Brits in LA Newsletter Feb 6th, 2012

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 Breeps!


Last week was full on comedy, with Greg Davies from The Inbetweeners performing at melrose Improv. We were lucky enough to score free tickets for our members and it was great to see so many of you show up to support him, I know he really appreciated a warm house. We also drew the teams for the Toscars at Bar Lubitsch. See Mamarazzi's photos here.  So, this week it's LIFE, CAMERA, WHACTION as our film competition the Toscars gets well under way. Teams are busy writing, scouting locations, filming and sowing their costumes in hopes of winning even one of the prized fisties. Make sure you don't miss out on this red carpet, black tie pre-oscar event. Tickets are limited. STOP THE PRESS -- Some great news just in  - Jim Tavare (The Queen's 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 a few more surprise judges. 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.  Purchase your tickets here Don't wait to get your tickets as this event always sells out. We also have a fun Grammy event this Wednesday night in conjunction with Graffiti PR. Get all the details below. So lots happening as well as Breakfast club and Saturday social... We are busy.

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


Cheers Craig.



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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 
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Lloyds TSB International is pleased to offer you the Premier International Account that has been designed to meet the challenges and opportunities of living, working, and retiring abroad. This multi-currency account is ideally suited to professionals traveling or relocating to or from the UK, US or Europe.
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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 
AIR NEW ZEALAND 
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 my 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. Brits in LA
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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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If you have kids or relative coming in town with the youngsters - Eileen spotted this at PINZ in the valley


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


WED 8TH FEB


Brits in LA Pre-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 
RSVP Here

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  






FEB 15th OUR GROUP THEATRE TRIP TO SEE
OVO


Cirque du Soleil's new show at
Santa monica Pier
We are very lucky to get an amazing discount thanks to our relationship with Allied live.
Click here to RSVP - We have three different tiers of ticket prices depending on where you would like to sit. In order to get this deal we must guarantee at least 20 tickets. So quickly purchase before it gets too late. Thought it might be fun to meet in the King's Head in Santa Monica before hand.

TUESDAY FEB 21ST - THE TOSCARS LIVE EVENT

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

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

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

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.


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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


Brit Jason Steed bring sus his one man show called Mosquito lands in Hollywood click here for all the details

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




BEAR GRYLLS LIVE SHOW
Click here to buy tickets

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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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BRIT MUSIC

NUMBER ONE IN THE UK
  1. status1Titanium (feat. Sia) - David GuettaDavid GuettaTitanium (feat. Sia)up 1 12 weeks in chart [Positiva/Virgin]3 clips available
  2. status2Alone Again (feat. Jump Smokers) - Alyssa ReidAlyssa ReidAlone Again (feat. Jump Smokers)new 1 week in chart [3 Beat/Aatw]
  3. status3Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - GotyeGotyeSomebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)up 4 5 weeks in chart [Island]
  4. status4Domino - Jessie JJessie JDominodown 1 9 weeks in chart [Island/Lava]20 clips available
  5. status5Wild Ones (feat. Sia) - Flo RidaFlo RidaWild Ones (feat. Sia)non-mover 2 weeks in chart [Atlantic]

(courtesy of Radio 1)

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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 .
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If I have forgotten to include someone's post I apologize we get so many requests they sometimes get lost. I see lots of sublets on the Facebook page but please know we  don't endorse any of these listings and you should treat these like any other transactions by getting deposits and references beforehand. 
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And for a laugh I will leave you with....

An American dialect coach teaching British...LOL




Cheerio Breeps!


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