Brits in LA Newsletter March 18th







SPECIAL OFFER FROM JOE AT VW

See Joe Seymour who can get a qualified customer into a car for around $150/Month. 36-month lease. $1,999 due at signing (Excludes title, tax, options and dealer fees. Excludes TDI models.)
 must ask for Joe Seymour for this limited time offer or for one of many other great lease deals available on Jetta models. Offer begins March 12 2012  | Offer ends April 2, 2012 
 Also: $100 purchase credit in parts and accessories per new or used vehicle purchase, including bike racks and ipod installation, Offer ends April 2. 2012
Call him 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. They also have pre-owned cars if you are on a smaller budget. 



Hi Everyone!
Happy Mothers Day to all you British mothers!! If you forgot you can always send a card on the US Mothers Day on May 13th!
Want to congratulate the Brits in LA members who took part in the LA Marathon this year. Lynn Jose and Mark Smith , both good friends of mine were two such members. Well done guys!
Lynn and her team mate at the half way mark!


Lots of deals, discounts and upcoming events and Brits performing in LA, so make sure to scroll all the way through. Also another free screening of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - if you haven't seen it I can't recommend it enough!
If you have a shout out for the newsletter or are interested in advertising with us please drop us a line via email 

See you at Brekkie on Tuesday, see below for details.
Cheers


Eileen


Suzan wants to invite you all to attend a show on March 23rd! It will be at Micheltorena Ave Elementary School and starts at 7pm. If you are interested in joining the choir click here for more details.




 BritWeek is fast approaching and we have a special offer for the

 Film & TV Summit presented by Variety and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles will explore a range of topics, including opportunities in the UK for film and TV content creators, resources for UK filmmakers in the US, scripted and reality programming trends and the reasons British projects succeed or fail in the US and vice versa. The summit will provide a welcoming environment in which to network and establish valuable new connections with likeminded filmmakers and business executives from the film, television and digital media worlds.
Speakers Include:
Graham King, Producer & Partner, GK Films
Basil Iwanyk, Producer, Thunder Road Pictures(Clash of the Titans, The Town, The Expedables 1 and 2, Wrath of the Titans)
Stuart Ford, CEO, IM Global
Paul Abbott, Creator & Executive Producer, Shameless
Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairman & CEO, Exclusive Media
Gareth Neame, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International & Executive Producer, Downton Abbey
Tim O-Hair, Head of Production, Parallel Media
Leslie Urdang, President, Olympus Pictures & Producer, Beginners
Doug Hansen, President & COO, Endgame Entertainment
Jane Tranter, Head, BBC Worldwide Productions 
For a complete list of speakers and program details, please visit www.variety.com/britweek
Early rate registration costs $99, and is open until April 6th. Save $49 by registering today plus our BRITS IN LA colleagues save an additional 10%. Enter code BRITSINLA at checkout.

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Ever wondered what the biggest stars in Hollywood are really like? Find out from the man who has met them all. In this entertaining one man show, leading British entertainment reporter Sandro Monetti shares amazin...g but true stories about the superstars he has interviewed in his job as a Hollywood correspondent. From revealing George Clooney's secret obsession to what it's like to kiss Madonna, Sandro spills the beans in a rollicking and unforgettable sixty minute journey through modern showbiz
Venue: The Lyric Theatre, 520 N. La Brea (near Pink's Hot Dogs), Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dates: Wed April 25 and Thur April 26 at 8.30pm.
Prior to Edinburgh Fringe Festival (for which these are fundraising performances)
You can buy tickets here and this is the Facebook page 


 DON'T FORGET TAX TIME IS JUST AROUND THE BEND....
SEE MY TIPS



Lisa is amazing - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of time preparing for this years taxes.  CONTACT LISA AT 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


INDUSTRY HOLLYWOOD 0-1 VISA SEMINAR AND LA NETWORKING WEEK

Los Angeles Networking Week:
5th-12th May 2012. LA Pilot Season(only 5 places remaining)
Los Angeles
After our first 2 weeks sold out so quickly, Industry Hollywood have now released dates for another networking week and this will take place during the final few weeks of Pilot season.
If you would like to be part of a small, hand selected group of actors and be given the opportunity to meet, audition and take workshops and masterclasses with some of the most influential people working within today's American Film and TV industry, then please submit your resume and head shot to info@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.
rsvp here


PAUL DUDDRIDGE COACH
1st one Free!
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.

