Newsletter September 19th 2011

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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! 
If you have dealt with joe seymour you can rate him here

Hi Breeps,
SKYDIVING was insanely incredible check the video out below to see what you missed
This was my second jump and I think I was more nervous than the time before as I knew what to expect. But all in all there is nothing quite like it -- I highly recommend it if you have visitors in town - a real unique experience - Contact Skydive Lake Elsinore @ to book your tandem jump. If you are not doing anything on Tuesday night I'm on the box CBS NCIS:LA 9pm in LA playing a Romanian Crime-ster - check out a clip of the episode here...

Well enough about me... there are some really fun things coming up for the Brits... From Wine Tasting trip, Some great Brit bands playing, Erasure, Duran Duran to name a few. Our Halloween Party is on Oct 31st in conjunction with PaliHouse. So save the date. Hope you are all having a great week? 


Click here for the Lloyds international account 
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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.

Goldstar are offering a great deal for the County Fair

It's the final two weeks of the L.A. County Fair, and this exciting two-pack ticket offer gets you and a companion admission into the fair on the date of your choice, along with a pair of carnival wristbands that are good for unlimited rides (restrictions apply, see details below) — all for just $67 ($33.50 per person)! The largest of its kind, the L.A. County Fair boasts a huge variety of entertaining and educational attractions, as well as countless food and drink options. And in addition to hosting the nation's biggest midway, the carnival area sports more than 70 rides — which you and your partner in good-times can ride as much as you like. Learn More
Tuesday Brits Breakfast Club 

Brits in LA and Industry Hollywood present BBC. 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 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 testimonials, I spotted lots of satisfied Brits in LA members!. Or email . Hope to see you in LA soon!


Looking for a broker to talk you through all the confusing babble in the world of Insurances in America ?


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)
rsvp here


Join us as we take a coach and drive  up the Ventura coast to the Old Creek Ranch for an afternoon of wine tasting and picnic. .  Space is limited to 35 so RSVP here We will make a pick up in the valley too.


Need a car for a month or lease? and don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental prices
Then Speak to fellow Brit ZOE about 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   Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
Contact Economy Rent-a-car 

We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk'


Boy bands don't die they just get reinvented every 10 years or so... meet Take that, sorry... I mean ONE Direction (xfactor runner-ups) as they burst into the top spot this week with the very catchy "what makes you beautiful" Maroon Five hang on with that Jagger song, The beautiful Pixie Lott is at 3  - Why isn't she big in America YET? Olly Murs hosts the X-tra Factor in the UK is doing quite well for himself in the charts at 4. And the 'edgy' girl group Saturdays round out the top 5 with "All Fired up".

One Direction larking about on the beach in their number one video "What Makes You beautiful"

  1. 3 clips available
  2. status2Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera) - Maroon 5
    Maroon 5Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)non-mover 5 weeks in chart [A&M/Octone]
  3. status3All About Tonight - Pixie Lott
    Pixie LottAll About Tonightdown 2 2 weeks in chart [Mercury]9 clips available
  4. status4Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks) - Olly Murs
    Olly MursHeart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)up 2 4 weeks in chart [Epic/Syco Music]13 clips available
  5. status5All Fired Up - The Saturdays
    The SaturdaysAll Fired Updown 2 2 weeks in chart [Polydor]

The English Concert - Baroque Variations
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 8:00PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, conductor/harpsichord
Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Biber: Sonata No. 6
Purcell: Songs
Purcell: Airs & Dances from King Arthur
Muffat: Passacaglia from Sonata V
Purcell: Scenes from The Fairy Queen

One of Britain’s greatest composers, Henry Purcell, whose life was as brief as Mozart’s, is featured on this wonderful program by the venerable English Concert. Brilliant German countertenor Andreas Scholl is entrusted with the vocal examples of Purcell’s inspired art.

Presented by the LA Phil. For tickets and information, visit

Irish band SUDDYN are playing at the Viper Room this Friday only $10 tickets  Click here to RSVP
Suddyn (pronounced Sudden - Those Irish!!)
Noel Gallagher is playing at UCLA Royce Hall in November
The Kooks are playing here in Dec. Tickets on sale 
Erasure Oct 1st Hollywood Palladium Tickets here
Jesse J is on tour with Katy Perry. Buy your tickets here
Duran Duran at the Nokia Theatre in September
Back in the day 
Bryan Ferry Oct 15th at the Greek - Get tickets here
Gaelic Storm The Irish band are playing the troubadour Oct 29th - tickets
Brits in LA member Gus Farwell will perform a Charity Benefit Concert next month, You may remember him as the Tenor who performed at our  Word cup Event last year. The event is for Breast Cancer Awareness and takes place on Sunday Oct 2nd - Tickets are limited and are selling fast - Purchase yours here
Moby is to join Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) for his LA shows . Click here for tickets 
Morrissey is playing in november Buy tickets here

get in front of  30-40 top music industry people there to help YOU.

