Sunday, February 12, 2012

Brits in LA Newsletter Feb 12th


See Below for all TOSCARS details





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 Everyone


The Grammys are going on down the street whilst I write this, so just want to give a big congratulations to Adele who has already won one for the Brits!
Adele looking simply stunning!
The BAFTA's were also this afternoon and Brits in LA member Dawn Porter looked gorgeous on the red carpet....for all BAFTA winners click here
Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd
Another busy week for all of us who are Toscaring. It's getting very exciting and can't wait for you all to see the finished results on the 21st! I just bumped into the Midnight in Paris crew who were doing some last minute clandestine filming. Jim Tavare (Royals favorite Comedian) has come on board to be master of ceremonies this year, and the head writer of The Oscars themselves and six-time emmy winner, Bruce Vilanch will head up the judging table to decide who out of the teams has the X-Whactor, he'll be joined by former Bananarama member and Shakespear's sister lead singer, Siobhan Fahey along with the handsome Skeet Ulrich. This year it seems so fitting that we are honoring and benefiting the charity The Actors Fund, who do such great work for lost souls and struggling artists throughout the US. So dress to impress and come join us for cocktails, dancing and to vote for your favorite Toscar movie.  
We also have a Silent Auction on the night with some wonderful donations, but are still looking for more. War Horse, the live stage show have donated a pair of tickets to the opening night and also my new favourite hang out My Pilates Body has donated 2 private sessions, as well as a bunch of other fun stuff! So if you have a product you would like to donate please don't hesitate to contact us. Purchase your tickets here . So lots happening, as well as Breakfast Club and Saturday Social... We are busy...


I was browsing Hulu the other day and came across this fun BBC show called Whites . I am possibly the last one to know about it but thought I would share just in case. It is free to watch, all you need is an internet connection.

If you have a shout out for the newsletter drop us a line via email 


Cheers 
Eileen



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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.
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Additional savings products, such as five year fixed term deposits- yielding 20% interest- are available upon request. for more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail losangeles@lloydstsb-usa.com and mention Brits in LA.

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A GIFT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT 
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UP TO $300 OFF A RETURN TICKET TO LONDON*
CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS
$100 off all economy tickets to LONDON
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LA AND TAX TIME


So if your new to LA. You have probably heard how we all have to file our own taxes here. It's true I'm afraid, even if you are employed full time. I just wanted to share a few things with you that might help you get prepared.....

Click here to see Craigs top tips on getting you through this year.


Also see below for some good Insurance and book keeping peeps that we are working with right now.


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Lisa and Daisy are amazing - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of time preparing for this years taxes. Contact Lisa@FastAccounting.net
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NEED ANY OR ALL INSURANCES, FROM CAR, TO HEALTH AND HOME - SPEAK TO BRITS IN LA MEMBER ADAM BEACH

Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and he's great at explaining all the complicated stuff. - Brits in LA
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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

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 FEB 21ST - THE TOSCARS LIVE EVENT

To keep up to date on all the Toscar news
join our fan page by clicking here



If you are looking for somewhere different to go for Sunday Lunch you can't go wrong with Brendan Collins menu at Palihouse. His Yorkshire puddings are delicious! 

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

I have become a regular visitor here, thanks to meeting Erica who has owned My Pilates Body for many years. She is offering a discount for Brits in LA members. So give her a ring to set up your first class. 323 653-1981
If you are a teacher she also has space for rent too! 


GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME
Dawn is offering 10% off to Brits in LA members


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 

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 
£350.00
Saving £199.00
If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:
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IMMIGRATION LAWYERS
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.



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 with visas, greencards and citizenship  and is very thorough and no nonsense. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at Bernard@bernardsidman.com

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


Monday night, Brit Jason Steed brings his one man show called Mosquito lands in Hollywood click here for all the details

BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES
Eddie Izzard at Largo
Eddie has added more shows this week click here to get your tickets



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 Ting Tings are at the El Rey in March! 
Click here for tickets


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



Steve Cooke live at "On the Rox" (The Roxy)

Thursday March 1st
8pm

Steve Cooke has been pretty busy with recording and promoting over the past few months. 

Now he is back in Hollywood with performing at the Roxy (On the Rox upstairs). Its going to be an acoustic Rock extravaganza.


This is a 21 + venue.
Entry price is $10, with flyer $8. 

British rockers THE DARKNESS are coming to the HOB next week February get tix here

Tickets for Elvis Costello on sale for April


Garbage at the El Rey in April
Buy your tickets here




BEAR GRYLLS LIVE SHOW
in May
Click here to buy tickets


Placido Domingo may not a Brit but definitely one of our favourites, wouldn't you agree? He is bringing Simon Boccanegra to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this week. It runs through to the first week of March. Get your tickets here 


Brits in LA member Chris MacDonnell is in this show and wants you all to come and support.  Use discount code 423 for a 10% reduction





LA Theatre Works has some great shows coming up over the next few months including Frost/Nixon and also The Browning Version starring the very talented Brits in LA Joanne Whalley and Martin Jarvis. Also in March one of my favourite British plays Look Back in Anger will be performed. These are all done with out costumes and props as they are being recorded for the radio. 
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PUBLICIST SPECIALIZING IN BRITISH ACTORS TAKING MEETINGS IN LONDON AND LA



For over 4 years we have been the go-to publicist for Brits in LA and have excellent press relationships in NY, LA, London and the rest of the UK. 

Good News - we now also have a London office, so are accepting meetings for London based Brits who are in need of a great publicist.  (And LA based Brits too).

Some of our recent press includes OK Magazine, ID Magazine, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, Empire Magazine, LA Times, Fab Magazine, BBC Entertainment, Screen Daily, OK Extra!, The London Times, Daily Mail, Asiana Magazine, The Big Issue, The Mirror Magazine, GMTV, BBC Radio, TV Guide (USA), Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Backstage West, LAX Magazine, The Huffington Post, TV Choice (UK), GMTV, Marie Claire Magazine, The Washington Post, Yahoo, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

For more info: Catherine Lyn Scott - cls@londonflairpr.com 323 988 5666 or 0203 371 8978
www.londonflairpr.com

We are taking meetings in London and LA.


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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.
Ted Fleming
Or if you would rather have someone do it all for you meet Ted! He is a friend of mine and happy to help you find the right place . He has access to listings all over town so should be able to find your dream home. He is a realtor so won't be able to help with room mates unfortunately
Contact him either by phone or email
Office: (310) 273-3113Mobile: (310) 466-2022
tedfleming@coldwellbanker.com
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Will leave you with this video of Paul McCartney receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week


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