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IMMIGRATION LAWYERS
GIL BRITO
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
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

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



BRITS PERFORMING IN LA
Kasabian are at the Fonda next month! Get your tickets here


British rockers Def Leppard at playing in June! Click here to get your tickets.


Brits in LA member Julia Farino singing a set a The House of Blues as part of the Martini Jazz Show on Tuesday, 20 March.
All the information is here
Jazz is the music that helped shaped American music and performance what it is today.
Wardrobe: Cool hip Jazz era tuxedos, double breasted suits with pinstripes, fedoras, feather boas, satin gloves, lace, lipstick fishnets, etc. 
enquiries@juliafarino.com or call (818) 334-3045 MONDAY – THURSDAY 10am - 6pm and
The tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the door.  If people contact me by email enquiries@juliafarino.com by noon on March 20th or call the telephone number above, they can go on my guest list and will get a $5 discount and pay $15 on the door. 


Steve Cooke returns to "On the Rox"/The Roxy to wow the audience with his rocking performance. Dont miss out on this event and the Best new voice in town.
http://theroxyonsunset.com/
Steve will be supported by JP Cervioni (Steve Lukather, Eros Ramazzotti , Steve Vai, Buddy Miles/Band of Gypsys), and Mike Hansen (George Lynch, Hurricane).
Entry is only $8 with flyer!
And $5 parking just around the corner.
For latest news go to: www.steve-cooke.com


Tickets for Elvis Costello on sale for April




BEAR GRYLLS LIVE SHOW

Garbage at the El Rey in April
Buy your tickets here

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 the first year as well. 
All for the special price of 
$499.00
Saving $369.00!!
This is our best offer so far! Converted to £'s this deal works out to be £315.00
Or upto a 4 page site for only 
$269.99
Offer ends March 31st
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If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:
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 THEATRE
Green Day’s American Idiot

Ahmanson Theatre, downtown at the Music Center
March 13 – April 22
For tickets call 213.972.4400
or visit http://www.centertheatregroup.org/IDIOT
Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30
"A wonderfully RAUCOUS and gorgeously wrought ROCK OPERA…
--The New York Times

The music of Green Day and the lyrics of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong capture the spirit of a generation with its Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album. American Idiot puts those raw emotions front and center in a highly theatrical and thoroughly satisfying rock opera that burns up the stage.  The songs are bursting with emotion.  The story dares you to feel and celebrate and hope.

Special Ticket Offers for American Idiot!

GREENSEATS! Save 50% on Mezzanine seats!
Rear Mezzanine seats are just $42.50 (Tues-Fri; Reg. $85) or $50 (Sat-Sun; Reg. $100) for all performances through March 25! Call 213.972.4400 and mention code GREENSEATS or visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/GREENSEATS.


Feeling lucky? Come downtown and register for the daily lottery!
Get up close and personal!  Sit in the front row for only $30! If your name is selected, you can purchase up to 2 tickets in the FIRST 2 ROWS of the theatre for just $30 each*! Visit http://www.centertheatregroup.org/lottery for more details.

Like CTG on Facebook!
Text “LikeCTGLA” to 32665.

*To register for the lottery, visit the Ahmanson Theatre Box office to fill out form with your name, address, phone number and email address.  Registration begins at 12noon (Tuesday – Saturday) and at 11am (Sunday) and continues until the live drawing takes place 90 minutes prior to the performance.  On days with matinee and evening performances, you may register for both simultaneously, but you may only register once per performance.  You must be present when your name is drawn and present ID and proof of registration. Approximately 30 tickets are available per performance. Visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/Lottery for complete rules and additional details and a detailed performance schedule. Available on day of performance only.



War Horse

You've seen the movie now see the play
Both single and group tickets are now on sale for War Horse.  For more information and single ticket purchases, please call the Center Theatre Group Audience Services at 213-972-4400 or visitwww.centertheatregroup.org/warhorse.

