Brits in LA Newsletter March 14th, 2014

Brits in LA are excited to announce their new partnership with Jaguar North America. If you join Brits in LA today we have a very special offer for all of our members. *only available to Brits in LA members


Hey Breeps!

Happy St. Paddy's weekend to all our Irish members

Spring forwarding we are, it really doesn’t seem five minutes ago since we were ringing in the New Year!

It’s been a very busy few months. Where over at Brits in LA, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Jaguar North America. And are very fortunate that they have given Brits in LA members an incredible incentive for the month to launch our partnership - If you are a member of our Brits in LA Facebook group you will have access to a unique link - that in turn, will set you up with a discount code you can take in to any Jaguar dealership and take advantage of this incredible one time offer for up to $4500 off the purchase price. - The deal is only available to us until Mar 31, 2014 and open to only residents of the US. If you aren’t a member of Brits in LA yet sign up here  *Membership is not guaranteed - You must know someone already in the group - if not, you can send us an email letting us know how you think you would benefit from being a member. 

Pillows at the ready - No you are not sleeping, but fighting. On Saturday April 5th marks the International Pillow Fight day. Yes you heard right, it does exist, not just for kids anymore. There will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world! Ours takes place at Pershing Square, (532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.) Can you imagine the clean up? We did this a few years ago. and I honestly have never laughed so hard in my life. it’s a great day out with friends. Then we not grab a few cocktails in some neighborhood bars and discover downtown LA. (If you haven’t already!)

Calling all bingo enthusiasts and/or fans of 80’s and 90’s music.-  We are taking over the Parlor (7250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 930-2100) on Thursday nights for #TBTBINGO starting Mar 27th, 2014. Eyes down for some lucky numbers. As we bring back British style Bingo. Good old fashioned with a twist. Great prizes, drink specials and surprise bingo callers!!!

Now that Toscars fever is over with. Phew! Thanks to everyone involved especially our sponsors, volunteers and our community (YOU!) who showed up to support our members for a fab sold out night out. - till next year!

Coward is in the air too as there is the superb production of "Brief Encounter" at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the performers arts, (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310.746.4000) which is getting fantastic reviews and at The Pasadena Playhouse is about to preview Noël Coward's A SONG AT TWILIGHT  
Get tix here   Starring Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence & Roxanne Hart. Opens March 18th. 

And right now... i am currently  in rehearsals for Coward’s first ever produced play “The Vortex” being directed by long time Brits in LA member Gene Franklin Smith. which opens at The Malibu Playhouse April 11th. - Get your tix here 

So, it looks like we’re all in for a marvelous Party!!! 

So ’til next time my Breeps, I’ll leave you with a fantastic quote from Coward about our little home town. "Hollywood is a place where some people lie on the beach and look up at the stars, whereas other people lie on the stars and look down at the beach." How very true ;-)


Don't forget to check out all our pages on Facebook
Brits in LA Job Opportunities
Crew Up

The Camera House has been providing camera equipment to the film industry since 1999. TCH is now proud to support Brits in L.A. by offering a special discount to its filmmakers. Please call TCH and let us know how we can help you realize your artistic vision. 1.818.997.3802

Photo credit (Kevin Donelly)

what she's been up to while living stateside

Check out the Actors Reporter Coverage of this years Toscars!

Business Development / Researchers (Southbay)
Locally based business is currently seeking part time research associates to cultivate business for executive search firm. This position will require strong phone skills and includes mostly outbound calls. Candidates must have a British, Irish or Australian accent and have strong communications skills, capable of making 75 outbound calls a day. Flexible hours, 5 days a week. 
This is a performance-based position. The position offers a base pay of $15.00 per hour plus bonuses. The right candidate can increase their income substantially. This is a part-time position, which could become full-time based on performance. Candidates must meet monthly performance goals, as a condition of continued employment. Must have strong computer skills and an ability to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Position start date is: March 2014
Please send resumes and employment history for review to or call 424 400 7505



Shared Insight is looking for an ambitious telesales professional with their sights set firmly on a successful career in business development.
Based in Manhattan Beach, we are a small, but expanding company which offers a range of innovative solutions to clients in the retail, leisure, food & beverage, hospitality and wellness sectors.
Location: Manhattan Beach
Compensation: Base $25,000 OTE of $40,000 + pa
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
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Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Performs British Rock 'n' Roll

From the Beatles to Radiohead, join the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles for a concert celebrating the never-ending British music invasion. God Save the Queen(s) features the one and only GMCLA putting its special spin on classics and modern day hits from England's most popular acts. You'll hear songs from The Rolling Stones, Queen and David Bowie, in addition to favorites by Adele, Seal, Elton John, Florence and the Machine and more. The program will also include tunes from Monty Python and the James Bond films. Hold on to your tea as the red coats invade L.A.
Tickets -

