BLA BLA BLA Newsletter Sept 10. 2012

Contact  Joseph Seymour about how you can get into a VW. There are many options for ex-pats. Joe has all the answers you will need. He has helped so many members already and will give you the best deal in town whether you are buying or leasing. Contact him on 310 266 8825 or by email.

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Hello Breeps
Seems like a lot of you had a blast at THE INBETWEENERS screening last week. We are so happy to be able to bring you these free screenings through out the year. A few more screenings coming up this week, see below for the details. And Thanks to Brandon Smith for hosting this months pub crawl. Look out for next month's - I feel it might be around Halloween so make sure you have your costume at the ready!!!!
Meanwhile, we have been working on hard on some major developments here at the BLA Hub!
Our Christmas party is going to be Epic. We have decided upon a Dickens theme this year. We are also launching the Brits in LA Charity called The UKares foundation and we will be presenting a couple of Community awards to two very deserving members of our community. Details to be revealed within the upcoming weeks.
Don't be a scrooge this Christmas - Make it a
BLAddy good one!

Speaking of charity, one of my favorite bands and charities PLAYING FOR CHANGE have a very special night called PLAYING FOR CHANGE DAY.

Encouraging musicians all around the world to play for change on this day and support the good cause. This event is set in Sunset's iconic spot ON THE ROX and hosted by my good friend Becky Jungmann. It promises to be a great night of music and fundraising - It's Sat 21st of September
Get your tickets here

The PFC Foundation in their ongoing movement to bring music education to children all over the world.  Music, after all...  is the universal language! visit there website here
Check out the band - Stand by me

Now you may have noticed a movement on our Facebook page...a little rumbling... a little tingling, as
I set up our own Brit friendly dating site called Bringles - request to join - we have a no nutters policy. So join in the action before we set our first big date.

And lastly, How proud was I of the London hosted Paralympics Games. It was so nice to see much attention on the courage and dedication of these disabled athletes from all over the world. Coldplay closed us out (see below) and the torch passed on to Brazil. 
The Royal Mail released a set of commemorative stamps honoring
the Olympians. Photography by my friends Anderson & Low.
I wanted to say a huge thank you to Richard Burke and all at Industry Hollywood, who sponsored Brits Breakfast for the last 18 months. They have helped an awful lot of you in the Hollywood Industry and have been really great to work with. We wish them all the best and continued great success.

Don't forget we are always looking for contributors to add our blog. So if you have some good stories, interviews, reviews you would like to share, contact us at

Cheers Craig

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Thinking of moving to LA, need a visa?
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

Or are you....

One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company recommendations. We have heard great things from a lot of you about these guys. Visit their website here 

"We loved this - Simply one of the best things to do in LA"
Brits in LA member Mark Skinner runs a helicopter tour company that offers trips all over Orange County and LA and through the high rises in downtown. He is offering you all a 15% discount. This is an amazing thing to do especially if you have guests visiting .
Visit the website for pricing and tour routes
They start at around $80, so with the Brits in LA discount that is cheaper than a cab to the airport!

We are pleased to introduce our Breakfast Club sponsor NextStopLAX .
NextStopLAX specializes in attaining working visas for entertainment industry professionals, actors, singers, dancers, models, musicians, producers and directors, all of whom are considered to be individuals of extraordinary ability. We assist International Talent in complying with the complexities of US Immigration requirements. Our in-house legal experts along with our history and expertise in the field, allows us to help you in acquiring the necessary working papers you need to start your new life in the US. Our clients benefit from our streamlined Visa coordination service, along with our proprietary software which employs state of the art technology in the visa process. Our proprietary software improves our ability to expedite your case efficiently, whilst allowing our clients to have 24/7 online access to their own individual case. We are proud to say that NextStopLAX is renowned for its zealous and creative advocacy on behalf of its clients.

Visit the NextStopLAX website for more information here



starring Brits in LA member Amanda Fleming
Thursday, September 13th
Arclight Hollywood
6360 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thursday, September 20th
The Landmark West
10850 West Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90064

RSVP to ALEX TROTTA here stating which date you would like to attend

WEDNESDAY 21st September
AMC Burbank 16
125 East Palm Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502



For those Brits that have to work during the week come and join us for a fully earned half price Mimosa brunch - Same great deal as Tuesdays BBC. $15 and $6 mimosas. - Cecconi's is such a perfect setting to relax unwind and start your weekend right.
rsvp here

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Also very excited to hear Top Shop will be opening at the Grove Spring 2013! Watch this space for more info....

Carmageddon II in One Month - 405 Freeway Motorist Advisory - Sat-Sun, Sept.29-30


Need a car for a month or longer? don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental prices?If all you need is a runaround to get from A to B you should 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 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
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles


A few free tickets left for Sept 13th from the director that bought you Sherlock Holmes earlier this year Amir Korangy
"Eastern standard"
by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Amir M. Korangy
September 13th, 14th & 15th
8:00 p.m. (Be at the Theatre by 7:30 please. There is free parking)
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
TOSCARS Ulumni Matt Crabtree stars in 
A play about a movie being made on a grand scale set in the 1930s in the Arizona desert with 3400 extras. It has danger, intrigue, romance and is, by the way, hilarious. A huge undertaking, a stupendous achievement, a story of …

General Tickets $20

Discounts Available at Door w/ Reservation (Cash/Check Only)

*Discounts Not Available for Opening Night
$15 with Postcard (one per person)
$12 NEO Members
$10 Seniors
$10 Group of 10 or more

Reservation Highly Recommended 323.364.2670

You may purchase tickets online at 


in the Griffith Park now thru Sept!

