [A&M/Octone]
  4. status4Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri
    Christina PerriJar Of Heartsup 1 12 weeks in chart [Atlantic]
  5. status5Promises - Nero
    NeroPromisesdown 4 2 weeks in chart [Mta]

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BRIT REALTOR
It can be stressful looking for an apartment or a home especially if you are back and forth between London and LA. Meet Claudia, A Brit in LA who is more than happy to take away some of that house-hunting stress 
If you are looking to Sell, Buy or Lease a home…Please Contact Claudia Afshar today!!!  Claudia’s a top producing agent with “Afshar Properties” at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. Claudia, moved here from London, England many years ago and has helped many of the Brits find a lease, buy a home, sell and re sell their ongoing houses. Claudia has a lot of knowledge and experience in the real estate world from purchases to financing to building & repairing credit, plus much more! She understands what it is to be a Brit In LA!!! Contact her at: (310) 860-8861 or Claudia@afsharproperties.com.
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BRIT ENTERTAINMENT

A little shameless self promotion - If you are in the UK my movie  WAR OF RESISTANCE

I play Piet Hartog, the leader of a group of Dutch resistance fighters who take on the NAZI's to try to save children from a nearby orphanage, will be released tomorrow on DVD - I haven't seen it yet, but I hear it's great. I had an amazing time filming this with a great cast - It's not available in the US, as a theatrical release is expected later this year.




Human League at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 2nd 

Wednesday, Jenny Rieu doing Jazz Standards With James Lent at the cutting room - Here's the deets


Friday, Marilyn Monroe Cocktail Reception: Bad Girls Book Signing & Photo Exhibit here
Jenny Rieu

The Kooks are playing here in Dec. Tickets on sale 

Jesse J is on tour with Katy Perry. Buy your tickets here



Duran Duran at the Nokia Theatre in September
The world premiere of 'Poor Behavior' is coming to the mark Taper Forum in LA for just $25 

September 7th to October 16th
And we have been offered discounted tickets to go - I think this will be our next theatre outing - If you cannot wait to get tickets -Click here for the discount offer
Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2:30 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30

See Poor Behavior for just $25! (Reg. $35-$45)
All performances from September 7-17!*
Call 213.628-2772 and mention code COUNTRY or purchase online at
A weekend in the country turns into a high stakes game of marital mixed doubles in this biting adult comedy that asks “Is it adultery if they already think you’ve done it?”
It’s Poor Behavior.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus) reunites with Tony Award® 
winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) in a volley of mischief and malice, morality and manipulation.
Starring Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers and Christopher Evan Welch.


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SCREENINGS


PERSHING SQUARE are hosting free screenings.  Fridays. This week it's GLADIATOR Click here
for the full schedule

Cemetery Screenings are still in full swing -This saturday it's....
Psycho


W in Hollywood are doing free summer screenings on Mondays too. 'Wedding Crashers' tonight Details


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WANT TO SUCCEED IN ENTERTAINMENT?
Paul Duddridge
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. 

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BRIT SPORT

Our Football Team 'The BLAggers' are doing so well. Keep up the good work boys! It was suggested that we set up a Brits in LA cricket Team, Let me know if you are interested and we'll get it together - craig@britsin.la

Here is The BLAggers match report from playing Hollywood United this past weekend. Welcome to new signing Ollie Treverna.

BLAggers FC 0- 3 Hollywood United 
Sat Aug 20th, 4pm, Pali High.
By Brits In La Reporter
Team
Hogg (GK) Sims, Maysh, Kelly, Jones, Quirk, Sabitri, Blankley, Ardon, Kim, Boutell, Roubicek, Landis, Trevena, Nash. Coach: Bob Gibson. 
Palisades High School has become somewhat of an unlucky stadium for LA Premier League debutantes, BLAggers FC. Horror film Carrie was famously filmed here, but this Saturday it was the referee who had the nightmare, awarding two controversial second-half goals that murdered this lively clash.
BLAggers FC, the team newly formed from members of the Brits in LA Facebook group, were a respectable 8th in the league before this match against 3rd place Hollywood United, and it was clear the newcomers were the underdogs. United are one of the league’s more established clubs - founded in the 1980s, they also have a team in the professional National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
However, United, who describe themselves as a ‘global brand’, and boast a catalogue of leisurewear, found it hard to contain the BLAggers’ strong side, that today included impressive new signing Ollie Trevena. Solid defending from a BLAggers back four that included an Englishman (Bouttell) a Scotsman (Quirk) and a Welshman (Jones) was nothing to be laughed at, as the half finished 0-0. After a rousing team-talk from player/manager Bob Gibson, the BLAggers came out fighting.
But it was United who broke through and scored twice in quick succession, despite huge appeals for offside – twice – and handball. The BLAggers bravely fought on, and only some supernatural goalkeeping from United’s substitute ‘keeper shut down any hopes of comeback. A third goal followed. Bob Gibson said of the performance, “I hate losing,” but insists the BLAggers will still qualify for the League Cup, adding: “Next week’s game against Valhalla is a big one.”

You can follow the team’s progress of their first year in the LA Premier League here



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G'wan Robbie, my son!


Robbie Keane Footy tops sold out at LA Galaxy at this past weekend's match - Beckham must not like that!
Just 48 hours after arriving on the west coast, Keane put in a classic Keane performance: he created chances for himself with his awareness and he scored before launching into his trademark gymnastic celebration.
He was substituted with 20 minutes to go. He was prob jet lagged! - or tired from settling in to this oh so LA lifestyle!
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IF YOU NEED A GOOD PROP'R HAIRCUT OR COLOUR - LET THESE BRITS SORT YOUR BARNET OUT!


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 is:- info@GalvinBenjamin.com

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Need legal advice for issues back in the UK ? Then Anne at Child & Child is the person you need to speak to. She has already helped quite a few Brits in LA members with various disputes . If she can't help, she can point you in the right direction. Make sure to mention Brits in LA  as she is also a member!


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One month to go until tickets for 2012 Paralympic games go on sale
best way to get tickets is visit the website
 or your local branch of Lloyds Tsb from September 9th


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Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold. The following three offer free consultations for Brits in LA members

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito 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.

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

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@jaesq.com
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BRIT JOBS


The British Consulate in LA
 is hiring. If you are looking for a job, click here
LACMA have lots of job opportunities too.
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If I have forgotten to include someones post I apologize we get so many requests. I see lots of sublets on the Facebook page but please know we  don't endorse any of these listings and you should treat these like any other transactions by getting deposits and references beforehand. 

If you are new to the group please feel free to post any questions on the wall or message us directly at britsinla@gmail.com

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Cheers
Craig


  
 

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