Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Brits in LA Newsletter November 7th















If you would like to get a poppy to wear please contact Geoff at the British Consulate or Father Davies at St Thomas the Apostle church in Hollywood

This newsletter is brought to you by

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  are offering the Brits 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 Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you! This is also a brilliant way to build up your credit score pretty quickly too. 
'The Force' was nominated as a top Fatherhood advert. Watch the commercial below (it is brilliant) 


Hi Everyone,
Just want to thank you all again for making our Dead British Halloween event so spectacular. If you haven't had a chance to look through the pictures click here . I can't wait until next year! A huge personal thanks from me to Dawn at Palihouse  who was fab! If any of you want to host an event there make sure to quote Brits in LA for a special price, she can accomodate anywhere from a dinner party for 12 to a few hundred people on the roof ! 
I am very proud of our Craig who is growing his moustache for Movember . You can follow his progress here and also donate . All money goes to a great cause plus it is tax deductible!
We are busy planning our Christmas party so watch this space for all the details. In the meantime don't forget that you can always pop in to our Breakfast Club at Cecconi's on Tuesday and Saturdays !
Scroll down for fun things to do in and around Los Angeles, deals, discounts, casting calls and a multitude of other stuff.


I was quite disappointed that we don't get the Miss World competition over here. I used to love it as a child. Congratulations to Miss Venezuela for winning the crown. I know a lot of people are quite anti beauty pageants but I will always have a soft spot for this competition.


Cheers Eileen


Miss World 2011


Miss England. who came forth has the unfortunate last name of Mounter - Oo-er misses.


Have you been following the X Factor USA? If so why not go along and see the show live? Tickets are free and it is a great afternoon out. We are thinking about trying to apply as a group so let us know if you fancy joining 

  Click HERE to get tickets

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Massive Congratulations to Queen - who also happened to be the first band I saw live (at the age of 3!) 

They received a Global Icon award at the MTV EMA
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The Olympic Flame is coming to you (if you are in the UK!)
Apparently it will come within 10 miles of 95% of the population. Visit their website to see if it is going anywhere near where you grew up! 
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BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB SPONSORED BY 
INDUSTRY HOLLYWOOD
 RSVP here. -  $15
The price includes the Tax and Tip - so no need to leave anymore on the table cash only - no credit cards taken


WHY NOT JOIN US?

3RD-10TH DECEMBER 2011.

*** Only 3 places remaining***

Have you ever wanted to be in LA in EPISODIC SEASON?

Our BLA  breakfast sponsors, Industry Hollywood, is flying out a small select group of professional actors from around the world to meet and work with LA's Industry, in the busiest time of the year and they have just 3 places remaining on this unique and innovative networking week.


"Be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time"

Be in LA on the Industry Hollywood Networking week
3rd – 10th December 2011.
LA 2011 EPISODIC SEASON"

Results from our last Networking Week:

4 Actors were offered representation from LA Managers and Agents

Click on these two links to see what you could also experience and to witness just one of our recent SUCCESS STORIES:






For more details please email 


Or call direct on:

310-954-7691 (US)

07801-232-573 (UK) 

Or visit the website WWW.INDUSTRYHOLLYWOOD.COM

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Our very own Steve Sid has got himself into a bit of pickle.. Whitstable Pickles to be precise! Perfect yummy gift to send to loved ones back home (currently can only ship within the UK). 


Look! They even have a celebrity fan!
Richard Ashcroft
Maybe we can get Jean at Oh Fancy That! to carry them...
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Congratulations to the Walford Gazette who are celebrating 20 years of publishing!
As a thank you for all the support over the years they are offering everyone a FREE issue. Contact Larry with your name and address and he will pop one in the post to you! 
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Free consultation and 20% OFF for guidance in the Entertainment business
Paul Duddridge
Paul Duddridge has represented many of the biggest names in UK entertainment. Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon, Phill Jupitus, Alistair Mcgowan,Paul Mckenna.
As a producer and writer he has created and worked on shows for the BBC, ITV, NBC and FOX.As a self styled entertainment coach he has had amazing results helping actors, writers, directors. Many acting coaches have never worked in the industry on which they advise. Paul has and still does.
               First consultaltion is FREE. 
On top of that Paul Duddridge is offering 20% discount to all BritsinLa members!
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CASTING CALL - Olly looking for a British male actor mid-20s to 30, to star in a film about transatlantic dating, directed by  and featuring a workshop with renowned 
USC professor/director

Contact Olly here
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Casting for CMT's Hit Show Sweet Home Alabama Season Three and we are casting a Charming British Bachelor.If you know of anyone interested in this opportunity please have him contact Kat. We are casting immediately.