Our NEXT EXPO is October 6-8, 2011 at the FABULOUS OMNI INTERLOCKEN RESORT in Broomfield/Boulder CO!

Register by Phone by Calling 970.259.9747 or CLICK HERE to See and Print Out the Registration Form.

More About The Expo

"If I could only say one thing to describe the Durango Expo experience, it would be this. After being a professional writer for almost 20 years, it unfortunately gets harder and harder to be impressed by music in general. But at each Durango event I’ve attended, I had specific moments of listening to Artist showcases & Pro/Legends Writers rounds that gave me this old familiar feeling in my chest and reminded me of why I wanted to be a songwriter in the very beginning. That inspiration, for me, is worth everything." --Trina Harmon, Hit Songwriter and The Artist Coach

Have you seen"THE DEBT" yet with HELEN MIRREN - IT'S FANTASTIC!!! - Co-written by Matthew Vaughan (Layer Cake, X-Men - First Class) and directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) Try to catch it before it leaves the big screen

This was a fantastic book about the life and times of Welsh drug runner Howard Marks. Brit in LA director Bernard Rose has now brought it to the screen. Now playing at the Nuart  West LA


Visit the website for more info

OCT 17th is the opening night of the Bel Air Film Festival
and they have a special night for us BRITS IN LA - Free screening and free entry to the  after party with complimentary wine - on Sat Oct 15th at 430pm - Click here for more details

The Bel-Air Film Festival is approaching next month. The festival would like to invite Brits in LA members to a special free screening and complimentary wine tasting for an incredible Documentary called Discover the Gift. The film includes a Q & A by famous director Demien Lictenstein.

They would also like to offer VIP Festival Passes (pass to our entire festival) to all Brits in LA members for $35. Our tickets are normally priced at a $200. The  code is FILMFEST which members can use when purchasing tickets. This also includes the opening night gala at the Skirball Cultural Center.  They have also just added an incredible performer called, “Jessie and the Toy Boys,” to perform opening night. She has been opening for Britney Spears for her Femme Fatal Tour. Our film panel will be hosted by many well known executives including Palak Patel (producer of Alice and Wonderland/Oz the Great)


Discounted tickets available use the code'BARGIN' for 55% off ticket price thru the end of the run.

use the word 'LETUSIN' for 100% off this Friday (trying to pack the house for some bigwig)
tickets normally run anywhere from 35 - 65 bucks

BRITS IN LA member Andrew Ableson is in a fantastic play playing Jesus - and is giving you a special offer - if you type in FRIEND when purchasing tickets you'll get 1/2 price tickets

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.


Shhhhh... it's SILENT DISCO complete with wireless headphones this is pretty awesome!

For the next 4 Saturdays at Palihouse on the roof! RSVP to to get on the list 

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


If you're in the market to buy, sell or lease a home in the South Bay, call Ken Adam of Shorewood Realtors on 310.739.7050. Ken has lived in the South Bay since 1978 when he moved over from Fulham in London. He was one of the original owners of Besties, the legendary Hermosa Beach pub, with George Best and Bobby MacAlinden. Since earning his real estate license in 1985, Ken has been a consistent top producer in his marketplace - specifically the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Torrance and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Free consultation and 20% OFF for guidance in the Entertainment business
Paul Duddridge
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. 


I recently had to ship a dog across the country and used a great animal transportation service called Pacific Pet . Ryan who works there was fab and told me they transport animals to and from the UK (as well as the rest of the world) on an almost daily basis . So if you need to get your pet home contact him at or call him 310 318 5702 x 203. they also have a reality show starting soon , get more info here 


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"I got my hair cut last week by James and have had loads of compliments - He's a wizard with the scissors' - Craig - Brits in LA
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 an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. 

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

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.

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We unfortunately lost one of our fine young actors to Lymphoma this past week - Spartacus' Andy Whitfield. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family at this time.
R-I-P Andy



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