Brits in LA Newsletter May 7th, 2012

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Contact Brits in LA member Joseph Seymour about how you can get into a VW without any credit. There are many options for ex-pats. Joe has all the answers you will need. He has helped so many members already and will give you the best deal in town whether you are buying or leasing. Call him on 310-266-8825 or  on email.
Like Joe's Facebook page here to keep informed of any special offers or competitions he is running


Congrats to Joe on his recent award - now we all know we are in good hands.



                COMPETITION

Volkswagen is looking for owners who have great stories to tell to participate in our
latest film project. If you have a 2011-2013 Volkswagen and are interested in sharing
your story, email us at Casting@VW-Films.com with your name, contact information,
and a sentence or two about yourself. Respond quickly. This is a limited opportunity.
Once we've filled the slots, they'll be gone.

Thanks for your interest.

Your Casting Directors



Hi Breeps!
Britweel is coming to a close but, we got see and do some really cool things in the past 10 days. The T4C art battle downtown, George Blodwel and Darren Darnborough's event with "Essensuals" at the London hotel. I'm sure next year will be even bigger and better. Sandro Monetti's one man show and of course who can forget "A spot of Tea" the pop up tea shop. 

But the Brit celebrations are not over as we have secured our place for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the Palihouse for June 2nd, 2012. See all the details below. Also we have recently introducing Brits in LA Selling Pages in the facebook Lots of things for sale, funrniture, etc... make sure to join if your looking to sell or buy from your community.

Best Craig (Bobby)


Thinking of moving to LA, need a visa?

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


Click here to like them on Facebook for all their latest news and offers
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MEMBERS NEWS
Shout out to Brits in LA member Giles Kristian, who is a successful author of the RAVEN series, he has just released his new book called The bleeding Land, avail at amazon and other good book places
Congrats to Joseph Andrew McClean who's first feature length script Utopia has been selected for the UCI screenwriting festival. Runs 24th-26th May
Matt Crabtree on starting his web series "Falling Upwards"
John Mawson and Mario Vernazza have announced their play "The Secret of Sherlock Holmes" will be apart of this year's LA Fringe Festival starting in June. See below for all details.
Congrats to Siim Kohv who has just started a job for Brit Photographer RANKIN and his new publication HUNGER
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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 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


LAST WEEK TO ENJOY THE RENAISSANCE FAIR 
IN IRWINDALE
BE A KNIGHT OR A WENCH FOR THE DAY
CLOSES MAY 20th get your tickets here

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER?
Thought about renting a house for you and your friends or family in PALM SPRINGS - Could be cheaper than hotels. Think about renting out my Vacation home
Rates start from $300 a night - Contact me at Craigyoung26@aol.com for more details




HEY ACTORS


Yes that's me, never looked so good right, LOL
info@grandreport.com



Craig from Brits in LA highly recommends this company - Really great way to get a leg up in casting, send a professional audition, not one made at home with crappy sound. 
Do you need to put yourself on tape? Create a reel? Maybe you need a fabulous scene in an American accent or you want to freshen up your work?
Then look no further! SpeedReels can help you put anything on tape whether it is for an audition to send back to the UK (or anywhere in the world!) or to create a fantastic demo reel from scratch!
We know how important it is in this climate to market yourself in a professional manner and be the best you can be. That is why at SpeedReels we have a specialized studio fully equipped with backdrops, lights, “sets” professional sound and the Canon 5D. You will work with a skilled director/camera operator and have professional actors to read with.
Special Brits In LA discount!
25% off your first Audition taping
10% off all our other services
Please check out our website www.speedreels.com
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Here's an example of what they do -Yes it's me again! 



BRIT MUSIC

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Jessie J & David Guetta
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Long time Brits in LA member James Bowers is performing at the Hotel Cafe on May 17th. Click here for more info


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

Keane are playing June 29th 
Get Tickets here

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

 June 16th BRITISH TEEN SENSATION ONE DIRECTION ARE TOURING STATESIDE
AND COMING TO LA Tickets here


The Kills

with Black Bananas
Monday, August 13
Mayan Theatre
Los Angeles, CA


Throwing a party? Hire Valet of the Dolls to park your guests cars.

Visit their website here for more info
HAVE YOU TRIED ACUPUNCTURE?
Craig did last week and he highly recommend Zelaikha, It's acupuncture with a mix of Reiki.
She was amazing and she also takes health insurance. He had a huge problem with his back last week and she sorted it right out, he woke up the next day with the pain gone. She wants to give Brits in LA members a discount (Aren't we a lucky lot)
Experience the combined benefits of Acupuncture & Reiki to
alleviate tension, stress and pain. Energize and revitalize your
being. As your acupuncturist, Zelaikha treats the root cause of
disease, not just the symptoms. Her goal is to empower you to a life
path that supports longevity, vitality, immunity, and JOY.