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Get Fancy with Clancey -The holiday party scene is just beginning and what better excuse to buy a new frock?! Fortunately for us ladies, Brit fashion designer Julia Clancey is having a huge sale this Saturday. 

Dresses start at $30 and she has lots of shoes and accessories too. Come along for a browse and a complimentary cocktail. RSVP here for all the details.
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Transferring money can be a pain and I see a lot of you are asking banking questions on the FB page. Lloyds TSB have a great account available that means you can transfer money between a linked up USD,GBP or Euro account which saves all the hassle.
Click here for the Lloyds international account 
sign-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 losangeles@lloydstsb-usa.com and mention Brits in LA.



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Brits in LA member Silim has invited you all to come to this in December.Click here to RSVP
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Brit o' Culture

Congratulations to our very own Tammi Sutton who got a write up in the Hollywood Reporter yesterday for her Brit flick Isle of Dogs
She is currently taking the town by storm. You can read all about it here
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OVO from Cirque du Soleil !

Click here for a special offer and presales! 
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Bring It On: The Musical

Ahmanson Theatre
October 30 – December 10
For tickets call 213.972.4400

Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30

For a sneak peek, click here

Want to bring a group to the theatre?  Call 213.972.7231



“Everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, exactly what you will love.” –aol.com
See Bring It On: The Musical for as low as $39!  
For performances October 30-November 10!*



Call 213.972.4400 and mention code GAME or purchase online at



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RED NOSES - 2 for 1 tickets (subject to availability) for Brits in LA members! Visit The Actors Gang website for full details 
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JULIAN SANDS TO DIRECT NEIL DICKSON IN ‘THE STANDARD BEARER’ AT STEPHANIE FEURY STUDIO THEATRE, OCTOBER 19 THROUGH NOVEMBER 12, 2011 
Buy tickets here

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Brits in LA members want you to come to their events...
Louise has extended an invitation to you all for this
RSVP here or email Louise if you have any questions
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Nicholas is inviting you all to this great event!
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Fancy a laugh? Mhairi wants you all to join her this Thursday at the Flappers Club

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Ken wants you all to come to his screening on Monday. RSVP here
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Jen di Sisto has an exhibition of some very rare photographs of Muhammed Ali
RSVP here Opening night is this Thursday November 10th
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Potluck Polo is back and hosted by our brilliant Halloween Brit DJ Ebe.
Sunday November 20th. No cost to attend as a spectator. Bring a dish for the potluck lunch and if you fancy a polo lesson book with Ebe in advance. RSVP here
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Brits in LA member Michael Phillips has invited you all to his event on Thursday . The Lola Project & Charity for Children
You can RSVP here
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Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. 
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


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.

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 info@jaesq.com

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Can't make Tuesdays Breakfast Club?
Join us for THE BLA SATURDAY SOCIAL
This is growing nicely and lovely to see so many new faces. Same brekkie menu as Tuesday but with 1/2 price mimosas (Bucks fizz)
rsvp here
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ECONOMY CAR RENTALS
Need a car for a month or lease? and don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental prices?If all you need is a runaround to get from A to B you should call Zoe at Economy Rent-a-Car
They have short or long term car renting (she occasionally sells used cars too) 7007 Canby Ave Reseda CA 91335 818-668-3052 Hours 9-5  M-F and Sat by appointment after hours service 818-429-7073   Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
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LADYSTATION  is Sammy Jay, (written produced records for Brit acts such as Booty Luv, Mis-teeq, Terri Walker, Mark Morrison) and Carmit Bachar (from the Pussycat Dolls). 


Adam Lambert is a supporter and our debut 'Body In Motion' is available for free download on the website.
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The Fab Four are playing in February but tickets are on sale now!
Visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets

BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES

Noel Gallagher is playing at UCLA Royce Hall in November

Noel loves a good fag

Morrissey is playing in november Buy tickets here


The Kooks are playing here in Dec. Tickets on sale 






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








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Have you visited Galvin Benjamin Yet? Feels more like a cocktail lounge than a Salon - Gorgeous artwork, great styling have a cup of tea or a cocktail while having a great head massage then your hair shaped to perfection - bliss! - Don't forget to use your Brits in LA discount

Click to read the article
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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Adam Beach is a fellow Brit in LA, so is capable of answering all your queries and questions and understands that we get quite confused being foreigners...

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MEET CLAUDIA THE 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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