Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BLA!BLA!BLA! - Newsletter Jan 29th, 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!
You'll have to forgive me if I make little sense in this newsletter... You see I ended up going to Vegas at the weekend (training for Thursday night's pub crawl) and am still suffering (it's true the older you get, the longer it takes to bounce back) I got flights on southwest for $40 each way (Bargain)  and stayed at the Cosmopolitan, I stayed in a gorgeous suite, not that I saw much of it - A wild 24 hours will do that!!! Which I wish I could share with you. 'Cept i only remember... So here are the flashes of it. Met mates who were on different flights. Started at a day-club at 3pm in the afternoon and the rest is a BLUR! I do remember however eat at Cut restaurant, which I think was good and ended up at the club Hyde, where I just remember the bill in the morning. Yikes! Needless to say my bank balance is thankful the flights were only $40. Vegas! Has to be done! Am I home yet?


Toscars are all under way, everyone is in pre-production and getting ready to shoot there films this weekend - So much excitement and buzz from the teams. - I'm sure the evening is going to be very memorable. If you don't have your tickets yet, our early bird special ends on the 1st of Feb - so don't delay! 
Judges confirmed so far... True Blood star
Janina Gavanker and Entourage actor Rex Lee and Oscar Nominee himself Eric Roberts.

We are very pleased to announce the support of immigration law firm Beltran Brito and Geek Eyewear for this fantastic event. We saw Muse at the staples last week which was pretty incredible, through our new partnership with AEG, who will be offering our group some pretty amazing deals throughout the year, including meet and greets, special prices, boxes and lots of incredible events. Off to see "BackBeat" tomorrow night at the Ahmanson, and we will be having some ticket giveaways on our blog during this week - so watch out also free screening info for the movie "Safe Haven" below too.

The Cock n Bull Pub are hosting a Get Well Benefit for our Lynn Helm on Saturday February 9th. If you can't make it feel, free to donate or purchase a ticket if you can. She is coming on in leaps and bounds and can't wait to see so many familiar faces.
Click here for all the details on how you can attend or help in other ways

One of my favorite artists Emeli Sande plays the El Rey next month
Check our gigging page to see what other British acts are playing over the next few months. Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs and Emile Sande are all here in Los Angeles over the next 3 weeks!
Check here for all the details

Anyway loads of things to do this week, I'm sure we'll see you at one of the events. 
Scroll down to see all the fun things coming up. 
Cheers
(Hic)
Craig


PILOT SEASON IS  HERE 

Dialect coach Samara will be useful to a lot of you during this pilot season when you are trying to pass for an American. 

SAMARA BAY
AMERICAN DIALECT COACH
Remember there are 50 states - most the size of Britain, so easily at least a zillion dialects to learn! Make sure to sign up before she gets fully booked!

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.
LouisaSpring 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.

HAVE YOU JOINED OUR LATEST GROUPS
BLASA - Our Shakespeare Appreciation Society
Bringles
AND
         UKares Foundation

See how
British Soapstars are attacking Hollywood

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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 FIRM
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.


Free screening of Relativity’s SAFE HAVEN at the Arclight Hollywood on this Wednesday January 30th at 7:30pm

RSVP to SafeHavenLA@gmail.com to get priority seating.
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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% 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 
BRITS ON THE STAGE

COME OUT FOR A LAUGH!! AMERICAN PREMIERE OF A NEW BRITISH COMEDY, DEVELOPED AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE 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 SPECIAL discounted tickets here

Bit of Shakespeare
The Los Angeles Theatre is our city's most gorgeous and spectacular movie palace, a hidden gem rarely open to the public. Opened in 1931, the theatre is the most opulent ever imagined, with soaring ceilings, breath-taking chandeliers, gold leaf angels, and a cascading crystal fountain. Join us for a magical and romantic evening as we watch Baz Luhrman's electric adaptation of Shakespeare's eternal classic, starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio.

