Brits in LA Newsletter June 20th 2011

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If you need to lease a car but keep getting rejected due to lack of a credit score. You need to talk to Joe Seymour at Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica. They have found a loop hole and are offering the Foreign Business Professionals Leasing Plan . All you need is a social security number. Contact Joe on 310 266 8825 or email him at . He is a fellow Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you!

Adam Wood, Annie McCain Engman, Jon Geiger,Derek Smart, Lucy Foord, Gareth Richards, Neil Andrew Roberts, Nick Haley, Cyndi Shope, Ann Archer, Tony Karlsson, Sarabeth Schedeen, 
Geoffrey W. Stevens, Nina Gelb, Kate Steel, Chris Kim, Steven Brand and Francis Hellyer!
Hi Guys
Hope you are all well. It has been a busy week for us in the Brits in LA office. We are organizing lots of fun events for you all.


 ......we have Brits in LA Breakfast Club and are very excited to announce Industry Hollywood* have come on board as sponsors. Come stop in at Cecconis any Tuesday morning 930-1130. 
*We would like to thank Industry Hollywood for coming on board and sponsoring Breakfast Club. 
Watch a testimonal from one of their very satisfied customers Napoleon Ryan. Not only did they get him his working papers but they also got him signed to a major Hollywood agent

Industry Hollywood provides valuable advice and support through the process of making the move to L.A.
Richard Burke, the CEO of Industry Hollywood, has made this daunting and often stressful task an enjoyable part of the journey for many actors.
Richard also offers actors the opportunity to network with industry professionals on a 7 day devised and extremely unique Networking Week which takes place during the most pivotal times of the LA industry calendar. Pilot Season and Episodic Season.
Through these networking weeks, he has so far personally introduced over 300 actors to organisations such as The WilliamMorris Agency, MGM, Paramount and Warner Brothers, as well as the chance to work on a one on one basis with some of Hollywood’s A-list acting coaches including, Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Amy Lyndon, Paul Webber and Lesly Kahn
For more information visit their website at


We have Brits in LA Pub Quiz. We have upped to pot to $2 a head, so one lucky team will be going home with the cash prize. RSVP here If anyone has any extra prizes they want to donate, tickets to their show or wooden spoons! Please contact me at
Stick around as Gayle Day has booked some great bands to follow the quiz . Cody Crump and Lovechild Zombie will both be performing. Should be a great night!


is our Summer Roast Lunch at Cecconis. Click here for full details and make sure to call the restaurant to reserve your spot. I think we have got one of the best deals in town. 2 courses, free beer, valet parking al for $35 including tax and tip!

Manchester City v LA Galaxy

We have negotiated discount tickets and are organising a bus from Hollywood so we can all have a few drinks. Click here for all the details. If you already have season tickets you can just purchase a bus ticket, or if you want to make your own way there you can purchase an entrance ticket from us too. Will be lots of fun!

Royal couple are visiting soon and Prince William will be playing in a charity polo match. If you want to attend click here for full details 

Britain With Love film series has started. Read Craig's review of Toast here 
For the rest of the schedule click here

Please 'like' Golf in the Kingdom . A great book that is now a film starring lots of British actors. 

Mark wants to share this with all of you
We're so excited to announce that we're going to live stream 11 theatre shows from the Hollywood Fringe this week! We've set up the site to host the event and it's up and ready to go. The first show is on Wednesday.
There is a discount code
BLA getting you a couple of dollars off the minimal ticket price, just go to and enter the code. First come first served!

Emrhys Cooper is starring in Entertaining Mr Sloane. For full info click here

Arctic Monkeys at the Hollywood Bowl
Steve Cooke at the Viper Room this Thursday. 
ASK for the happy hour specials.Guests will have access to the entire venue.Please mention Steve Cooke at the door and bring your flyer for reduced entry price.

