Brits in LA Newsletter December 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 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 . 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 Everyone,
'Tis the week before Christmas! Thanks to those of you who came to our Christmas party on Wednesday, I had such a great time and hope you all did too? If you missed it click here for Craig's recap and make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for all the pictures (I missed the link the first time ), please post your photo's from the party on the FB page for us all to see too. If you didn't get a chance to drop your toy for Adopt a Letter you can contact Kimberly through the website. Alternatively you can Adopt a Letter which starts at as little as $35 and don't forget, this is tax deductible. Craig and I are also going to adopt a couple on behalf of Brits in LA with the money we raised from the Christmas raffle. 
I know a lot of you are going back to the UK for the holidays and I am off to Portland, Oregon. My first white Christmas in ages, I am quiet excited. Breakfast Club will still continue every Tuesday and Saturday over this period, so make sure to drop in if you have stayed in town. Scroll down for Craig's theatre trip this Wednesday and all other kinds of fun stuff including members news, Brit artists performing in LA and lots of practical advice too. If you or anyone you know is looking for a room or sublet for pilot season, check out Brits in LA Housing page on FB. Don't forget to check in on our regular FB page too as it gets updated daily. I just saw Lisa is selling her car for a great price! 
Congratulations to Brits in LA member and fantabulous composer John Altman. He was awarded the 2011 Angel Film Lifetime Achievment Award for his inspiring contribution for music in film. We are very proud to have you as part of our group, John!
John at the Angel Film Awards in Monaco
Lastly just wanted to mention that Ibuprofen is 50 years old! A huge personal thank you to fellow Brit, Dr Stewart Adams for discovering it.
Have a happy Christmas!
Haven't got your tree yet? Feeling a little guilty about chopping one down to decorate every year? I just discovered the Living Christmas Company, where you can rent a tree for about the same price as buying one. At the end of the holiday season they come pick it up and replant it!



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

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

I bet your New Year's Resolution is to get in shape....?

Gym Bunny LLC is offering Brits in LA members an exclusive offer of 50% off one month of training (Jan 2012 only)! This offer includes 3 one hour sessions per week for 4 weeks. 
Saving you $300 off personal training! Contact us today to get in shape for 2012.
Gym Bunny LLC is group of highly skilled female trainers dedicated to training women in their homes. 
Contact us at or or 
You can also check out Heather's blog here 

Men....Get in shape pre- new year and  join personal trainer ADAM HUSS.  He has a special offer for all us Brits who want to get fit. I'm currently training with him and he's awesome. Contact him @ or call him on 310 927-6045


Best Eggs Benedict in town - Plus we have Heinz Baked Beans
 RSVP here. -  only $15*
at Cecconi's in West Hollywood from 9.30-11am
The price includes the Tax and Tip - Cash only - please remember they do not accept  credit cards.
*full English breakfast is $18
Industry Hollywood - has helped over 200 actors and other fields of industry obtain Visas and Green cards. We also help secure you the all important SPONSORSHIP (The assistance with the sponsorship  is a service  that no law firm can provide and normally you would have to find this offer of work your self) .  Offering simple and direct advice on which Visa is most suited and also the most secure route to ensure that your visa gets approved.  (To Download the FREE Visa info pack) or email
For more details please email:
Or call direct on: 310-954-7691 (US) or 07801-232-573 (UK) 
Or visit their website WWW.INDUSTRYHOLLYWOOD.COM

Then on Christmas Eve......
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.

Craig has been working with Paul and speaks very highly of him 

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.

One of our favourite Brits in LA Matt Goss, has a new single out this week. You can also buy it on Amazon
And here is Matt again styled by Brits in LA member David Thomas for a new commercial for Ciroc Vodka..... I am overwhelmed with the talent within our group. 

Look smart for pilot season by getting a great new style. Look no further than the British Hair style house of
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:-

Another New Years resolution you probably have is to get your website sorted out..Well now is your chance!

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:

Pre sale tickets are on sale now for $75 click here for all details

COLDPLAY are at the Hollywood Bowl in May. I am definitely going. Who is in ? Click here for tix Check out their literally 'glowing' performance on the X Factor (UK) last week. Amazing!!

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

Visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets

A bunch of us are going to catch Stephen Merchant do his thing in January. Lets see how he measures up to the mighty Gervais
Stephen Merchant at Largo in January
Buy tickets here
British rockers THE DARKNESS are coming in February get tix here

Tickets for Elvis Costello just went on sale for April

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 and mention Brits in LA.


We are looking forward to seeing this next week - A few of us are going on Wednesday if you want to join us
Click here for all the information and discount code 

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 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

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


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

Want tickets to OVO for the whole family? 
Click Here to get a special family 4-pack for as low as $194*!

*The Family 4 Pack is available for all performances from Sunday to Thursday and the 4pm performance on Friday. Only purchases from 4 to 8 tickets may benefit from this special package. Two adult and two child tickets start at $194.  A minimum of one adult ticket and one child ticket must be purchased within each Family 4 Pack. Convenience fees included, applicable to select Price Levels and performances, delivery fee will apply. 

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

More Panto...
You saw Snow White and after Christmas you can do it all over again with Cinderella. For $22 you get a ticket and a glass of wine! Just use the discount 'Brits" Get your tickets here

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


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