Reserved Section at goldstar

LA Theater Works present the radio reading of

Chekhov's "The Seagull"

Starring Calista Flockhart and many other famous famous
use BritsinLA for the discounted $25 tickets
Friday sept 21 and Sat Sept 22

If you liked Book of Mormon, you'll love: 
SILENCE-The Musical! 
See Hanibal like never before...
 VOTED 2011 TOP 10 PLAYS & MUSICALS! - Time Magazine
Opens at The Hayworth Theatre Sept 8th
All information and tickets here


British Music Artists Gigging in LA

We have a list of British bands and artists playing in the area including New Order, 
Dave Stewart, Paul Oakenfold, Florence and the Machine, Snow Patrol and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

Lucinda Ellery is in town this week. She is a miracle worker for women who have thinning hair or bald patches. She is available for consultations this week only . Call to make an appointment (866) 912-6932 

Visit her website here 

Special BLA Members Discount @
 20% off meals All days 11AM-4PM
12969 Venture Blvd, Studio City - (818) 990-9055
Tonight none other than your truly will be guest starring on Hawaii 5.O
CBS - 10PM

New member Emma-Jane is playing ROOM 5 this Wednesday
Click on the image for a closer look at the details

LYNSEY SHAW is Live at the Kings Head every Thursday

At the Desert Rose Restaurant
Los Feliz
Saturday September 15th

Sept 17th 
Brits in LA members John Campbell-Mac and our very own Jim Tavare in the 
premiere of Courage, New Hampshire's Ambition. 

British artist Steve Cooke has just received a prestigious nomination for ‘Best New Album’ at this years Malibu Music Awards.

Steve Cooke and band are performing on the bill alongside American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, 

Dominic & Scott Kay of the Commodores and other outstanding talent.
More info under:
Ticket prices start at $25
To buy tickets click here: 

Brits in LA member Jenny is hosting and offering a special deal to all Brits in LA members for any reservation for a table of 4 people, we offer a free bottle of champagne.
Get your tickets here, as those are the last days to do so :


Seeking cheap airfare?  Read this article.
Congrats to the ANZ London to LA route turning 30!
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Don't get frazzled with your bookkeeping have a pro do it for you.
Lisa is amazing - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of time preparing for this years taxes.  CONTACT LISA AT


Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and 
he's great at explaining all the complicated stuff. - Brits in LA


Do you play golf?

So many of you are looking to sublet your apartments/rooms or house hunting that we have set up a new group called Brits in LA Housing. This way your listings can all be in one dedicated place. Click here to join .

Fed up of sifting through craigslist and gumtree? How about searching in your own back yard, things for sale, things to trade. have a browse, a few cars for sale, and clothing and household furniture too. Check out Brits in LA Selling Pages

Weekly Stars with Anne Shaw
email Anne at or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
she's amazing - She did my charts and was very accurate.

9 /8/12

If life is not all it could be look at the positive side of things as we move into mid month .Your feisty boss Mars is in Scorpio now and will energize all aspects of life this month. 

Your emotions are probably in a turmoil in regards to some past area of life .It is more than likely that by dealing with as much as is possible you can resolve this .
Make sure that you don’t ignore it however.

Its not the best time in your life but that’s because you may not  be looking at the truth of things .Take time out maybe with a trusted friend and figure out what you are going to do to resolve and come to terms with this.

There is an old saying “Karma will catch you if nothing else does” Remember
this when you are letting go of what you consider the past, it will come up again
as Mars is in your cousin planet Scorpio this month.

You may be in the mood to get far from the madding crown and you will as soon as what you must take care of in life is taken care of .Hey by then you will have new opportunities to advance in life.

This birthday beginning for you has not been as easy going maybe as you would like 
However its because everything in life is a lesson. Learn this early in your new year and have a Happy Birthday.

The planet of Karma is still sitting in your life  for a couple of more weeks and is starting to rev up energy this weekend  and by mid week all engines going .This means for you a lot of unfinished stuff  can get completed 


Mars so finally in your life after a two year absence .As he is your ruler lets see what gifts he will bring you .Be sure you are open to new people and a better way of looking at where you are currently overall .The best part of the year is just about happening for you.


Your boss Jupiter is sitting in Gemini right opposite you and since he can “see you clearly’ be sure you are on your best behavior as he will be watching you and hoping you wont let you get away with much. .This means in any area and to any body.

The sun in your cousin sign of Virgo will assist you to get stuff done. This month is a great opportunity to complete any part of life in work or home .In fact any thing that has been long neglected . 

 You are probably feeling like a break away so even if you can get out of town take time out in the garden or walk on the beach .If you can swing a weekend away this is the time this month as next week will be busy.

Jupiter is assisting you all the way through March next year to get your life in order and to experience better outcomes especially in communications .The facts are simply this ,if you learn to live in the moment things will work out quicker and with less stress.

And last but not least.... A little brit of funny
From British show "Manstrokewoman"and director Brit Director 
Ric Cantor
Makes me laugh out loud


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