To book a group of 15 or more, please call Center Theatre Group’s Group Services Department at 213.972.7231

You will not want to miss this epic tale, coming exclusively to the Ahmanson Theatre!
War Horse

Six weeks ONLY!!  War Horse at the Ahmanson Theatre June 13-July 29!



Billy Elliot -The Musical is coming to the Pantages in June. 
Save $15 on Select Tickets!*
Plus 15% off at the Cat & Fiddle*
*must produce ticket and can only be used on the night of show.
Covers what ticket holder consumes only. Valid either pre or post show.
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Len Davies is primarily an actor but has over 30 years in production in both video and audio.
Music, Graphic and Video production are his specialties, and he has been recording and editing reels for actors and voice artists, and has very cost effective rates in place for those that need them. He's also been a Radio DJ for over 40 years and presents "The Magical History Tour" on the American Radio Network and www.solidgold14k.com.
He's a very experienced Master of Ceremonies and wrestling ring announcer, and has hosted many TV shows in the UK. More information is available atwww.len-davies.com
He can be contacted on 213.304.1565 or len@len-davies.com
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BRITISH FILM
There are still a few upcoming free screenings of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Click here to Rsvp
The Understudy - the official trailer!
Brits in LA member David would love you all to come and see The Understudy click here for showtimes




The 17th annual International Family Film Festival is screening March 21-25, 2012 at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, California.
Brits in LA member, and part time football supporter, Alex Hyde-White debuts his Hamlet-doc and is offering 6 passes, and some
discounted tickets ($5.00) for Brits in LA members.  Please contact them at 3daysmovie@gmail.com if you would like to attend.
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Falling UpStephon Litwinczuk
Street Dogs of South CentralBill Marin
Three Days (of Hamlet)Alex Hyde-White SCREENS FRIDAY MARCH 23, 5PM at Chaplin Theatre
Raleigh Studios. Melrose and Van Ness.
Uganda ManNathan VonMinden

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE IFFF GO TO:

Directed by David Mackenzie

OPENING IN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK ON MAY 11

TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE is a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll love story set against the raucous magnificence and unforgettable sounds at a leading music festival - The T in the Park festival in Kinross-shire, Scotland.  Directed by David Mackenzie (YOUNG ADAM, MISTER FOE, PERFECT SENSE), TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE features a young, up-and-coming cast, including Luke Treadaway (BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, CLASH OF THE TITANS), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, HARRY POTTER), Alastair Mackenzie (PERFECT SENSE), Gavin Mitchell (STILL GAME) and Sophie Wu (KICK ASS). The film was produced by Mackenzie's long-time producer Gillian Berrie (PERFECT SENSE, MISTER FOE) and written by Thomas Leveritt. Leveritt, is an award-winning author whose novel  The Exchange-Rate between Love and Money  won the Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award for first novel.  As an artist, he has twice been runner up in the BP National Portrait Competition.    

Adam (Treadaway) and Morello (Tena) have a big problem.  It's not that Adam is the heartthrob lead singer in a famous electropop band or that his girlfriend is a spoiled supermodel.  His problem is Morello's problem.  Morello's problem isn't that she's lead singer in a struggling post-punk riot girl band or that she's dating a banker.  No, her problem is that she has to perform the biggest gig of her life at a music festival while handcuffed to the kind of person she totally despises - Adam.  So begins an out-there odd-ball romantic comedy filled with lust, mud, betrayal, booze, portaloos and a hundred thousand people partying to the greatest music in the world.  None of whom seems to have the key - not to the meaning of life - but to the handcuffs.

Roadside Attractions will release TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE in Los Angeles and New York on May 11 followed by a national release.  The film opens in Los Angeles at Landmark's Nuart Theatre.


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NEED TO RENT AN AFFORDABLE CAR 
EXPRESS RENT A 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 Express 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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Brits in LA member Larry Jaffee is coming to LA April 20-29 for BritWeek where he is debuting 'UK:Cue', for which he can use some southern California sales help if you know
anyone.
UK:Cue is the first media brand to cover the cultural exchange that
goes on between the US & UK in film, theatre & television. It's an
unserved, affluent niche (theatre-goers,
art film fans, PBS watchers, etc.).
He recently started blogging for Huffington Post UK and had the
featured post last Monday morning for my column "Why Streep Won":
He is also writing regularly for Rock's Back Pages, and in fact covering

Last month he successfully aised $5,000 through Kickstarter to cover printing of
UK:Cue (still haven't settled on a printer):

He has got plenty of editorial (including top entertainment writers)
that's in the process of being edited and designed, and a great cover
that will be done early next week. The cover story is on Carey Mulligan, penned by Sight &
Sound's Graham Fuller.