Zelaikha is offering Bla members with a special rate of $99 for two healing acupuncture sessions (60% discount). This includes an initial treatment and one follow-up, normally priced at $150 and $100, respectively. 


THEATRE




Bolshoi Ballet – Swan Lake
June 7 – 10, 2012 | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

 
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center concludes a season of great beauty with the Bolshoi Ballet performing Swan Lake - a work that epitomizes the grandeur of classical ballet. Originally choreographed for the Bolshoi by Marius Petipa in 1877, today's revised Swan Lake by Yuri Grigorovich remains a sumptuous masterpiece. The tragic legend will be performed with live orchestra and marks the Bolshoi's long awaited return since 2000.
 For a limited time, Mention code 19753 by April 30 to receive 20%* off tickets to the Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 performances.
 For tickets and information, visit musiccenter.org or call (213) 972-0711.

Follies
Ahmanson Theatre
May 3 – June 9
For tickets call 213.972.4400
Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30

“…White-Hot…Vibrant and Moving!” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
When former members of the “Weismann Follies” reunite on the eve of their theatre's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing about their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theatre brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad.
A LIMITED TIME OFFER – Experience Follies for just $49! SELECT performances May 3-11!  (Reg. $55 - $85)
Visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/BUDDY or call 213-972.4400 and mention code BUDDY.
With an extraordinary 28-piece orchestra, Follies features one of the largest casts ever to appear on the Ahmanson stage:  starring four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark as Sally Durant Plummer, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.
Containing such well-known songs as “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind, don’t miss the Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012.
Only in Los Angeles. Only at the Ahmanson.
*Conditions:  Offers valid for select performances May 3-11, excluding May 9, in Mid-Orchestra and Orchestra X-ZZ sections.  Subject to availability.  Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets.  May not be combined with any other offers.
*Valid in Premier Orchestra, Main Orchestra, Front Loge and Rear Loge. Expires April 30, 2012. For online orders, select valid performance (June 7 or 8) and click "Buy Tickets." Enter the promo code in the promo code box located in the top right corner of the ticketing page and click "submit" before selecting section(s) and seat(s). No refunds, cancellations or exchanges. Artists and program subject to change.
War Horse

Six weeks ONLY!!  War Horse at the Ahmanson Theatre June 13-July 29! 
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!
Go see Brits in LA member Jason Steed's one man show  Visit his website for ticket info

Brits in LA members John Mawson, (Holmes) Mario Vernazza (Watson)
Amir Korangy directs and brings this funny, disturbing psychological thriller to the stage for the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June. Properly set in a brooding, atmospheric Victorian England, it puts the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson themselves under the great detectives’ famous magnifying glass.

The dates are:
PREVIEW:
Saturday   9th June               4:00 pm
PERFORMANCES:
Thursday 14th June             10:00 pm
Saturday 16th June               4:00 pm
Thursday 21st June               7:00 pm
Saturday 23rd June               7:00 pm
Sunday   24th June               2:30 pm

SPECIAL OFFER FOR BRITS IN LA MEMBERS: Only $12:00. Use code BRITSINLASHERLOCK




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As a producer / agent in London Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment.
He is now the number one entertainment career consultant in Los Angeles, with an amazing reputation for getting real results.
He has helped numerous actors, comedians directors etc to achieve success where it had previously seemed impossible.
The first consultation is completely FREE
Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount.
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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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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Screenings are starting up again. Kicking off with Strangers on a Train on May 12th
Bring a blanket and a picnic and have a great evening under the stars. You can even bring alcohol along too if you fancy. Click here to buy your tickets. Craig and I are going to try and go so feel free to join us :)

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Don't get frazzled with your books have a pro do them for you.

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
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


QUEEN'S JUBILEE PARTY
JUNE 2nd, 2012
Click here to RSVP and keep up with the details
Tickets to go on sale this week -Limited space so don't delay.


SPORTS

Sign up here for your tickets to the game - Please specify how many tickets you want and that you want to be seated with the BRITS IN LA group -http://www.lagalaxy.com/britlaspurs

The form is pretty straight forward!


Our BLAggers are doing alright so far,ranking 7th. Keep up the good work lads. Check the LA premiere league website to find out when they are next playing


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

POLO NEXT WEEK

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DO 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 May 31st
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If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:
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LOOKING FOR A ROOM OR AN APARTMENT?
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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email her at shawcastar@aol.com for a private reading


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