A full bar with mixologists, Dj-composer David Holmes spinning records and a cavernous theatre, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy the most breath-taking movie palace you'll ever see!
Saturday February 9th
Tickets available here


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GoldstarFeatured TodayJAN 25, 2013
Find More Events 
Fallen Angels: Noël Coward's Charming High Comedy
The Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
Today Only
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$43.00 - $63.00
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$19.00 - $32.00
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Long before the saucy storylines of Sex and the City or Desperate Housewives, and even the timeless female-duo comedies centered on the likes of Lucy and Ethel, Laverne and Shirley, or Patsy and Edwina, there was Fallen Angels. Written by esteemed British actor-playwright Noël Coward, Fallen Angels premiered at the Globe Theatre in 1925 and went on Broadway success first in 1927 and then in revival in 1956. Now, the witty and charming high comedy about two happily married female best friends — and their surprise visit from a mutual former lover — returns to the stage at The Pasadena Playhouse. Art Manke directs the show. Learn More Long before the saucy storylines of Sex and the City or Desperate Housewives, and even the timeless female-duo comedies centered on the likes of Lucy and Ethel,... Learn More
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Happy Face Sad Face 
run ends February 24th
starring Brits in LA Member
Rob Locke
Life -- is it a comedy? Or a drama? The answer is "Yes!" HAPPY FACE SAD FACE has a brilliantly simple concept: two one acts... the first is a drama... the second is a comedy... the hook is, they are the same story, told from polar opposite perspective.
Buy Tickets here

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FITNESS AND SPORTS
I'm working out with JC at the moment and he is fantastic - I'm learning boxing and martial arts and getting in shape at the same time. JC has also started blogging for us - Check out his free advice here
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, 33% off all packages and for February only book your first months training (minimum of 4 sessions) and get your next session free. I come to you and bring all equipment, 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 see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Body-Your-Design-Personal-Training/155900921132672 No one gets a one size fits all program because we are not all one size. We are all different and everyone gets a personalized program designed specifically for your goals for maximum results FAST.

Anyone for Netball?

Such a great group of Ladies. All ages welcome as long as you can run around for an hour straight!
If you fancy joining in the fun you can either join their Facebook group 

                       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


BOOK KEEPING SERVICES:
Tax time is fast approaching! Many of us don’t have the time or inclination to go through the hundreds of receipts that build up over the year, and get their expenses in order. Our friend Samantha Powell will take care of that for you -  all receipts and expenses cateqorized / books prepared, for your accountant (or yourself) to file your tax return and get that tax bill down! Email Samantha at sammyjay75@yahoo.co.uk  or call her on 310-855-2750 and she’ll get it all sorted for you! $20 an hour for Brits in LA members.
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One of our 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

1/26/13

ARIES
Your health should be a priority this month ahead, so if you are planning doing anything that could jeopardize your health take heed . The full moon in your cousin sign Leo can trigger a temper outburst, be sure its not yours.

TAURUS
What ever you are thinking you feel is probably not the truth as the planets that affect you are going backwards you cannot trust what you think or feel .Be careful
when driving at night.

GEM
 You will have to make haste to put right that unfinished emotional business that is still hovering in the back of your mind .Its best to set your plans for unexpected travel this not related to work.

CAN
Plans are delayed this week due to a change in financial matters. Remember a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush this will ring true in a family situation this coming month.

LEO
Movement of some kind is all around you this coming month even if nothing has come forward for you yet. You would be wise to spend this next few days lying low as the moon will be very full in your sign.

VIR
You will be getting a break this coming month due to positive planets helping you along. The last couple of months problems are receding this year and onwards .Its a lucky time frame this weekend.

LIB
You will find you can deal with life much better when you sort out any relationship problems in any area of life .Saturn the karma planet who just left your life after a two years visit  has helped you, maybe not as you wish but as you need.


SCOR
Saturn is living with you now and  will bring all sorts of unfinished things to your attention even a   recent disappointment can turn  around in a positive and uplifting way .Its time to enjoy life in the moment.Hiding away is not your best thing to do.

SAG
Just watch that temper if things don’t always go the way you planned life is like that 
and you need to remember .You may not be doing what you planned however you are in the right place so make hay while the sun shines. 

CAP
This could be the month that it all your hopes can begin to transpire it is entirely up to you how you make it work so patience should be your key word currently and going forward into February life will be gentler .

AQU
You will always get back what you put out and just be careful you don’t say to much to another  that can upset your long term plans. Keep your life stress free this year and see the seeds of a better life grow.

PISC
You are reputed to be the most romantic soul of all the signs so this week prove it if not to another then to your self .Love you for a change accept what you cannot change. Lucky Jupiter sitting in your money house until June brings financial rewards.


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