Brits in LA Newsletter August 29th

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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! 

Where can I get one of these tents, Joe??

Hi Everyone
It has been another crazy week with Hurrican Irene on the East Coast and Sunset Junction Festival being cancelled. At least Notting Hill Carnival has seemed to run pretty smoothly. 
Don't forget if you have anything you want included in next weeks newsletter to email us at

Happy Birthday to Nick Jermyn, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Barratt Waugh, Jane Owen, Nadia Narotzky Danciger, Racheline. Emma Parkin, Nazrin Choudhury, Sheenagh McCarthy and Gabriel King!

If you are in the UK vote for our mate Bobby who is currently on Celebrity Big Brother!

Also please remember to keep cool and hydrated in this hot weather. I heard 2 tourists died last week out at Joshua Tree. It is very easy to get ill when you are not used to this weather!


Did you know that your Holiday insurance will only cover so much?

Health Insurance: As recent headlines have shown, monthly health insurance costs are increasing and 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 Business, Group and Individual health Insurance. I would highly recommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate not only your Health Insurance needs but rolling over 401K plans, Life Insurance options and establishing start-ups with full-service financial plans. He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthy insurance cost! Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939  or
Last weeks trip to see Iris was such a success that Craig and I have discussed starting a theatre group. Each month we will all choose a different show (panto, opera, ballet, musicals all inc.) and negotiate a group discount. We are thinking that the following show could be our next trip (considering Sept 15th). Email us if you want to participate and we will set up a group event.

The world premiere of 'Poor Behavior' is coming to the mark Taper Forum in LA for just $25 

September 7th to October 16th
And we have been offered discounted tickets to go - I think this will be our next theatre outing - If you cannot wait to get tickets -Click here for the discount offer
Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2:30 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30

See Poor Behavior for just $25! (Reg. $35-$45)
All performances from September 7-17!*
Call 213.628-2772 and mention code COUNTRY or purchase online at
A weekend in the country turns into a high stakes game of marital mixed doubles in this biting adult comedy that asks “Is it adultery if they already think you’ve done it?”
It’s Poor Behavior.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus) reunites with Tony Award® 
winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) in a volley of mischief and malice, morality and manipulation.
Starring Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers and Christopher Evan Welch.

For those of you who bought tickets to the show in Thousand Oaks for the Lythgoe Productions pantomime. This venue has been cancelled. Please contact your ticket agent for a refund
The show will be moved to the El Portal Theatre in NoHo 

Brits Breakfast Club 

Brits in LA and Industry Hollywood. Rsvp here. Don't forget to bring cash!! The price includes the Tax and Tip - so no need to leave anymore on the table unless you feel inclined to leave extra! I'm sure the waitstaff would appreciate it!

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!

Brits in LA member Ewan Chung has a show this week!


Los Angeles' own award-winning 18 MIGHTY MOUNTAIN WARRIORS Comedy Troupe is back in action at The Complex with the WORLD PREMIERE of "¡Asiático!" And this time they’re directed by renowned theater artist Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso) who will bring his years of comedy experience and a Latin flavor to the Asian American comedy of the Warriors. The resulting concoction can only be called "¡Asiático!" or “all things Asian!” in Spanish.

Directed by Herbert Siguenza
"¡Asiático!" is written and performed by Ewan Chung, Michael Chih Ming Hornbuckle, Golda Inquito, Diana Toshiko Greg Watanabe and Peter J. Wong. Additional material by Herbert Siguenza!
Sept 1-4, 2011
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday @8pm
$20 general
$15 students/seniors
$10 groups of 6 or more (contact
(ask for special group rates)
Sorry! No credit cards at the door!
Buy tickets at:
(use can use a credit card here!)

Click here for the account signing up FORM

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 Nominate a torch bearer for the 2012 Olympics!
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It’s not too late to nominate someone to be a Torchbearer!Lloyds TSB is offering you the chance to nominate someone you think deserves a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. If you know someone who’s made a difference in your community, whether it’s the parent who volunteers, the teenager helping young people in sport or the teacher who runs the after-school club, nominate them now at

You must be aged 12 years or over. Nomination process and terms and conditions apply. 


