Newsletter Mon Mar 11th, 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.  


I've been working out with JC at the moment and he is fantastic -  Learning boxing and martial arts and getting in shape at the same time. JC has also started blogging for us - Check out his fitness tips here and we are also training to compete in Tough Mudder - So get in touch if you want to join our Brits in LA team.


"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  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 and please see visit me on Facebook . 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."



Hi Breeps!!!

Hope you are all having a great week!
My Mum is in town - and having quite the week of traveling and extreme weathers - What was all that Hail-stoning about? I'm in San Diego right now for a few days having just left Palm Springs and 90 degree weather, while in the UK it's fog and snow!?!
Some great screenings coming up - I'm most looking forward to seeing STARBUCK rsvp below in events- How long before the hollywood remake with Paul Rudd? I also saw "OZ - The great and powerful" at the weekend with the sublime British actress Rachel Weiss. It's epic and definitely worth seeing.

 The next pub crawl is March 28th so save the date. Click here to RSVP The route is soon to be revealed. Sunday roast once a month at the Pikey and we are going to start up doing Pub quiz again too- With guest hosts each month - drop us a line if you are interested in being our quiz master.

Training for tough mudder and filming the first Token Minorities spoof on Game Of Thrones this Saturday - Come join in the fun! We are looking for extras and P.A.s

Happy St. Patrick's day to all our Irish friends... Our motto is 
"You don't have to be British you just have to like us'
theirs is "you don't have to like us, just have a drink with us"... Here! here! to that!


I heard our Morrissey is in hospital with double pneumonia 
at the moment so we send him our best wishes. 


My lunch last week!
The Pikey only serves organic, local farm produce, free range, cruelty-free meat & chicken! So at least you know you are only eating horse if you ordered it!
As always the famous
Tuesday's Breakfast Club sponsored by NEXTSTOPLAX and then our Saturday Social
Feel free to stop in. No reservation required. All details below as well. So lots of happenings.

Don't forget to check out our gigging page which keeps you informed of British Acts that are coming to town. Feel free to help us keep it current and email us if we have missed any out, we really appreciate it! I am quite looking forward to seeing Charlotte Church at the Troubadour 
(a bit of an oxymoron?!) on March 20th. Feel free to join us - tickets are only $15! All the info can be found here

If you have a shout out for the newsletter, please drop us a line at BritsinLA@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter - @britsinla
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 And happy birthday to my MumCheers
Craig


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
Acting Coach Paul Duddridge has an outstanding track record 
helping British and US actors get work in Hollywood. 
 He usually works one to one with clients but due to demand 
he is starting group classes from April 2013. For free consultation about either class contact paul@entertainmentcoach.com


Happenings

Saturday, March 23rd

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott (1982, 117 min.) Director's Cut

A Benefit for The Million Dollar Theatre


Cinespia and LAHTF present a one night only screening of Blade Runner in the location where it was filmed. Opened in 1918, The Million Dollar is described as a Spanish cathedral set in a Greek Temple. The interior is full of lush colors, original art works and gorgeous ornate decorations, all hidden from view as the Million Dollar is currently closed to the public. 


Blade Runner has become the quintessential Los Angeles film, dystopic and dreamily beautiful, it shows downtown in all its faded glory. It has also become the gold standard for sci fiction cinema, and its breathtaking vision is timeless. The Million Dollar features prominently in the film, this is your chance to see with your own eyes one the inside of one of our historical treasures. 






Withdrawn from theatrical release, Cinespia and the LAHTF present this rare opportunity to see Blade Runner in glorious 35mm on the Million Dollar's big screen by special arrangement with the Chartwell Partners. Proceeds will be applied to restoring the Million Dollar name to the marquee.



Doors at 7:30 

Movie at 9:00

The Million Dollar Theatre
307 S Broadway in downtown LA





DRAM are  at the Village Idiot on St Patricks Day!

You may remember them from some of our parties,
fantastic drum and pipes band consisting of Lorne Cousin and Steve Sidelnyk !
Watch video below to hear some of their work



Britweek is an organization dedicated to being a strong cultural and organization presence celebrating the creative fusion between California and the UK. From April 23rd to May 6th they will be hosting various music and arts events around Los Angeles, check out their website for a full calendar of events.

