Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New look newsletter Nov 14th


Vintage VW advertisement
Nov 14. 2011
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. 

Hi Breeps,
Welcome to the new-look Newsletter. 
We are in the throws of organizing our annual Holiday party so get your pipes ready and join us for what promises to be quite the event. It is called ‘A British Christmas Cracker’ drinks and bites, and belt it out with Christmas Charioke benefiting one of our favorite charities. Adopt-a-letter (answering Santa’s letters, one at a time) www.adoptaletter.com 
Speaking of Charidee... I am growing my moustache for Movember . You can follow my progress here and donate. It’s gonna be a whopper! All money goes to a prostate cancer awareness, plus it is tax deductible!*
We are also planning a Brit trip to see the Panto A Snow white Christmas. next month see the event below.
I’ve also been getting my groove back on this week with the help of Paul Duddridge. If your an actor, writer, director and find you are a bit stuck in a rut, need motivating, need to re-focus or some business guidance. Paul is your man! Check out his special offer to you guys further in the newsletter.
Have a great week, keep healthy and keep warm... I know it’s hard here!
Cheers Craig
*If a US resident.




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. I'm going this Wednesday, I'll let you all know what I think.
Click HERE to get your free tickets.

EVENTS


BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB EVERY TUESDAY 
SPONSORED BY 
INDUSTRY HOLLYWOOD
Best Eggs Benedict in town - Plus we have Heinz Baked Beans

 RSVP here. -  only $15*
The price includes the Tax and Tip - Cash only - please remember they do not accept  credit cards.
*full English breakfast is $18

Have you ever wanted to be in LA during EPISODIC SEASON?
Industry Hollywood is flying out a small select group of professional actors from around the world to meet and work with LA's Industry during the busiest time of the year and have just 3 places remaining on this unique and innovative networking week.
3rd – 10th December 2011.
LA 2011 EPISODIC SEASON
For more details please email: info@industryhollywood.com
Or call direct on: 310-954-7691 (US) or 07801-232-573 (UK) 
Or visit the website WWW.INDUSTRYHOLLYWOOD.COM

FITNESS
Work off your breakfast and join personel trainer ADAM HUSS (You probably recognize him from acting in our TOSCARS.) He has a special offer for all us Brits who want to get fit.



SATURDAY SOCIAL
For those Brits that have to work during the week come and join us for a fully earned half price Mimosa brunch - Same great deal as Tuesdays BBC. $15 and $6 mimosas. - Cecconi's is such a perfect setting to relax unwind and start your weekend right.

PANTO TRIP TO SEE A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS
Saturday DEC 3rd 7pm

Always a great British tradition for kids and adults to enjoy! A Snow White Christmas stars Brits in LA member Marina Sertis, Neil Patrick Harris, from 'How I met your Mother' and rising star Lindsay Pearce form The Glee Project as 'Snow White' We have a great deal of $20 tickets which includes a glass of wine. please purchase your seats here quoting BRITS to receive the discount.

SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday December 7th, 2011 7pm - 10pm
 Brits in LA present 
"A CHRISTMAS CRACKER"
Drinks, Nibbles, Raffle and Christmas Charioke (Karaoke)
Toy Drive for the charity adopt-a-letter
Location TBA
Tickets will be be released soon

GET READY FOR PILOT SEASON NOW
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 and 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 is offering 20% discount to all Brits in LA members.


BRIT ARTISTS 
STEPHEN WEBSTER HAD AN IN-STORE EVENT THIS WEEK WITH LOCAL ARTIST "THE COBRA SNAKE" and GALVIN BENJAMIN WERE THERE UNVEILING THEIR HAIR-TASTIC PIECE OF WINDOW DISPAY TITLED "HAIR-SPRAY"
Me getting my hair cut by the genius Mr. Scissor Hands - James Galvin


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
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! -

BRIT MUSIC
Rihanna takes the top spot after six weeks of climbing with We found love - which is number 1 here in the states as well, they're seems to be no stopping her, even Teen heart throbs 'JLS' with their new entry 'Take a chance on me' (not an ABBA cover) *see the video below, couldn't tackle her for the top spot. Labrinth who has just announced his first UK tour is a non-mover at three with Earthquake featuring Tiny Tempah. Professor Green is down to 4 and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran who had a big summer hit with The A-Team is a new entry at 5 with Lego House.

This weeks number 2  - JLS - Take A Chance On Me.


BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES

The Fab Four are playing in February but tickets are on sale now!

Visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets
Noel Gallagher is playing at UCLA Royce Hall in November
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 .

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY?
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.

THE BEST OF LA THEATRE

Bring It On: The Musical
Ahmanson Theatre
October 30 – December 10
For tickets call 213.972.4400
For a sneak peek, click here
“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!  


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO SANTA MONICA

OVO from Cirque du Soleil
Under the Big Top at the Santa Monica Pier
January 20-March 25, 2012


We are planning to make this our January theatre trip. So watch this space

RED NOSES at the ACTORS GANG


 2 for 1 tickets (subject to availability) for Brits in LA members! 
Visit The Actors Gang website for full details



RIVERDANCE at The Pantages Theatre



Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028)

Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that weaves together Celtic mythology and Irish history, has tapped its way onto the world stage and thrilled millions of people around the globe.Riverdance now returns to the Pantages by popular demand. Whether it's your first time or your fifth time to see this exhilarating extravaganza, the internationally acclaimed show is pure entertainment for the whole family. The Chicago Tribune calls it "an explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away."
Goldstar tickets available here

NEED TO RENT AN AFFORDABLE CAR 

Need a car for a month or longer? 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
Contact Economy Rent-a-car
*these cars are not brand new luxury vehicles


NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER?
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

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.




LOOKING TO BUY OR RENT PROPERTY?
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 
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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Best Craig
And I'll leave you with....

Classic Catherine Tate skit with our beloved Bond
Don't forget it's children in need week and you can donate here even if you are across the seas
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/





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