Monday, January 23, 2012

BRITS IN LA NEWSLETTER JAN 23rd 2012


Sunday's view of Vine and hollywood British Stephen Daldry's new movie  poster
"Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close" is in theatres now.



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.

Hello Breeps!


Gloomy out there right? Reminds me of home except people in LA can't seem to drive to well in this weather. It's not because we are a bunch of pathetic drivers, I think it really is to do with the road surfaces and the bad storm drain system. Southern California is usually a very dry state, so the roads get a lot of oil spillage that builds up on the tarmac and when the sky opens up it reacts with the oil and causes cars to skid, etc... Although admittedly there are a few overly cautious drivers out there. Be careful guys - See you at brekkie tomorrow and at Brit Comic Diane Spencer's stand-up show tomorrow night. A few tickets left. See below for all details. She tells me this week she's quite rude, so be warned a red-head with a potty mouth - She sounds like Mini The Minx. Last week we saw Stephen Merchant's stand up show, he was hilarious and the show was packed full of celebs, Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Kate Beckinsale and Mario Vernazza fresh from his highly acclaimed panto run in Rotherham.

Our film competition the Toscars will be kicking off this Wednesday Jan 25th. at Bar Lubitsch. 


Art work by Jesse Vital
So if you are a budding Clooney, Spielberg, or Thelma Schoomaker come join us for just $30 participant fee. Sign up here

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Best Craig.

A GIFT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT 
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UP TO $300 OFF A RETURN TICKET TO LONDON*
CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS

MEMBER NEWS
Actress Alexis Zeggerman who has worked with the likes of Mike Leigh is in a National Theatre production of 'Travelling Light' which is a part of NTlive where we can watch these stage productions on the big screen in LA

There have been about 7 National Theatre shows broadcast Live to cinemas across the world so far, and it's proved incredibly popular. It apparently really feels as though your watching something at the theatre - it's definitely not a piece of 'cinema', as we don't adapt the performances or anything. for tickets click here
Thursday, Feb 9 11:00a
at Downtown Independent TheaterLos AngelesCA

DAWN PORTER tries the new ANDREX Washlets - Ewww or is this Ahhh!
She wants to new if you dry wipe? join her clean campaign today


HAVE YOU VISITED HOLLYWOOD'S FARMERS MARKET YET?
Click here to see my photoblog and all details

UPCOMING 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
SPONSORED BY
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. Visit www.industryhollywood.com  (To Download the FREE Visa info pack) or email usa@industryhollywood.com
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

CARRY ON COMEDY
TUESDAY NIGHT
DIANE SPENCER
A bunch of us are going to see and British Comedienne
Diane Spencer come join us 
 $6 tickets  use the code: thequeen

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.


TUESDAY'S IS QUIZ NIGHT at THE CAT & FIDDLE
WE'LL BE HOSTING OUR OWN BRITISH NIGHT THERE IN MARCH
WTS (Watch this space)


There is no cover charge, and the public may access the Cat and Fiddle's Facebook  

TUESDAY JAN 31st 
THE INBETWEENERS GREG DAVIES
Is here next week at the Improv hollywood and we are lucky at Brits in LA to score free tickets for this one off show - Click here for all details


FEB 15th OUR GROUP THEATRE TRIP TO SEE
OVO


Cirque du Soleil's new show at
Santa monica Pier
Click here to RSVP - All ticket prices and info will be revealed once we know the numbers. At the moment we have 30% off ticket prices.


SAVE THE DATES


Brits in LAPre-Grammy red carpet event - free


WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Doors for Invited Guests: 8:00pm – 1:00am
                     Live Performances: 11:00pm – 11:40pm 
WHERE: The Highlands Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd. 4th Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90028

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012 you are cordially invited to join music industry insiders, celebrities and entertainment’s illustrious trend-setters for a pre-Grammy celebration in the heart of Hollywood! Several stories above the Walk of Fame, overlooking the immortalized footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, technology merges with music. Guests invited to this private (invitation-only) event will enjoy a curated ‘Geek’ Lounge, candy-bar and live music by some LA’s hottest DJ’s 

              

FEB 21ST - WEEK OF THE OSCARS FOR THE TOSCARS LIVE EVENT
SEE ONE OF MY FAVES FROM LAST YEAR'S COMPETITION '127 DEVOURS' A PARODY OF 127 HOURS - LOCALE TBA




ACTORS GEAR UP FOR PILOT SEASON

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.

GET YOUR BODY IN SHAPE

Special Offer from Adam Huss for Brits in LA members
Your 1st session is FREE, and considered an assessment.  First purchase of a month of sessions is at the low discounted price of $55 a session, which includes my $15 gym fee per client that I have to pay the gym.  Normal price s $85


 Contact him @ ahuss77@gmail.com or call him on 310 927-6045

Gym Bunny LLC is offering Brits in LA members an exclusive deal 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! Book before Jan 2012 to receive further discounts.
Gym Bunny LLC is group of highly skilled female trainers dedicated to training women in their homes. 
Contact them at www.mygymbunny.com or info@mygymbunny.com or 
You should also check out their great weekly tips on our blog here 

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME



Look smart for pilot season by getting a great new style. 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


PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD WITH YOUR WEBSITE



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!

 Up to a 15 Page site including domain name, Hosting for a year & 6 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:


IMMIGRATION LAWYERS
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 info@jaesq.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.

BRITISH THEATRE
Billy Elliot -The Musical is coming to the Pantages in June. Goldstar are offering discounted tickets if you preorder this week

NETBALL
Do you miss the game you played at School. I was the first guy allowed to play in my primary school I was a goal Defender. (we didn't have basketball in UK School's so this was the next best thing)
contact Maxine at either santamonicanetball@gmail.com or on 310 5005085

BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES

Coldplay Feb 8th - club nokia tickets here

Press play to remind you how great she is

Sinead O'Connor is playing The Masonic Lodge in Hollywood
Mon Feb 20th, and Feb 21st. 8pm
Tickets are $30, free parking
Get tickets here. There is a four person limit per card/household



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


British rockers THE DARKNESS are coming in February get tix here

Tickets for Elvis Costello on sale for April

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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.
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BRIT MUSIC
FLO-RIDA, RIZZLE KICKS AND DAVID GUETTA & SWEDISH MAFIA continue to dominate the UK charts, But it's BRIT CHIC JESSIE J The Brit Award nominee who heads the number one spot with her catchy cool single DOMINO


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

LOOKING TO BUY OR RENT PROPERTY?
So many of you are looking to sublet your apartments/rooms or househunting that we have set up a new group called Brits in LA Housing. This way your listings can all be in one dedicated place. Click here to join .
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NEED ANY OR ALL INSURANCES, FROM CAR, TO HEALTH AND HOME - SPEAK TO BRITS IN LA MEMBER ADAM BEACH

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And for a laugh I will leave you with....





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