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or
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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
$18 for English Breakfast

NextStopLAX  is the leading relocation and visa consultancy service for entertainment industry professionals transitioning to living and working in the US
Relocating Entertainment Professionals.
Next Stop LAX. Every day our team of experts assists entertainment professionals from all over the world in making the major transition towards working legally in the USA. We have a proven track record in obtaining visas and helping our clients meet other employment requirements. 
Disclaimer: Next Stop Media’s principal (Mr. Andrew Newton) is a bonded immigration consultant registered with the California Secretary of State, holding Bond Number 61292049. The Company is not a law firm and does not engage in the provision of legal advice. The Company does not guarantee any particular outcome for its clients, including adjudications of visa petitions or the processing time for such petitions. Further terms and conditions, including disclosures required by statute, are set forth on our website and in our client intake forms and engagement letters.

NEXT STOP LAX have a seminar coming up in London 
 with The Actors Company LA Take note of their incredible guest speakers!!
Click here for more info 

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.
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   
Or email her Expressrentacar4less@yahoo.com
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

Gorgeous Mid Century House to rent
in Palm Springs
Perfect for Coachella!
Email Craig for all the details.


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MEET THE WONDERFUL DAVID ESQUIRE 
He has been helping us with our artwork recently.
His turnaround is super fast, so if you require any of his services 
(from logos, flyers or photography )
 I can't recommend him enough!
Check out the amazing montage of Morrissey's Staples Center show,
here.

My background in high fashion and the music & entertainment industry working with grammy award winning bands like Duran Duran,is brought out in what my clients think are some of the most exciting, edgy and sexy photography today.  I've even had the honour of being a model for Ralph Lauren, a professional dancer & musician and have been published in four languages worldwide.

While running my business around the world, I do my best to live my life with a philanthropist heart.  I enjoy giving back to the community through speeches at bridal conventions educating couples with a "live version" of my program: "How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day", motivational speeches at socio-economically challenged elementary schools, presentations at high schools about the art & science of photography & more in-depth business presentations about running a successful creative company to advanced photography students at colleges."

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 - 
If you enjoyed Miserable Lesbians, come hear more funny stories from that film's 
writer-director Sandro Monetti on his Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour, departing each 
Saturday afternoon at 2pm from the Hollywood Roosevelt, where an air conditioned bus will 
take you to locations used in Argo, Die Hard and 40 other famous films while celebrity 
reporter Sandro tells you the inside story behind the movies and their stars. 
Book at www.tourificescapes.com and use the special Brits in LA code SALE50 (no space) 
for half-price tickets.

BRITS ON THE STAGE
MannerHouse
Mannerhouse Manor is a fully improvised and unscripted Edwardian
comedy in the style of Downton Abbey or Upstairs, Downstairs.  The
show takes place on an English country estate during the 1910s, and
every show presents the family who lives there, the servants who tend
to them, and the comedy and drama that unite their lives.  The show is
completely improvised and each episode features musical accompaniment
live on stage by The Mansfield Chamber Society, a piano and violin
duet.  Mannerhouse Manor contains love, mirth, betrayal, and tea… so
much tea.  The show is currently running Friday nights at 10:30pm at
the National Comedy Theatre in Hollywood and closes its run on March
1st.  For a special Brits In LA discount, simply call the box office
and say the word “BRIT” or purchase tickets at www.comedysportzla.com
and enter the promo code “BRIT.”


Brits & Bits show in Burbank on Sunday. Or had you forgotten? Well, fear not, I'm here to remind you. Zach Kahn has been added to the line up and he's a bit of a star, so with Brian Kiley from Conan, TV star Helen Hong, award winning author Joe Dungan and Jason London from the valley, it's looking like a pretty good evening. And yes, I'll try and keep up my end as well. I have had a bit of practice recently as I just completed one leg of my tour, taking in the great towns of Idaho, Oregon, Northern California and Nevada where I was booked to perform on Rodeo night, I'm sure a liberal, pescatarian Brit was just what the cowboys wanted on their wish list for an evenings entertainment.
2010 Tony® Award for Best Play! Featuring Alfred Molina & Jonathan Groff 
 CASTING UPDATE! Jonathan Groff joins the cast of RED! Alfred Molina reprises 
his 2010 Tony® Award-nominated role of abstract artist Mark Rothko in the 
Tony® Award winning play, Red. 
“A brilliant new play!” –Daily Mail (London)
The James Bridges Theatre 235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 on March 14th,15th,16th and 17th
Located in Melnitz Hall on the UCLA Campus
Productions mounts a revival of the critically acclaimed production of Trainspotting that first rocked Los Angeles in 2002. Entertaining and shocking in equal measure, Harry Gibson's stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh's cult novel about Scottish heroin addicts runs March 9 through April 13 at the Elephant Theatre, with award-winning director Roger Mathey again at the helm.
For reservations and information, call 323-960-7785 or go to www.plays411.com/trainspotting


Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but her wit and wisdom left readers pining for more. Impro Theatre's Jane Austen UnScripted gives audiences a chance to imagine the other books she might have written. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. 
or contact Pasadena Playhouse Box Office
626-356-7529
Once again a special offer form Allied for us: Tracie Bennett you may remember from Coronation Street is now a Tony award nominee for this role - I hear it's spectacular!


 Don’t miss @Center Theatre Group’s END OF THE RAINBOW coming soon to the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles! Visit http://www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/ZING to get a
LIMITED TIME special offer - only good thru March 22!
Tickets to select performances are just $49/$59/$69 (Reg. 60/$70/$80).*

To order call 213.972.4400 and use code ZING or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/ZING
*Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. May not be combined with other offers. Available only for select performances and select sections. Available Tuesday - Friday evenings, and Sunday matinee between March 12 and 22, excluding March 20. Available sections include Mid Orchestra Rows R-W and Mezzanine Rows C-G.
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FITNESS AND SPORTS

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.  
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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


TAX TIME
April 15th is final date
to file 2012 Tax Returns
We get emails on a daily basis asking for an accountant who can handle both UK and USA accounts. Up until now we haven't been able to recommend anyone who can do both. Finally we found Selwyn at Gerber & Co. They have offices both here an the UK so the transition is pretty close to seamless! Email him here to discuss how he can help you through tax time. (Don't forget the fees accountants charge are often deductible! However they do charge a consultation fee - so please confirm that first)


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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
3/9/13


ARIES

Please keep a low profile this month as the planets are preparing to move forward swiftly .They will start benefiting you after the 17th. Best thing all round is start nothing you cannot finish before end of this month.
TAURUS
What a change in pace you are due for and in order to prepare for this
second wind you have to clear all unfinished tasks to make space for the new.
By the end of this month you will be able to chill out a little.

GEM
Time to plan a trip long or several shorter ones All of this is happening in the second part of the month. Until then make time to contact old friends who may be near or far. Your boss Mercury is still backwards until the 17th.

CAN
To not bend in the wind when its stormy weather can damage the tree and you are not remotely like the tree. Time to eat humble pie or you will be in worse shape if you are not pliant in some emotional situation you are dragging along behind!

LEO.
Mars the fire planet in Pisces for sure can will bring a situation to a head in
any financial area in your life or of those close to you. The good news is if you take
control now of what you can  you will be in good shape by April.

VIR
Any frustrations you have in any area of life most likely the work arena will not
get better by taking your frustrations out on others around you. Mercury your unpredictable boss going backwards is demanding you stay cool and calm.

LIB
You are ready to for a very new and much healthier life style and it’s right on  
time for the Spring arriving this week. Once decided, which is the hardest part you will be raring to go forward. You can reach out to a close friend who may not be saying too much but is not doing too good.

SCORP
A lot of good energy planets are gathered in your cousin sign of Pisces currently. As these are complimentary to you in several ways one in particular a  person of interest to you romantically will could in to your life just when you least expect.





SAG

Just watch that temper if things don’t always go the way you planned life is an adventure.
and you need to remember that child like quality which is so unique to you. You will be doing much better come end of March.

CAP
This could be the month that it all comes together or you let it go .You started this year with a solar eclipse in your sign which signals endings .Remember when one door closes another will swing open. By now you could be ready for very positive changes.

AQU
In mid March starts a new opportunity to travel and change your life in a different way to what you expected but none the less good. You are ready for those changes in a good way career or work wise.

PISC
You are reputed to be the most romantic soul and also the most sensitive and there are a lot of positive planets in your sign now .This means different things to each Pisces
and overall it is a most creative time. This can continue on for a long time ahead so get started creating what you desire.
This used to make me laugh back in 1999
when I was on my old fashioned macintosh - Enjoy!

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