Eileen Lee & Claudia Tarry
It's almost that time of year again - International Pillow Fight Day! In over 100 cities around the world, people will gather in their local public squares, town centres, city halls, parks and public spaces and whack each other with pillows for hours.
Visit to see if an event has been posted for your city yet.
If not, why not create one? You can find all the information you need to start your own pillow fight by visiting





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   
Or email her
Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members Also now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles **Rates may vary depending on distance  --------------------------------------------------------------------

Adam Beach as already helped countless Brits in LA members get affordable insurance and whether you are for it or not, come January every US resident must carry insurance or they will have to pay a large penalty at the end of the year. 
To find out more information you can reach him on 
310 414 2100 or email him at 
He also can help with travel insurance, 
including those of you who are not residents here.  


We are constantly updating our Brits Gigging in LA page 


Read his latest installment here! 
Steve Sidelnyk plays drums when he is not watching the football!

VOCAL STUDIO in the Hollywood Hills (near Studio City/Universal City)
Available for voice over & vocal/guitar/keyboard tracking (anything but drums)
$350 (day rate)  
Please Contact Gayle:
*now accepting credit cards*

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 UPAKWESHIP. 
Visit their website here 


At The Pikey on Sunset Blvd at Stanley.
They are giving 25% off entire bill for Key Members only must
show Brits in LA key fob for you and 1 guest only.
Free Range Local Organic Produce.
They serve this yummy menu every week.
Our next official lunch is Sunday March 16th
Click here for all the details

sponsored by NEXT STOP LAX 
$15 inc Tax and Tip* Breakfast Club sponsored by NextStopLAX
$18 for English Breakfast and free valet parking!
Eileen & Craig enjoying a cuppa at Cecconi's:
photo credit: Dawn Bowery Photography
from her upcoming book on Brits in LA

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for entertainment industry professionals transitioning to living and working in the USRelocating Entertainment Professionals.Next Stop LAX. Every day our team of experts assists entertainment professionals from all over the world in making the major transition toward working legally in the USA. We have a proven track record in obtaining visas and helping our clients meet other employment requirements. 

Disclaimer: Next Stop Media’s principal (Mr. Andrew Newton) is a bonded immigration consultant registered with the California Secretary of State, holding Bond Number 61292049. The Company is not a law firm and does not engage in the provision of legal advice. The Company does not guarantee any particular outcome for its clients, including adjudications of visa petitions or the processing time for such petitions. Further terms and conditions, including disclosures required by statute, are set forth on our website and in our client intake forms and engagement letters.

We are hosting a new weekly bingo night, Thursday at The Parlor on Melrose.  This will be anything but your typical night at the Bingo Halls.  Join the Facebook page, dig out your dabbers and come along!


Pub Quiz at The Pikey!
Tuesday, March 18th
photo credit: Eileen Lee

Our pub quiz at The Pikey is growing every week, 
so if you think you have what it takes to come join us on a Tuesday night. 
Not all questions are based on British knowledge, in fact it pays to have a couple of non-Brits on your team! Make sure to arrive by 7.30 to grab a table. 
Herb Ankrom and Jay Ryall are our Guest Host next week! 
Lots of prizes to be won.

MAR 30
They serve a great brunch/lunch every Sunday Free Sausage Roll
with your main course!
But you must download Palifornia App


Hubber can help you do it safely and legally!
They take care of the insurance plus you get a free car wash
and don't have to pay for parking either!
If you are looking to rent a car make sure to mention you are a 
Brits in LA member, as they are offering a discount for you too! 
Check our Facebook group for details.
Call Paul if you have any questions (855) 482-2371 ext. 120
or email him here


Kneehigh Theatre Presents
Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter
Adapted for the stage and directed by Emma Rice

Switching seamlessly between theater and film using a combination of Noël Coward’s original stage play Still Life and the screenplay of Brief Encounter, Emma Rice, Kneehigh Theatre’s Artistic Director, takes you back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen. Forbidden passion brews in a 1938 London railway station tearoom as a suburban housewife, over a series of stolen afternoons, falls madly in love with a married doctor.

Tickets are available for the final two weeks of performances
Now – March 23, 2014:  TICKETS ONLY $49!*
 Purchase your tickets online at www.TheWallis.orb or by phone at 310-246-3800 and mention code FB49 for your Brits in LA discount!!

 *Offer valid for price level 1 and 2 only.  Subject to availability.  Not valid on previously purchased tickets.  May not be combined with other offers.

From the British Consulate General, Los Angeles.

