Monday, July 30, 2012

Brits in LA Newsletter July 30th, 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.


Hi Breeps

Happy Olympics - London sure does look pretty - They did a good job cleaning it up. I see a lot of irate members about NBC's coverage, Here's my thoughts, Danny Boyle did an amazing job, I loved the overall theme, going through the ages, it was so spectacular to see all those volunteers changing the scenery - from agriculture to the industrial to the digital age. Shame NBC didn't chose to show the tribute to the victims of Terrorism  - It was a really incredible contemporary dance piece with Scottish singer Emilie Sande singing Abide with me - it was very moving. You can SEE THE CUT FOOTAGE HERE NBC are also facing the wrath of twitter followers too for spoiling results as they happen - As everything is delayed here in the states - @Nbcdelayed is at least having some fun with their reporting 
"Ryan Lochte could cure cancer during a race & NBC would air it 6 hours later"
 "@NBC Delayed: BREAKING: Roman Emperor Theodosius bans Olympic Games, NBC delay to catch up shortly""An Olympics without Ryan Seacrest is like a day without diarrhea. #NBCfail"
Great Britain
Olympic gymnastics: Bronze in team final is still unbelievable -
GB men
Well the Brits aren't doing too well at the moment. i know it's only day 3 but we are ranking #20 with 3 medals - One Silver for the women's road race and two bronze medals, one in swimming for Rebecca Adlington and the other for the Mens overall Gymnastics. We were hopeful for Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield in the diving today, but they just missed out and placed 4th after a dissapointed 4th dive. I'm Looking forward to the track and field starting. Here's what's happening tomorrow
Eileen and I five years ago at the very start of Brits in LA
Next week at Brits in LA we celebrate a milestone. We turn five. We started with a little event at a bar called 'Memphis' A handful of people attended and today I look back on our successes over the years. We are now close to 4,500 members all who make up this great community. So we want to thank you all. We are arranging a celebration at a really fun venue in the next few weeks and a few exciting announcements, so keep watching the facebook wall.
I also wanted to share that after my recent trip to Zambia, I am pleased to announce that Brits in LA have decided to sponsor a child at the Mfuwe Day Secondary School. Lundu is a double orphan, meaning he has lost both of his parents, so stays in the dorms at the school. He like most of the pupils rely upon sponsorship in order to continue their education. If you or your business would also be interested in sponsorship of other pupils, please contact me directly at craig@britsin.la and I will make sure you are directed to the right place.


See you at some of our future events

Best Craig
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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

You can currently purchase Hans Zimmer's tribute to the Dark Knight Rises Aurora, CO victims on iTunes for $1.29 internationally or at MoonToast within the US for 10 cents.
100% of proceeds go to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.


 
 Bingo Mondays?
@ Palihouse!
rsvp to dawn@palihouse.com



TUESDAY
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

We would like to thank Industry Hollywood for coming on board and sponsoring Breakfast Club.
Industry Hollywood provides valuable advice and support through the process of making the move to L.A.
INDUSTRY HOLLYWOOD 0-1 VISA ADVICE AND LA NETWORKING WEEKS

**In the Month Of MAY 2012, Industry Hollywood has guided 5 actors towards successfully obtaining their 0-1 visas **
 If you would like more information on the products and services that Industry Hollywood offer and how they can help and support you with visa guidance and networking opportunities in Los Angeles, then please submit your resume, head shot and a forwarding letter with any questions or queries to info@industryhollywood.com


PALIHOUSE SCOTCH WHISKEY TASTING EVENT
JULY 31st - Sold Out
 rsvp to eileen@britsin.la by July 27th This event is now full

WE'VE BEEN INVITED by
KIWIS IN LA 


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




Sizzle This Summer at IRIS!
For a limited time only, purchase a four-pack of tickets for as low as $199!*

Grab your friends and family and turn up the heat in Hollywood this summer at IRIS from Cirque du Soleil, exclusively at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.  With jaw-dropping acrobatics, dance, projections and live music by Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman, IRIS is a journey through the world of cinema as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine it.  Be front and center with this special offer and experience why the Los Angeles Times calls IRIS, "A Wonderland!”

