Brits in LA Newsletter April 25th, 2014






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EDITOR'S LETTER

Hey Breeps!

It's here... not quite yet...


Hot topics this week. Primark or Prim-ani (play on Armani) as it is commonly referred to is set to grace US shores -No date set for L.A. just yet - but the flagship will be in Boston. Bit of a trek, but it will make the missus happy no doubt. Our American friends won’t have a clue what it is I’m talking about. Primark is a popular UK chain of clothing stores,on a budget. Think Sam’s, Michael’s or Marshall’s here, but way, way, way cheaper. You can get a whole outfit, including shoes for $100 and throw in a bottle of aftershave too. Now all this comes with a warning, these said items are not very well made and may only last you one washing cycle, so be prepared for them to fall apart after a night out of boogie (or whatever you kids call it these days, Twerking?) but joining the ranks of previous outlets, Topshop and H&M, the Brits cannot wait for Primark to make it’s mark in on the west coast. 



Also questions on Driver’s License, social security card applications and passports. - So we made a blogpost just for you guys so it’s all in one place.  check it out l

Britweek is all a flutter, and we are excited to be co-hosting a screening and after party for Amanda Eliasch’s movie “The Gun, The cake & The Butterfly” at the Arclight Cinema on Monday in association with Jaguar and Genlux magazine. All of our key members are invited to come along and enjoy the exclusive after party. I was fortune to sit down and have lunch with Amanda last week at The Ivy, and she is a truly remarkable lady. A beautiful, creative, unique butterfly herself.
Me with Sean Borg and Amanda Eliasch

Well cheeky Bingo was such a huge success that we are making it a weekly event. Come join us after the game at around 930pm for free rounds and chances to win great prizes. Come early to get a good seat. The Parlor Hollywood WITH Spank mistress - Bettina Brighton!
cheeky bingo every Thursday at 10pm at The Parlor

Also The Vortex is still playing and my good friend Bruno Tonioli from Dancing with the Stars came to support us on opening night. Actress Shannon Holt, who plays Florence in the play was beside herself as she is a huge fan of his. We have a few weeks remaining so come down, enjoy the ride, enjoy the ocean view and come see some great theatre in Malibu. - Tix available at www.plays411.com use the code BLA for a $10 discount and a free drink at interval. Doesn’t get any better than that. 
Me with lead acres Shannon Holt and Bruno Tonioli


 Check out Catherine Siggins' review here.


Cheers

Craig



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NEED TO RENT AN AFFORDABLE CAR?

Need a car for a month or longer? Don't want to pay the big brand car-rental
prices? If you need a runaround to get from A to B, 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 -9am-5pm M-F 
and Sat by appointment after hours service 818-429-7073   
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Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes...
She has helped many Brits in LA membersAlso now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles **Rates may vary depending on distance.


JOB OPPS



  IN A BAND?? LIVING IN LA??
UK TV Show looking for bands in California! Would be great to find a UK band here in LA, we can promote you stuff on our TV show, NubTV. Or if you're a brit and in a band here...that works too. Email Brandon at texas512@gmail.com with contact information and any music video links. This is non paid, but great exposure on our SKY TV channel and FilmOn.com


Don't forget to check out all our pages on Facebook.
New Brits in LA Key Member Discount! 
New Key member discount from Scream Famous Clothing !
10% off on the rock band tee's, 20 percent off on the vintage jewelry and clutch bags 
and selective jewelry and 40% off on customs ugg boots
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British Pathé - YouTube

The archives have been released for your viewing pleasure! 

What are some of your faves?


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 DO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? 
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP HAS BEEN PUSHED TO APRIL 15TH!!
DID YOU KNOW YOU STILL HAVE TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE AS A RESIDENT?
Adam Beach as already helped countless Brits in LA members get affordable insurance and come January every US resident must carry insurance or they will have to pay a large penalty at the end of the year. 
To find out more information you can reach him on 310 414 2100 or 
email him at info@beachfinancialgroup.comHe also can help with travel insurance, 
including those of you who are not residents here.

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We are constantly updating our Brits Gigging in LA page.

New Order - July 13th - Greek Theatre.


TREADING THE BOARDS


THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS
The Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical
Ahmanson Theatre April 22-Jun 1
Use discount code BROADWAY for discounted tickets.  Click here to purchase.

