BLA! BLA! BLA! NEWSLETTER JAN 15th 2013




Talk to Joe Seymour about  how you can get into a VW. There are many options for ex-pats. Joe has  all the answers you will need. He has helped so many members already and  will work his very hardest to get you into the car of your choice. Contact him on 310 266 8825 or by email.  

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Hi Breeps
Well award season is finally here, which can only mean one thing... THE TOSCARS. 
My favourite time of the year. Selection night was a blast at the Palihouse  in Weho. 
Flashback to a winner of 3 Toscars awards 
Midnight in Parody starring Adam Wood, Vladski, Reid Russell Kim Greene, 
Michael D, Chris Hack, yours truly and Laura Waddell
Tension was rising as the drink specials were flowing. Our marvellous Mammarazi photog was on hand to capture some of the best moments. 
To find out more about the Toscars and how you can attend visit our  The Toscars Facebook page .
 Good luck to everyone taking part. This year we will be holding the screenings and award ceremony at the historic Egyptian Theatre, just a few 100 yards away from the actual Oscars . 

Bafta threw their annual awards tea party at the Four Seasons Hotel at the weekend, where members mingled with this year's nominees including Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman and Helena Bonham-Carter. 

Off to see Jake Bugg on Wednesday night. A Nottingham lad done good (like me?!?) we will be live tweeting so make sure to follow us on Twitter


While in Santa Monica last week I popped in to @Ye Olde King's Head. Definitely worth a visit  - they've opened up a new Tea Room now - serving Mon-Sat 1130am - 430pm and The cat and the fiddle pub in Hollywood are doing "Movie and Pie" nights on Mondays - currently showing old episodes of the classic favourite "Only Fools and Horses" 


One of our favourite Photogs 'Rankin' is headed back to the UK in March. After a successful pop up store on Melrose - it's time for him to concentrate on his TV channel Hungertv.com and his publication "Hunger". We wish him lots of success. Finally we are so happy and pleased to announce that our dear friend Martin Samuel has been nominated for both a BAFTA and an Academy award for best Hairstyling for the movie Hitchcock. 

Go get 'em Mart!

Well have a great week and I'll see ya at NextstopLAX Breakfast Club or at this month's World famous Pub Crawl - New route designed by members Jay Ryall and Scott Gillian. Check here for all the details

Cheers 
Craig



Oh Fancy That! British Goods and Souvenirs 

best place for all your British needs - go say hi to longtime member Jean and like her facebook page above




PILOT SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING 

PAUL DUDDRIDGE 

 ACTING CAREER COACH

"I have used Paul many times, he has a magical way of helping me see the role clearer, 
and stops me from standing in my own way" - Craig Young, NCIS:LA, Hawaii 5.0, Fringe

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.


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
Also now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles
**Rates may vary depending on distance


GET ME TO HOLLYWOOD
Get Me To Hollywood: British Edition is the essential guide to living the life in LA and how to make it in Hollywood, specifically tailored for our British readers. Throughout the 8 chapters, we will cover the basics: what an American headshot looks like compared with a British headshot, the established actor's resume, how to find representation, how to meet with casting directors and the audition process, and will also include a detailed list of resources and contributors.
Louisa Spring has specialized in representing English talent for the past 15 years and has successfully helped them make the trek over. With the current fascination with all things British, the timing was right to release this handbook to help those seeking help on making the big move.

You can buy the book as a direct download here: http://www.payloadz.com/go/sip?id=1871032 or on our website & social networking pages.



British Music Artists 


We have a list of British bands and artists playing in the area including  
Ed Sheeran, Muse, One Direction, Ellie Goulding and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.


HAVE YOU JOINED OUR LATEST GROUPS
BLASA - Our Shakespeare Appreciation Society
Bringles
AND
         UKares Foundation
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Thinking of moving to L.A. and 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.
or
BERNARD SIDMAN IMMIGRATION LAW FILM
Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many Brits in LA members with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application too and is very experienced and thorough. You can reach him on 
818 981 0352 or check out his website at www.bernardsidman.com or Email him at bernard@bernardsidman.com

Or are you....

One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company 
recommendations. 
We have heard great things from a lot of you about these guys UPAKWESHIP. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
SPONSORED BY NEXT STOP LAX
Every Tuesday RSVP Here
$15 inc Tax and Tip* Breakfast Club sponsored by NextStopLAX
NextStopLAX specializes in attaining working visas for entertainment industry professionals, actors, singers, dancers, models, musicians, producers and directors, all of whom are considered to be individuals of extraordinary ability. We assist International Talent in complying with the complexities of US Immigration requirements. Our in-house legal experts along with our history and expertise in the field, allows us to help you in acquiring the necessary working papers you need to start your new life in the US. Our clients benefit from our streamlined Visa coordination service, along with our proprietary software which employs state of the art technology in the visa process. Our proprietary software improves our ability to expedite your case efficiently, whilst allowing our clients to have 24/7 online access to their own individual case. We are proud to say that NextStopLAX is renowned for its zealous and creative advocacy on behalf of its clients. *Full English $18 - Free Valet Parking!

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.
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Brits in LA's favourite celebrity journalist Sandro Monetti has launched a 
brilliant Movie Locations tour which drives film fans to sites around town 
where 40 famous films were shot - everything from Argo to Pretty Woman - 

While he gives you the inside scoop on the making of the movies. 
Tours go from Hollywood each Thursday and Saturday afternoon starting 
February 2 and Brits in LA members get a 50 per cent discount for any 
Saturday in February by going to www.tourificescapes.com or calling 424-248-8687, 
booking a Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour date and entering the half 
price code save50 (no space).

