Brits in LA Newsletter Dec 5th



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 Guys
Hope you are all having a great week? I was lucky enough to attend the Lythgoe Family Production of the pantomime Snow White last week. It was so much fun and Brits in LA member Marina Sirtis is a fantastic Wicked Queen. If you quote the code BRITS you can purchase your tickets for $20 plus a complimentary glass of wine. Click here for all the details.
I know a lot of you are going to be away for the holidays, if you are here on the 14th December make sure to purchase a ticket for our Christmas party. Dress code is Bad Christmas Jumper,  not obligatory but will be lots of fun.
It is also a Toy Drive for Adopt-A-Letter Check out their website if you would like to adopt a letter to Santa for an underprivileged child in the Los Angeles area. Talk to your tax advisor as these gifts may be deductible! Lloyds TSB International and Glenfiddich are underwriting this event, so you can look forward to some complimentary whisky cocktails too! Buy your tickets here

Scroll down the newsletter to catch up with members news and also a great discount from Air New Zealand! Plus recommendations from lawyers to insurance to cheap rental cars! We have a competition for you .. Handel's Messiah is at the LA Phil next week and we have 2 tickets to give away for the show on the 13th December. For a chance to win these tickets you need to check this weeks newsletter and give us the name of the first act listed under "British Talent Playing On our Shores" Winner will be chosen at noon tomorrow (Dec 6th) Email us with your answer!

One of my favourite news stories from across the pond is the introduction of these new Cockney cash machines, has anyone tried one yet ?

Most of you remembered Breakfast Club was today instead of Tuesday, but we will go back to Tuesdays from next week. See you next Monday doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?!

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?
Starting this week... 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 1 place remaining on this unique and innovative networking week. could it be you?
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 their website WWW.INDUSTRYHOLLYWOOD.COM

HARRY POTTER FANS Whimsic Alley is hosting a Harry Potter tea and Goldstar are offering discounted tickets! Click here to book yours now 

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.


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.


MEMBERS NEWS

Congratulations to Sandro Monetti on the publication of his acclaimed (by everyone from Daily Express to Us Weekly) biography Colin Firth: The Man Who Would Be King . It is  now available as an e-book from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk ($4.49). Read about Colin before seeing his new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, out Dec 9 in the US. Click here to purchase
Perfect stocking stuffer!

Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood is looking for a new head chef. If you think you have what it takes drop them a line here  

Erin wants to let you know that a very British, very Christmassy play is happening here in LA! It's called "The Christmas Present" and it was a Top 5 Theatre Pick from The Times (London). It the US Premiere of this dark comedy about Colin, a lonely man who checks into a hotel with a hooker for Christmas... Mince pies, mulled wine and Quality Street will be on offer. If you book 10 or more people the tickets are only $10. Runs only 9 performances in December! Click on this link  to visit the Sacred Fools Theatre website. You can contact Erin on 818-307-9508 or at xmaspresent@sacredfools.org to book group tickets or for more info. Regular tickets are only $15 and can be booked from the link. Hope to see some real Brits in the crowd! Merry Christmas. xxx

Paramount Sessions - Adam Lambert & Steve Cooke to bereleased in US on Dec 6th

Adam Lambert (American Idol) and Steve Cooke powerfully and soulfully interpret ten rock ballads each on this exclusive double deluxe collection "Paramount Sessions" with Madonna and Seal’s backing band available in shops on Dec 6th.
You can buy the album also online i.e on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or here:

Youtube

Facebook


Acappella Greetings

It's a new Boutique gift service. Acappella telegrams are created for any

special occasion and delivered to the recipient or customer via download

or CD. The website address is: http://AcappellaGreetings.com

The new Facebook page is:


10% discount to any one who orders over the next 10 days,

like the FB page and quote "BritsInLA" with their order


Need a great hairdresser look no further than the British Hair style house of
GALVIN BENJAMIN
In the heart of West Hollywood, on Melrose, close to Cecconi's... 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







Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at Platinum One Web Designs. 
We can design you a website, sell your digital content online even design you a logo! Plus if you can't think of what to buy someone for christmas, why not buy them a website package? Up to a 15 Page site including domain name, Hosting for a year & 12 updates within there first year as well all for the special price of £350.
If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:

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.
BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES
Stephen Merchant at Largo in January
Buy tickets here . 
Handel's Messiah
Tue-Wed DEC 13-14  8pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Artists:
Philharmonia Baroque
(FELLOW BRIT!!) Nicholas McGegan, conductor (OBE for services to music overseas!)
Dominique Labelle, soprano
Daniel Taylor, alto
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Nathaniel Watson, baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Experience the excitement and glory of Messiah, one of the most beloved of all
holiday traditions. This concert will be especially notable for the tremendous
freshness and energy that the Philharmonia Baroque and its ebullient conductor
bring to all their performances.

For tickets and information, visit LAPhil.com
Also check at the top of the newsletter to find out how you could win a pair of tickets
 to Handel's Messiah on Dec 13th!

The Kooks are playing here in Dec. Tickets on sale 



The Fab Four are playing in February but tickets are on sale now!
Visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets

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 consultation is FREE. 
On top of that Paul is offering 20% discount to all Brits in LA members.

THE BEST OF LA THEATRE

THIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED --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

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


ROOMS & SUBLETS 
We have started a housing group on FB as this seems to be a popular topic. So if any of you are looking or renting please check and post here
Brits in LA member Julia has a room to rent
JULIA VERDIN - film producer has room avail for rental in BEAUTIFUL  HOLLYWOOD HOME  IN WEST HOLLYWOOD 90069  on Kings Road - just above Sunset - the central location is very convenient for anyone coming to LA who does not drive or have car. - LOOKING FOR A NICE QUIET RESPONSIBLE TENANT - happy to do month to month $1500 a month including utility bills - have maid once a week to clean house - tenant makes their own deal with maid if they would like their room and washing done too.
HOUSE HAS BEAUTIFUL GARDEN IN FRONT AND BACK - WITH GREAT VIEW BACK GARDEN HAS  BARBECUE AREA AND DINING AREA LARGE KITCHEN WITH DINING AREA AND LARGE SITTING ROOM
RENTAL BEDROOM - IS  SPACIOUS AND FULLY FURNISHED - GOOD CUPBOARD SPACE AND IT'S OWN BATHROOM

FLYING BACK TO THE UK IN THE NEW YEAR?



Air New Zealand
 are offering a special discount for Brits in LA members! If you have never flown with them before I highly recommend them. 
Here is the deal:
Sales period : 5 Dec 2011 - 29 Feb 2012
Travel commencing Period 17 Jan 2012 - 22 May 2012

T&Cs
Use the promo code BritsInLA_Y for a $100 discount off all adult fares booked in Economy class, promo code BritsInLA_P for a $150 discount off all adult fares booked in Premium Economy class and BritsInLA_B for a $300 discount off all adult fares booked in Business class between Los Angeles and London, England. Offer applies to return bookings purchased from airnewzealand.com and cities offered on this web site. Offer is valid for sale between 5 Dec 2011 and 29 Feb, 2012 for travel commencing between 17 Jan 2011 and 22 May, 2012. Promo code may only be used once per customer and is not valid for vacation packages or multistop bookings. Promo code discount applies to the base fare only and does not apply to government fees and taxes. If a promo code booking is purchased and subsequently changed to travel outside the stated promo travel period a new fare will need to be purchased at the applicable fare level available. All rules and terms and conditions of fare type purchased will apply. Offer is subject to change.


NEED ANY OR ALL INSURANCES, FROM CAR, TO HEATH AND HOME - SPEAK TO BRITS IN LA MEMBER ADAM BEACH



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Looking forward to seeing all your awesome bad sweaters next week! 
cheers
Eileen


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