Clickhere  now to purchase (4) Category 2 tickets for $199!

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4 WEEKS ONLY!
 
For tickets call 213.972.4400
or visit http://www.centertheatregroup.org/MARYPOPPINS
All matinees at 2pm, all evening shows at 7:30pm

"A High-Fly spectacle!” --The Los Angeles Times
This spectacular hit has astonished over seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York.
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Family Friendly Price!
$49 (Reg. $72) for select seats Aug 9 - 17*
Family Friendly Time!
Evening shows start at 7:30pm

To purchase call 213.972.4400 and mention code SUGAR
The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show.
So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”
*Conditions: Offers valid for select performances August 9-17 in Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine sections. Saturday and Sunday matinees not included in offer. Subject to availability. Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets. May not be combined with any other offers.


JULY 28th-AUGUST 9th

The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
 @ the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater
Tickets on goldstar

*Category 1 and 2 tickets only. Prices shown during the purchasing process already reflect the above offer where applicable; Service charges or facility fees apply to all transactions and are not included; Cannot be combined with any other offer; Offer is applicable to performances Tuesday at 8:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday matinees and evenings May 8-September 2, 2012; Offer valid until September 2, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. local time.
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AUGUST

August 1st - Sept. 9th
RED at Mark Taper Forum
Center Theatre Group  
Birtish Thesp Alfred Molina starring in Red
Buy tickets here







GREAT BRITISH PUB CRAWL - AUGUST 23rd
Last weeks combined pub crawl was so fun, we decided to do it again...
facebook event coming soon



MEMBERS NEWS
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"Like" and "Share" Maria Elena Infantino's FAN PAGE
So proud of you Maria!


DAVID MINKIN'S Magic and Wine event
"Evening of Enchantment"
AUGUST 11th
This Premier LA Magic Show has a LOT of buzz...
You must learn more info here
Hurry, tix sell FAST.
TIX and INFO

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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
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Musical Theatre Los Angeles is a British owned and directed theater company for kids and adults that has put on loads of musicals in multiple locations around Los Angeles.
MTLA offers many classes and summer camps.
Learn more at their website, like their facebook page, and follow them on twitter at @MusicalTheatLA



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

Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at 


-OFFER NOW ENDS August 24th 2012

We can design you a website, sell your *digital content online even design you a logo!



If you are interested then contact us:
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*Extra cost depending on how many items to be sold


Headshots are a tricky thing and it's difficult to choose the right one, so we asked a few of our members to review some of other members.
Brits in LA member Laura Waddell on Alexandra Marlin 


See more of Alexandra's work here



Getting headshots taken is always the cringey part of being an actor.  No one really likes having to have them done but it's a necessary evil!  So I was mightily relieved when I met Alexandra.  It can be hard to find a photographer that you click with and that you can feel completely comfortable with.  Alex is luckily one of those!  As soon as we met she was warm, friendly and puts you at ease immediately.  Before our shoot she spoke to me about how the session would work and what I would need to bring etc.  When I arrived, we discussed what sort of looks I was really hoping to get and what we would be focusing on.  She was great at identifying what would and wouldn't work for those looks.  She gave me tons of time to get myself together (which, when you're a girl, it really does take ages with make up etc!!) so I didn't feel rushed at all.  When we began the session she was great at making me think of someone that would give me a clear image in my head and therefore produce a strong, genuine reaction in the eyes.  She really identified what I needed to get out of the shoot and helped me focus on that.  I felt completely relaxed and knew I could rely on her to tell me when I needed to adjust things.  She was great at knowing exactly what would get the best shot.  After the shoot, she was really quick to get me my pictures and then to provide me with retouched images of the best ones.  She even took the stress out by letting me know her top picks.  I always find it overwhelming and hard to choose so this was great!  I couldn't recommend Alex highly enough.  She was so lovely, friendly, professional and a wonderful photographer!