There is nothing more American than a county fair! I believe that is where Elvis got his start....
LA County Fair goes on all through September and has concerts, demolition derby, pig racing, fairground rides and all other kinds of madness. Goldstar are offering discounted tickets and I have heard that BLA member Michael Lipari is performing there also! We are thinking about organising a day trip. Will send info out very soon....
Need a bit of bling....or perhaps you have some to sell?


And for all those weekday warriors that can't make Tuesdays we are hosting Saturday Social. same brekkie menu as Tuesday but with 1/2 price mimosas (Bucks fizz)
at the later time of 10am
rsvp here

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

Looking for something fun (and free) to do tonight?


Welcome to MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES at Station Hollywood.
The 28th of August marks the weekend in which we celebrate what would have been the King of Pop’s 53rd birthday. In honor of the late Michael Jackson, F.A.M.E Los Angeles, The Notice Network, and W Happenings proudly features “This Is It” movie viewing celebration on Monday August 29th 2011 at Station Hollywood inside W Hollywood.
Born as the seventh child of nine children to Joseph and Katherine Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958. Starting his career with the Jackson Brothers which later came to be known as the Jackson 5, Michael fast became the perfect showman and received global recognition


It can be stressful looking for an apartment or a home especially if you are back and forth between London and LA. Meet Claudia, A Brit in LA who is more than happy to take away some of that house-hunting stress 
If you are looking to Sell, Buy or Lease a home…Please Contact Claudia Afshar today!!!  Claudia’s a top producing agent with “Afshar Properties” at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. Claudia, moved here from London, England many years ago and has helped many of the Brits find a lease, buy a home, sell and re sell their ongoing houses. Claudia has a lot of knowledge and experience in the real estate world from purchases to financing to building & repairing credit, plus much more! She understands what it is to be a Brit In LA!!! Contact her at: (310) 860-8861 or

Human League at the Hollywood Bowl this Friday
Duran Duran at Nokia Live September 27th
Mike Peters of Welsh band The Alarm at the El Rey 
Peter Hook  (of Joy Division) at the Music Box
Brit favourite Blondie at Club Nokia in Oct!
James Blake at the Music Box Sept 19th
Erasure at Hollywood Palladium Oct 1st
Def Leppard at the Gibson (Universal City)

Jesse J is on tour with Katy Perry. Buy your tickets here


Check out Florence on the cover of this months Japanese Vogue!



Paul Duddridge
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.  Email him at paul@entertainment
Thank you for all the reality show submissions. No more needed. All have been passed on to the producers, they or Paul will be in touch when there are more details.

In the meantime Channel 4 will be filming one of Paul's free shows / seminars on fame / the entertainment industry on the morning (10am ish) of Sep 12. Venue TBC. 
The UK TV series is exploring the nature of fame. 
The producers are keen to interview anyone at the seminar to find out about their careers and ambitions etc.  Anyone wanting to attend the seminar and be on camera please email Paul


Amanda rescued this cute little pup only to find that her landlord doesn't allow pets! Can anyone take him ? If so call Amanda on 3232029046

Time to get new headshots?

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS and OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY AT REASONABLE RATES: I will give you 5 looks for $100. You get the photos on a disc the same day. My e-mail is E-mail me for samples.
ACTOR REELS: Cut Fast and to order. If you have a reel that needs updating, I can help you do it so it looks great and professional. $100 per reel. 
some work I've done can be found here:


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 is:-


Need legal advice for issues back in the UK ? Then Anne at Child & Child is the person you need to speak to. She has already helped quite a few Brits in LA members with various disputes . If she can't help, she can point you in the right direction. Make sure to mention Brits in LA  as she is also a member!



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 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

If you are looking for a reasonably priced rental car contact fellow Brit Zoe at . She can get you in a vehicle for about $450 a month inc taxes!

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If I have forgotten to include someones post I apologize we get so many requests. I see lots of sublets on the Facebook page but please know we  don't endorse any of these listings and you should treat these like any other transactions by getting deposits and references beforehand. 

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Hope to see you at Breakfast this week!



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