Brits in La Newsletter August 1st

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Are you having trouble buying or leasing a car due to non existent credit?  If so 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 and a valid visa. 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!  I got my VW Jetta in less than a week and the whole process was pretty easy.

Scroll to the bottom to see other deals and discounts offered to our members, from Lloyds/TSB, Galvin Benjamin Hair Salon, Economy Rentacar, Roxbury Jewelry, Paul Duddridge (acting coach), Platinum Web Design and 3 immigration lawyers who all offer free consultations.

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all having a great week? 
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Breakfast Club on Saturdays for  those of you who can't make the Tuesdays. Seeing as it is the weekend, Cecconi's have also thrown in half price Mimosa! So look out for your your invite for Brits Saturday Social Club, not to be confused with our Tuesday Breakfast Club which is happening tomorrow!

Breakfast Club presented to you by Brits in LA and Industry Hollywood. Rsvp here .Don't forget to bring cash!! 

ARE YOU STUCK IN THE UK dreaming of making the move to LA?
Industry Hollywood can help! Fellow Brit, Richard Burke offers two great services where he not only guides you step by step through this daunting process during his 0-1 visa Seminars but he has also developed a unique Networking Week here in LA, which offers actors the opportunity to meet with the big agencies as well as one on one acting coaching with some of the very best in town (Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Amy Lyndon, Paul Webber and Lesley Kahn) . Their services aren’t limited to the acting profession, so if you are thinking about making the move don’t hesitate to get in touch!
For more information about Industry Hollywood please visit their website and watch their video of testimonals, I spotted lots of satisfied Brits in LA members!. Or email . Hope to see you in LA soon!

If you haven't bought your Royal Wedding china yet, now is your chance as Jean at Oh Fancy That! is offering 20% off thru Thursday. I saw they just had a huge delivery of steak and kidney pies too, so definitely worth making the trip over the hill!

I was very excited to receive the latest copy of the Walford Gazette in my mailbox last week. Imagine my delight when I saw my name printed in there too! My review of the fabulous Walford State of Mind was reprinted for all the US Eastenders fans to read! If you want to subscribe to the newspaper, click here

Amy from TOWIE

Bit o' Culture.....
Talking of English telly. For those of you The Only Way is Essex fans, you can now be Vajazzled in West Hollywood! They are currently offering 50% off too! Click here to decorate your bits at a discount!

Have you been to Shakespeare in the park yet? This week you can watch a performance of Love's Labour's Lost. Visit the website for the full summer schedule or like their FB page here . I think a few Brits in LA members (hopefully me too!) are planning to go on Saturday, so post on the wall if you feel like tagging along. Bring a picnic and something warm to wear as it can get a bit nippy.

LA Theatre Works have an amazing line up for the upcoming year!
Alfred Molina in Copenhagen Nov 17-20 tix now on sale
Matthew Rhys in look back in anger march 15-18 tix now on sale
Frost /Nixon featuring Stacy Keach /James Marsters April 19-22-2012
The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan featuring Martin Jarvis, Ian Ogilvy and Joanne Whalley
I know the dates seem far off, but it is really worth buying as soon as you can. I'm sure someone in the group will take them off your hands if you find closer to the time that you can't make it :)

"Cats" for Cats: A Celebrity Concert to Benefit Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a local non-profit rescue organization. The currently scheduled lineup includes: Kevin McHale (Glee), James Cromwell (Babe), Peter Gallagher (Covert Affairs), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad),  Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Fred Willard (Best in Show), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), Mandy Moore and the So You Think You Can Dance dancers and fellow Brit in LA Ioan Gruffudd (Ringers). Click here to buy tickets. Show is on August 6th

POT LUCK POLO EXHIBITION GAME AND LUNCH organised by BLA member Ebe Sievwright and he wants to invite you all!
Ebe in action
Message from Ebe "As ever I have professionals from all around the world coming to play in the demo game and there will also be lessons and a BBQ pot luck lunch at the beautiful facilities..

You're are encouraged to bring any friends and family, and also children and dogs (on a leash!)
Its open invite and free to attend but as usual we like you to bring some food for the lunch - a dish/salad/pasta/paté/pudding, meat for the BBQ or just a bottle of wine etc...
Here are the full details for those of you on facebook 
Please join the group and like the page will keep you updated..If you can't get to that then you can find the address etc here "

Check out Brits in LA member Katherine McEwan in the new movie Alien Armaggeddon. You can order on V.O.D . Well done Katherine!

I have been playing L.A Noir recently and couldn't help but notice this billboard....!

PERSONAL REQUEST - a friend of mine is looking for a sublet in the Hermosa Beach/Redondo area from Aug 8th to Sept 8th. If anyone knows of anything can you drop me a line at . Thank you!

If any of you have anything you want to share with the group, please send info over to and we will try our best to include in the next newsletter.

AD's, Discounts and Deals
Please keep in mind that Brits in LA are not responsible for any transactions made through the group (good or bad) 

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.

Click here for the signing up FORM

Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold. The following three offer free consultations for Brits in LA members

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.

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

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

I always thought Ed was a diamond geezer, and I was right as his lovely wife Lauren wants you all to come in and check her out diamond and jewelry store, Roxbury Jewelry. Mention Brits in LA for extra special treatment 

RENTAL CARS  Economy Rental Cars 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! 

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


Galvin Benjamin, 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 25% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts - 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. 

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  1. I love you lot! Even though the Valley group are closer to me! I am a loyal to Brits in LA. I might go to the occasional Valley group but I do see so many silly problems arising. So I shall stay a faithful member to BInLA and may occasionally check out the Valley group just because they are closer to me. I do like the idea tthat you have changed the Brekky group to Saterdays which will be so much more easier to get to. Love you ALL Craig and Eileen you are Fab.... Ann Archer sorry I had no idea how to do this post

  2. Thanks Eileen for the mention. Jean

  3. Thanks guys! We are hoping to host an event in the Valley very soon, so watch this space...
    ps Breakfast will continue to be on Tuesdays and we have ADDED Saturdays. So twice a week, so come when you can! x


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