Hadrian Hale is a Brit in LA is also a headshot photographer - check out his deals below




PAUL DUDDRIDGE ACTING CAREER COACH

1st Session is Free!
Paul Duddridge
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.
 http://www.entertainmentcoach.com


TOPPING THE CHARTS IN THE UK TOP SINGLES
1. Florence and the Machine 

2. Maroon 5
3. Stooshe...


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BRITS ON STAGE




OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONIES
Some of you may know NBC decided to edit out a memorial performance for 7/7 terrorism victims from their coverage of the ceremonies.



BRIT RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN in THE EXORCIST
@ Gil Cates Theatre thru August 5th
 Tickets selling out on Goldstar


FREE SHAKESPEARE...
in the Griffith Park now thru Sept!

THE WINTER'S TALE
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Reserved Section at Goldstar

The Grammy Museum puts the spotlight on DANIEL BEDINGFIELD
 MONDAY AUGUST 6th
Get more info here
Download the EP now for free


CALVIN HARRIS is BACK!
AUGUST 10th @ Lure in Hollywood
Buy tickets here



Tickets go on sale for Iron Maidens August 10th show
click here to buy 


THE KILLS
 with Black Bananas
Monday, August 13 Mayan Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
this show is now sold out


THE WANTED @ LA Country Fair
AUGUST 30th 7:30 PM
Get tix/info at ticketmaster.



Troubadour presents:
NICK LOWE
Oct. 3rd 
Tickets here



Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl Oct 6
Tickets on sale now - here
Did every one have this album, or just me?
AND OCT. 19th
TROUBADOUR PRESENTS
FRIGHTENED RABBIT
  TIX here




Congrats to Brits in LA member Judi Shekoni who stars in the latest  Twilight series, The Finale Part II
 
 Read the article
 
FINANCE SECTION
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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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SPORTS
Play hard BLAggers!
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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 .

ANY OLD IRON?
Fed up of sifting through craigslist and gum tree how about searching in your own back yard, things for sale, things to trade. have a browse, a few cars for sale, and clothing and household furniture too. Check out Brits in la selling pages


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Weekly Stars with Anne Shaw
email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com for a private reading


STARS
7/28/12
ARIES
A friend of yours is really not having a good experience in life and needs your support and the sun in your cousin sign Leo will help you resolve the situation with this friend this coming week.

TAURUS
What has been a problem will melt away like snow in sunshine. You need
to get moving and grooving and start the week in good form and energy also get that unfinished task finished up.

GEM
What can you achieve this week is up to how willing you are to make the right connections. Hold off on major decisions until mid of August. You are not really
Finished with the past as yet.

CAN
If you continue to hold on to grudges you will be on the wrong end of the stick
this week in a situation that will require you to keep your temper .The sun in your money house can bring up unexpected bills.

LEO.
The powerful sun in your own sign is in a good mood this month so you should begin the month finishing of any thing not finished from the whole of the year so far
Happy Birthday you gentle Lions.

VIR
Any task or job unfinished will be easier to deal with than for the last few weeks to complete and as this will last until the end of this month make it the priority to complete.

LIB
Travel is much on your mind and this can make you a bit antsy if you cannot get away right now. The fact is that other things are on your plate so bite the bullet and wait until September.

SCOR
Life is about to heat up as the sun in Leo shines his light in your direction. Love it’s nearer to you than you think so don’t be seen out looking less than your best. You have been in a bit of a funk this past few weeks time to get your MoJo on!!!!!!!

SAG
Your boss Jupiter is sitting in your opposite sign Gemini so be good as he will be watching you and hoping you won’t let that impulse regarding spending take over your present mind set. However all is not totally lost as the sun in your cousin sign Leo smiles at you.

CAP.
Mercury going backwards next week will assist you to get the job done as this month is a great opportunity to decide on a long overdue decision in any area. In the mean time be seen out and about looking your best.

AQU
 You are probably feeling like a break away so even if you can get out of town take time out in the garden or walk on the beach .If you can swing a weekend away this is the time this month as next month will be busier.

PISC
.The family is much on your mind and if you learn to live in the moment things will work out quicker and with less stress. Your mind is making you think things that will never likely happen so relax will you!!!!

Alfred Molina having a laugh!
 Soon to be seen in RED at the Mark Taper Forum

1 comment:

  1. Wow! 5 Years is a great achievement for any group like this. Definitely to be celebrated.

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