Congratulations to Sir Bruce ! It has been announced that Bruce Forysth is to finally receive that special tap on the shoulder. Click here

Congratulations also to BLA member Michelle Collins, who has just started work on Coronation St!

Wimbledon has started. Where will you be watching the finals? Post on the Brits in LA FB page if you fancy making a day of it

'Words & Wardrobe' launches in LA!
Journalist Lisa Marks and stylist Henny Letailleur, both Brits in LA, have teamed up to form 'Words & Wardrobe', a boutique agency offering LA-based shoot production, styling and interviews. W&W are on a recession-busting mission to save UK and Australian magazines, production companies, record labels and design houses money by not having to fly their creative teams to LA. We'll do it for you - and we'll do it well! We also work with LA-based businesses to pitch stories and shoots internationally. We already have a fat contacts book but are looking to expand our talented roster of reliable creatives. If you're interested in our services, or are a photographer, make-up artist, hair stylist, fashion pr or style house, or have access to fab locations or studio space, email Lisa and Henny at Visit our Facebook page 

ADs, Discounts & Recommendations

Talk to Joe about pre-ordering the new 2012 Beetle
If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him at
Click here for the signing up FORM

*Lloyds TSB International - Britain's most trusted bank- catering to Los Angeles' expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. for more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail and mention Brits in LA.

Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold.

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored our Royal Wedding Party and 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. or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.

Joe Adams; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email

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

RENTAL CARS My neighbour recommended Economy Rental Cars to me and it seems like they have very competitive pricing. Run by a Brit (Zoe from Manchester)
rates they are as follows starting at $16.95 - $20.00 per day including taxes, weekly rates start at $118 per week and monthly start at $450.00 . I haven't tried them for myself but I trust my neighbours judgement.

Have you signed up for Fellow Brits in LA are offering us amazing discounts on Alcohol and table service at all the top places in LA - Sign up using this link to not miss out on all the offers: Sign up this week and enter the promo code "free drink' to get $10 off your first Bevvy purchase. Brits in LA members run this site, so you know they have your best drinking interests at heart! They have a deal for Steel Panther tonight too!

Need a website?

We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk's official site! Personal Service, Professional Designs is our slogan and if you ask anyone who has had a site design by us they will tell you our service is second to none. We look forward to creating a site for you, plus you will all benefit from a Brits In LA discount, Check  out our Brits In LA section on our site for details and

Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less. I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options."

Just landed? Need to lease or buy a place? British ex-pat Juliette Hohnen can find you a home anywhere in LA from Malibu, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Venice to Pasadena, as well as guest houses and short-term furnished rentals. To learn more about me visit, call me at 323 422 7147, or email me at

Galvin Benjamin has opened it’s doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069

James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 50% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts for the first 3 months - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email

Interested in your movie career being helped as part of a new show? Casting actors / writers / directors who need help for a new reality show. 

As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he also produced shows for BBC and ITV.
His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. First consultation is free. 
Paul Duddridge is also offering 20% discount  BritsinLa referrals. 

Health Insurance: Rates are increasing in the coming months as you may have seen in recent news.
Now is an ideal time to review or amend your current health insurance plan to avoid or minimize these increases. Adam Beach is highly experienced with both Group/Business and Individual health Insurance. I would highlyrecommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate your insurance options.He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthy insurance cost! Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939 or

A Special Interior Decorating & Feng Shui Consulting Offer to the lovely members of Brits in LA!

Interiors by Audrey VanderStek is offering 25% off of her first hour of services to all members of Brits in LA! Because your environment affects everything that is going on in your daily life, you will experience a transformation through the beauty of Decor and the intuitive art of Feng Shui. 
Whether you want to work with what you already own or start anew, Audrey will help you bring in happiness, harmony and prosperity.  Her integrative approach combines understanding you, your space and then together creating an environment that not only looks amazing but feels amazing. 
It will be a space YOU feel good to be in, live in, work in and call home.
Contact Audrey today! 
phone:  310.733.8574

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