Noel Coward's "The Vortex"
 The Malibu Playhouse runs until May 18th.
is getting great reviews.Check out Catherine Siggins' review here.
Use the code 'BLA' for $10 discount and a FREE glass of wine. Get your tickets here.

Letters from Zora

Starring: Vanessa Bell Calloway

The Pasadena Playhouse39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

May 10 - 18, 2014
Save 25%* On Tickets!
Use Code: ZORA25

THE LION IN WINTER
STARRING BRIT IAN BUCHANAN


The special "Brits in LA" discount that we are offering is $10 off any ticket price (excluding Opening Night and Closing Night Shows) as long as they say that are with Brits in LA when they call to make a reservation.  Ticket reservations can be made by phone when you call 818-558-7000 - this info is on the website as well.  Just be sure to say you are with Brits of LA.  


DOCTOR ANONYMOUS
starring Matt Crabtree
Zephyr Theatre
Runs through to May 4th



STUDIO FRED IS NOW OPEN!

VOCAL STUDIO in the Hollywood Hills (near Studio City/Universal City)
Available for voice over & vocal/guitar/keyboard tracking (anything but drums)
$350 (day rate)  
Please Contact Gayle:  
Gayle@EasyTigerMgt.com
*now accepting credit cards*
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OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

PALIHOUSE SUNDAY BRUNCH 
Come join us - 11am onwards
Brits in LA will be hosting this every Sunday! 
Come join us!
RSVP HERE
They serve a great brunch/lunch every Sunday
Free Sausage Rolls with your main course! And drinks specials on Pimms Cups!


BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB

Sponsored by NEXT STOP LAX 

$15 inc. Tax and Tip -  Breakfast Club sponsored by NextStopLAX
Now $15 for English Breakfast too and free valet parking!
Cecconi's very popular Egg's Benedict
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for entertainment industry professionals transitioning to living and working in the USRelocating Entertainment Professionals.Next Stop LAX. Every day our team of experts assists entertainment professionals from all over the world in making the major transition toward 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.

PUB QUIZ at The Pikey!

Tuesday, April 29th
RSVP HERE

#TBT CHEEKY BINGO!!

Thursday May 1st 
We are hosting a new weekly bingo night, Thursday at The Parlor on Melrose.  This will be anything but your typical night at the Bingo Halls.  Join the Facebook page, dig out your dabbers and come along!
JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP FOR FULL DETAILS HERE

At 'The Pikey' on Sunset Blvd at Stanley. They are giving 25% off entire bill for Key Members only must show Brits in LA key fob for you and 1 guest only.
Free Range Local Organic Produce. They serve this yummy menu every week.
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LETS SHOW THE WORLD WE DON'T HAVE BAD TEETH! 
(Now, we live in LA ;-))


We are always being asked about good dentists and I 'd like to introduce you to  Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon and Dr. Kimberley Knopf.
Who are offering  Special Offers exclusively for Brits in LA Members!
At-Home Bleaching with Custom trays and 2 tubes Bleaching product $99
Dental Prophy and Bite-wing check-up x-rays and comprehensive Exam $99
Invisalign $3900 
(must be free of active decay and infection), 
case must be approved by treating doctor.
All of these deals are applicable to insurance patients.
Click here to visit their website and book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach their office by calling 310-275-5325

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THE ACTORS PULSE
Do you have a passion for acting? Are you serious about realizing your potential as an actor? Come and explore your imagination, text, physicality & emotionality  through techniques learned from the inspirational & internationally renowned acting coach Larry Moss. James Donovan will be teaching the class, beginning 4/15 every Tues. night from 7pm onwards at the renowned Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd. in West Los Angeles. James has worked extensively with Larry for many years and is passionate about actors and the craft of acting. The classroom is a safe environment where you can take risks as an actor and grow into your true potential. "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Your introductory class is free.

MORE MEMBERS NEWS & EVENTS

Meet Clive Pearson from Pulloxhill, who moved to LA twenty-three years ago to further career prospects, and to chase tail so he says!  