BRITS ON THE STAGE


Gilbert and Sullivan’s The MIKADO
Presented by Lark Musical Society in association with world renowned Opera A LA Carte
Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, 2013  at the prestigious Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, CA
Ticket Purchases On Line: ItsMySeat.com/Lark  or Contact 818-500-9997




COME OUT FOR A LAUGH!! AMERICAN PREMIERE OF A NEW BRITISH COMEDY, DEVELOPED AT THE NATIONAL THTR IN LONDON. 'THE GRAND IRRATIONALITY' BY JEMMA KENNEDY. A VERRRRRY GOOD PLAY. OPENING FRI JAN 11TH AT THE LOST STUDIO THTR. 130 S. LA BREA AVE. L.A TICKETS AVAILABLE AT PLAYS 411 AND GOLDSTAR, WITH DISCOUNTS IF YOU HURRY!!

The birth of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history is told in the 
new dramatic musical Backbeat, which will have its American 
premiere and pre-Broadway presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Get your tickets here


Goldstar
For The Record: The Music of Martin Scorsese's Films Live
Rockwell: Table & Stage (Los Angeles, CA)

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese gets the acclaimed For The Record treatment, which brings the director's soundtracks to life in a 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. This production marks the grand opening of the newly expanded Rockwell: Table & Stage, which is the permanent home of For The Record. This eagerly anticipated... Learn More

See a Rooftop Drive-In Movie: British Sci-Fi Film Brazil

Electric Dusk Drive-In (Los Angeles, CA)

Not Yet Rated
Saturday, Jan. 19 @ 7:30pm
FULL PRICE:

$10.00

OUR PRICE:

$5.00


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FITNESS AND SPORTS
Lose the holiday weight and get pilot season fit - fast.
Over indulged during the holidays? Didn't we all

I have the solution with many secrets tips and cheats to get you to your perfect body goal FAST! Be it a target body weight, specific muscle tone, or just that nice athletic perfect network body ready to rock this pilot season. 
Special discounts for all fellow Brits in LA members
JC Mac presents Body, Your Design personal training,
with over 18 years experience in the fitness industry working with every type of people from celebrities to C.E.O's and housewives to old timers and being a former professional boxer and actor JC knows exactly what it takes to get you to reach your goals fast and in a friendly encouraging atmosphere. For more information please call 310 279 8117 or email bodyyourdesign@gmail.com and please seehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Body-Your-Design-Personal-Training/155900921132672 No one gets a one size fits all program because we are all different and everyone gets a personalized program designed specifically for you for maximum results FAST.

                       FINANCE SECTION 
Don't get frazzled with your book-keeping have a 
pro do it 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 matter" - Brits in LA
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One of my favorite things to do in LA

is to visit the Magic castle
Well our friend and Magician David Minkin has a special offer for us

Thanks for being a fan of the art of magic!  Here's an
invitation to the Magic Castle for the week of February 25
through March 3.  Go here and print a copy...

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Weekly Stars with Anne Shaw
Email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Anne will be at the King's Head, Santa Monica doing spiritual
readings Friday and Saturday afternoons make sure to call
the number above to book an appointment.

STARS

1 /12/13

ARI.
If life at work is not all it could be look at the positive side of things as we move into mid month the planets will open news doors which you would have missed had things been going better.

TAU
Your emotions are probably in a mess in regards to some area of life.It is more than likely a past situation that has brought things up and this should to be resolved once and for all now.

GEM
Its has not been the best time in your life in the past few months maybe because you are not looking at the truth of things .Take time out  with a trusted friend and figure out what you should be doing for the highest good of all.

CAN
There is an old saying “Karma will catch you if nothing else does” Remember
this when you are letting go of what you consider the past it will come up again.
Until it is resolved nothing goes away.

LEO.
You may be in the mood to get away for  a few days or even hours and you will as soon as what you must take care of is taken care of .Hey by way it a good weekend to have a gamble of sorts.

VIR
Since the year  began life for you has not been as easy going maybe as you would like but its because life is full of ups and downs. Best learn this now early in the year
in order to have some peace of mind.
 LIB
The planets are lined up in Capricorn another ruler sign like your and its best to keep a low profile until February .After that it gets easier and when Spring returns so does the action in some way for you.

SCOR
Life is slowly but surely becoming more settled than for some months past overall. .Life will be even better when you take care of what is not completed. You can then expect long awaited plans on hold for you to blossom before the end of the month.

SAG
Your boss Jupiter is sitting in Gemini sleeping and as it is opposite you this means that things you want to finish up with will take longer than you want .The good news is that
by the end of the month you will be busier and more active than for the  last six months.

CAP
The sun in the last week of your sign brings more action for your attention this weekend and can assist you to get the job done. This month is a great opportunity to look at what you want for the coming year and put a plan of action together.

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 . This is not the time to neglect your duty or work, however  next month will be better .

PISC
Jupiter is assisting you all the way through the end of this month and in order to experience happier days its time to be honest about any feelings much on your mind and let others know what on your mind. Then if you learn to live in the moment things will work out so much better. 

TOSCARS GOLD
The hurt Locquer by Richard Keith





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