LOOKING TO BUY OR RENT PROPERTY?
So many of you are looking to sublet your apartments/rooms or house hunting 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 .

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) 273-3113, Mobile: (310) 466-2022

tedfleming@coldwellbanker.com

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NEED A MAN WITH A VAN ?


BRITS IN LA MEMBER RANDY CAN HELP
I haven't tried them out yet but I am sure that they are better than some random off Craiglist....

$35/Hr. for two experienced movers (loading/driving/unloading of moving truck and disassembly/assembly of furniture)
Our non-discounted rate is $55/hr. for two movers. 
If you are moving locally (within 10 miles or less of the first location), we can do multiple back and forth trips with our pick-up truck for no additional charge. If you are moving beyond 10 miles away, you will have to rent a UHAUL truck (we can pick up/drop off and drive the truck for you).
We have all the moving equipment necessary for a successful move and loads of experience. We have literally hundreds of positive reviews from customers all over the LA area. Recent references can be provided upon request.
1 bedroom apartments are generally done in 2-3 hours ($70 to $105 total)
2 bedroom apartments are generally done in 3-4 hours ($105 to $140 total)
Of course, there are many factors that determine the amount of time required for a move. Please call me for a more accurate estimate.


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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 . She seems to be more cost effective than anywhere else too!

If you are a teacher she also has space for rent too! 


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Brits in LA member Dee Standley is organizing a charity polo match and wants you all to come
Charity Polo Match in aid of Girls and Boys club and the children of Camp Pendleton.

Charity Polo Match on May 12th, in Temecula and another in LA at the Will Rogers Polo Club on June 23rd

We are raising money for the Celebrity Foundation for Children which is run out of Newport Beach - and they provide much needed opportunities for children to have weekends away, camping at the Celebrity Ranch.

Children who are regular visitors are those from the Boys and Girls Club and many from children of Camp Pendleton Marine Base, who all have a parent that is deployed overseas.
Sadly, a staggering statistic; 872 Marines from camp Pendleton have died in Iraq and over 600 have died in Afghanistan. The children on the base are living in constant fear of losing their father or mother while serving our Country and when the flag is lowered to half staff, they are wondering whether this relates to their parent.

While living at Camp Pendleton, they have become “our children” and we owe it to their parents to take care of them while they are deployed. The Celebrity Ranch has been hosting these families for the past 5 years and last year, 2001 – they donated the entire month of August to the families of the Marines and Navy stationed here in Southern California. In fact, over 1000 family members will participate in weekend camps, family BBQs and vacations. Many of the children get to come and camp, feed the animals at the ranch and have camp fires and Smores ( something that many of them have never done)
Your participation in my Polo events or donations, would mean the world to me and would help provide even more children the opportunity to come and stay at the ranch for camping weekends – giving them a break from the military world – if only for a weekend.

The purchase of a box at our match or just organizing a box amongst your friends and colleagues is an act of kindness and gratitude to our local armed forces. We guarantee you will have a fun filled time with endless food, wine and champagne and of course, the excitement of a Polo match. Our boxes are $600 and will accommodate 8 people, comfortably. All of our Polo Players are donating their horses and time and we have a team traveling from Bel Air to play us on May 12th.

We will be hosting a Pimms tent and whiskey tastings also – with the good ole traditional British flare of Fish n Chips etc ~ and so much more. 
Email Dee for more info deborah@cflmediations.com and how to purchase tickets.

If you would like to  receive this newsletter straight into your email, you can subscribe by clicking on this link If you have any news, want to advertise with us or have any feedback we would love to hear from you Email us at BritsinLA@gmail.com
If I have forgotten to include a 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. 
If you are new to the group please feel free to post any questions on the wall or message us directly at britsinla@gmail.com
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter !


And finally...
Check out this amazing drawing by Scottish artist Paul Cadden. No it is not a photograph!

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