Brits in LA Newsletter April 2nd 2012








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 Guys
Hope you are all having a great week? I have been busy moving the last weeks and got to try out Randy's moving offer (below) . They were so great, I can't recommend them enough!
Next week we are going to change things up a bit and have some new contributors to the newsletter. If you are interested in writing for us, drop us a line via email.
Loads of great deals and discounts and lots of Brit happenings around town too. Scroll down to read all about it. There is also a great art competition for Britweek, deadline is April 4. See below to find out how to enter
If you are in the UK for the Olympics London 2012 Ceremonies are looking for volunteers. What a great way to be part of this monumental occasion. Click here for all the details 
Check out how handsome our soccer team the BLAggers look in their smart new kits
Their next game is April 9 at Crossroads. Go along and support if you can. Click here to get full details
The evening Farmers Market at Yamashiro is starting up again this week in Hollywood. Beautiful views, lots of wine and live music too. 5-9pm and they have shuttles on LA Brea so you can park and ride. Maybe see you there ?
If you have a shout out for the newsletter or are interested in advertising with us please drop us a line via this email 



Cheers
Eileen

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.



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/

Pulp are playing between Coachella perfomances in April
Tickets here
Tickets for Elvis Costello on sale for April

Keane are playing June 29th 
Get Tickets here


Garbage at the El Rey in April
Buy your tickets here


Tickets go on sale for Iron Maidens August show
click here to buy 

X-FACTOR RUNNERS UP AND BRITISH TEEN SENSATION ONE DIRECTION ARE TOURING STATESIDE AND COMING TO LA

Sat16LOS ANGELES, CA GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE - MATINEE PERFORMANCE - EXTRA SHOW ADDED!BUY TICKETS
Sat16LOS ANGELES, CA GIBSON AMPHITHEATREBUY TICKETS
Sun17ANAHEIM, CA THE THEATRE AT HONDA CENTERBUY TICKETS


THANK YOU BBC AMERICA FOR FREE FOOD







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 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
*these cars are not brand new luxury vehicles

BRITWEEK





 BritWeek is fast approaching and we have a special offer for BLA members

 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.


Plus there is a great art competition happening: Click on image to read all the details.
Art Internships Available

BritWeek T4C Art programme: 4 April 2012 to 7 May 2012

We are currently looking for reliable volunteers to assist a large scale Artists Competition launching during BritWeek across Los Angeles. For more information please visit our website: www.thankyouforcreating.com.



Skills & Experience Required: desire to work in the arts, excellent communication skills both written & spoken, knowledge of social media & web, some experience of working in a gallery/exhibition environment, punctuality, flexibility, ability to work under pressure.



Please send your cover letter and CV to: info@thankyouforcreating.com 
Successful applicants will be provided with references following their work experience with us. 

Sandro Monetti
Sandro Monetti on Fashion Police
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
and Britweek page too
For half price tickets use the discount code "Britweek"
Congratulations on the shows that have been added in July in New York for "Best of Fringe" watch this space for ticket details

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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 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.
Premier International Account
  • Available in US Dollar, Sterling and Euro currencies- perfect for when you are working overseas
  • Fee-free transfers between currencies and at preferential exchange rates
  • No charges when using the debit cards on purchases in the correct jurisdiction or withdrawing funds from Lloyds' ATMs
  • Free worldwide travel insurance
  • Free 24/7 online and telephone banking making it quick and easy for you to manage your funds while you are away
  • Sterling cheque book giving you further flexibility
  • As the largest bank in the UK, you will have unlimited access to over 2,000 branches across the country and other parts of Europe

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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 DON'T FORGET YOU ONLY HAVE TILL APRIL 17TH TO FILE YOUR TAXES, DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE....
CLICK HERE TO 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 
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 1 place 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

SAVE THE DATE 

QUEEN'S JUBILEE PARTY
JUNE 3rd, 2012
Click here to RSVP and keep up with the details

SPORTS
British snooker fans in LA: 

The 2012 United States National Snooker Championship will be staged at the Embassy Billiards Club in San Gabriel from May 25-27
RSVP HERE

LA GALAXY VS. SPURS
THIS SHOULD BE AN AWESOME MATCH - SHALL WE RENT A BUS AGAIN?



PAUL DUDDRIDGE ACTING CAREER COACH
1st Session is 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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DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN RENT FURNITURE IN LA?
From couches to beds, to TV's and microwaves. Ideal for people on 01 visa etc..

Fashion Furniture Rental

Southern California Home, Office & Home Staging Rental Services


Fashion Furniture Rental, Southern California’s premier furniture rental company, provides more than just high quality furniture, electronics, and housewares; we provide peace of mind. Our company-wide commitment to making your transition stress-free and effortless is summed up in the simple words of our motto, “Completely home. Completely easy.” Rest assured that we have taken care of everything you may need in your home away from home. 

check out their website
http://www.fashionfurniture.com/index.php

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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


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YOU NEED A WEBSITE?
PAUL @ PLATINUM HAS A SPECIAL OFFER

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 up to a 4 page site for only 
$269.99
Offer extended till April 30th
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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

"KICKS ASS!
This blissful extravaganza makes
you think even as it knocks you out."

- Bob Verini, Variety
"The music is awesome. GO SEE IT!"
- Lisa May, KROQ-FM
"Rabble-rousing pop-punk show. Electric staging.
A FULL THROTTLE CONCERT."

- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles 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.


Leila Birch in New Sketch Comedy
Every Tuesday through to the 17th

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 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.
Click here for all details


Brits in LA member PJ Chase is performing every Saturday for the next month The Hothouse Improv in Silverlake
its only $10 you get 4 shows FREE drinks and live music! Visit their website for more info
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Brit Actor Alan Cumming has a photography exhibit opening on Sunset Boulevard at the Andaz
Visit the website for full detail
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BRITISH FILM
There are still a few upcoming free screenings of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Click here to Rsvp


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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 .

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NEED A MAN WITH A VAN ?


BRITS IN LA MEMBER RANDY CAN HELP
I just used these guys for my move last week and they were brilliant.

$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. 

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.  

Call Randy (951)-642-7967

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This sounds like a lovely event and a great cause. They are still looking for a few acts and volunteers. If you are interested visit their Facebook page




The guys at Allied who have been organizing all the free screenings recently, want you all to check out this show/great cause.
Click here to visit their website

Check out this great short videos made by Lynn Ferguson
A whole serious of Brit actors including John Thomson, Bradley Walsh and Alfred Molina star in these 30 second films.
Gina Yashere April 2nd 2012


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