JANETTE BECKMAN
Rebel Cultures : Punks, Rap and Gangs
Big Daddy Kane: Janette Beckman
Runs through till May 19th
Click here for full details
*Must See!!
Loaded bar - 6377 HOLLYWOOD BLVD 90028
Tuesday April 29th 9pm
Sayers club - 1645 WILCOX AVE 90028
Thursday 5th June 9pm
Thursday 12th June 9pm
Thursday 19th June 9pm
Thursday 26th June 9pm
All shows are free entry via rsvp via Facebook/deluka

If you're an Alfred Hitchcock fan, then have we got a treat for you...
From April 10 - May 15 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, the great director’s classic films, such as North By Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much and To Catch A Thief will be screened along with a number of infrequently screened Hitchcock movies such as 
Rich and Strange, The Skin Game and Number 17.
The special season is co-presented by the American Cinematheque and BAFTA LA's Special Events Committee whose co-chairman Sandro Monetti will be introducing some of the films.

Entourage: The Movie has recently been filming around LA. See locations from that film as well as from Argo, Iron Man 3, Saving Mr Banks and many more on Celebrity Insider Sandro Monetti's Movie Locations Tour of LA. Next availability Sat April 26 at 2pm.  Book here: http://www.tourificescapes.com/tours/celebrity-insider-tour/


Opening April 25 and playing for a week at Arena Cinema at Theatre of Arts, Hollywood. This award winning, cool British sci-fi film The Machine, stars Toby Stephens. Ticket info here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-machine-massively-cool-fangoria-tickets-11291951531

Thinking of moving to L.A. and need a visa or a green card?


GIL BRITO of  BELTRAN BRITO IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY'S.


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 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
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JC says "I have 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 or perfect body as you imagine it to be. In home or on location with all equipment provided. Rates $75 - $100 per session 
JC is a certified Fitness Expert with Body, Your Design Personal Training and contributor for Brits in LA.
read his latest Fitness tips and advice here 

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Unique things to do...

Memorabilia of Princess Diana and the 
Royal Family on The Queen Mary
Get discounted tickets through GOLDSTAR For only $14! 
Runs through to April 30

THE GETTY HAVE THIS GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO QUEEN VICTORIA
February 4–June 8, 2014 at the Getty Center
Click here for ticket info 
If you are in London at the end of the month, make sure to go check out Blues in the Night starring the very talented Brits in LA member Paulette Ivory!
April 24th - May 4th
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A Demo Reel or Showreel, is one of the most powerful tools an actor can have. Unprofessional or lazy editing will make the project look cheap and will reflect badly on you. 

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10% off for all Brits in LA members
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Click here for her Ehow video on how to stop hair loss.
FITNESS AND SPORTS

Yogaworks HAS opened in Hollywood
I finally tried out this great deal- I simply love it.
Give me a shout if you are nervous going alone- you can tag along with me!

Great deal from Yogaworks for Brits in LA members
$100 sign up fee waived plus one free weeks trial ! If you choose to continue after your 1 free week you will get a discount on the monthly fee. Prices vary from location to location but will be about $15 off
 (except Santa Monica locations and Studio City, at this time) 
Visit their website to find a location near you. And don't forget to print off this flyer to get this fab deal!
 http://yogaworks.com/

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PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON 
Where to watch?!
The following pubs usually show the games.
Call in advance to confirm. 
Cock 'n Bull - Santa Monica (310) 399-9696
Fox & Hound - Studio City (818) 763-7837
Rock and Reilly's  - West Hollywood (310) 360-1400
White Harte- Woodland Hills (818) 224-3822

 The Patriates FC
Made up of Brits in LA members!
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook
and click here for their match schedule. 

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 

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ACTING CAREER COACH

PAUL DUDDRIDGE
"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!

As a producer / agent in the UK, Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment. Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon etc. He is now one of the most sought after acting coaches in Los Angeles with a reputation for turning around careers.
He helps numerous actors, comedians, directors etc with acting, coaching and visas.
contact http://www.entertainmentcoach.com or paul@entertainmentcoach.com
First consultation is free. Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount. visit www.acting.fm

FINANCES
Need to transfer cash internationally?
Try Torfx

Don't get frazzled with your bookkeeping have a 
pro do it for you.
Lisa has helped many Brits in LA members with their book keeping needs 
call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Tarot and astrology! She is offering the following discounts
Brits in LA members $85
Brits in LA Key Members $75


Something for the weekend..





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