Britons resident overseas must now apply for their passports online via website .. as part of worldwide change to passport process .. and the British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” ( · You can book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport? However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal: You can find your nearest Passport Customer Service Centre. Your appointment may be up to 2 weeks from the day you book it. Passport Advice line Telephone: 0300 222 0000 Textphone: 0300 222 0222 Text Relay: 18001 0300 222 0000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm Please check their website for frequently asked questions.

(Now, we live in LA!!!)

We are always being asked about good dentists and I 'd like to introduce you to  Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon and Dr. Kimberley Knopf.
Who are offering  Special Offers exclusively for Brits in LA Members!
At-Home Bleaching with Custom trays and 2 tubes Bleaching product $99
Dental Prophy and Bite-wing check-up x-rays and comprehensive Exam $99
Invisalign $3900 
(must be free of active decay and infection), 
case must be approved by treating doctor.
All of these deals are applicable to insurance patients.
Click here to visit their website and book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach their office by calling 310-275-5325


The Churchill are hosting an English night on Thursdays - Brits in LA Key Members get 10% off entire bill for you and a guest

Thinking of moving to L.A. and need a visa or a green card?

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 Brits in LA members with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application too and is very experienced and thorough. You can reach him on 
818 981 0352 or check out his website at or Email him at

Try and join us for our weekly Twitter chat along with BBCAmerica's Mind the Gap and Virgin Atlantic. We have now moved to Wednesdays at 11 am PST. You can find us by clicking on this hashtag #mindthechat

Do You Wanna Get Fit ? 

Ever considered working out with a world class personal trainer? Want to burn body fat fast with High Intensity Interval Training? Build muscle or add greater definition, have fun and learn martial arts and / or boxing along the way? 
JC says "I have many secrets tips and cheats to get you to your perfect body goal FAST! Be it a target body weight, specific muscle tone, or just that nice athletic or perfect body as you imagine it to be. In home or on location with all equipment provided. Rates $75 - $100 per session 

JC is a certified Fitness Expert with Body, Your Design Personal Training and contributor to
Brits in LA.
read his latest Fitness tips and advice here 


In this area we encourage members to blow their own trumpets 
and give themselves a pat on the back! If you have an achievement you are proud of and would like to share with Brits in LA - email us here to blow your own trumpet!

West Hollywood's biggest annual St. Paddy's block party is back - this time there'll be more booze, less morals, same attitude. 
Reilly's Annual St. Paddy's Block Party is Saturday March 15th.
12 Bars, More than 100 kegs, Carnival Games, Raffles,
Free Photo Booth, DJs spinning all day and night. Food Trucks including The Grilled Cheese Truck and Dough Pizzeria & Bar.
DJ Spider, DJ Mr. Best, Miles Medina, Mistermike & Bee's Knees will be holding court on the decks.
This year, part of the proceeds go to The House of Blues Foundation and their dedicated efforts to building the future of music.

For bottle Service contact:
Ride to Reilly's in style with Uber! Use the promo code RRblockparty to get a free first ride up to $20.
Uber will also be at the event to help you get home. Just download the app, or head to
A day of good friends, plenty of booze, and epic times - it's the Irish way!

Pre-sale tickets are $20. Just click here

Los Angeles Release Date: 
March 14, 2014 at The Landmark in West L.A.
 Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan & Jeff Goldblum

Britweek Rock n Roll Night!
with Steve Cooke and celeb guests

Saturday, May 3rd 2014
7.30pm – 10.45pm
Molly Malone’s
West Hollywood.

The British invasion is back and Rock’n Roller Steve Cooke is leading the charge!

Memorabilia of Princess Diana and the 
Royal Family on The Queen Mary
Get discounted tickets through GOLDSTAR For only $14! Runs through to April 30

  Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Runs from April 5th - April 20th, 

February 4–June 8, 2014 at the Getty Center


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A Demo Reel or Showreel, is one of the most powerful tools an actor can have. Yet it always surprises me how many poorly presented ones I see out there. Unprofessional or lazy editing will make the project look cheap and will reflect badly on you. 

First impressions go such a long way in this town, I'd like to say that it's all based on depth and inner beauty, but as we're the world's capital for Botox and plastic surgery, I think it's safe to say Hollywood likes something else too. We believe our work will only be as strong as its weakest link, and In a media savvy world where people make judgments in a matter of seconds, attention to detail is everything. You wouldn't hand in your Resume on a crumpled bit of paper,  you'd probably buy a folder, or possibly a portable iron. Invest in an amazing Reel. 

Right now we
’re offering a whopping $100 OFF as in introductory rate. Plus additional discounts for all you lovely Brits.

*Brits In LA special*
EXTRA 10% OFF already discounted rates!



Yogaworks HAS opened in Hollywood

Great deal from Yogaworks for Brits in LA members
$100 sign up fee waived plus one free weeks trial ! If you choose to continue after your 1 free week you will get a discount on the monthly fee. Prices vary from location to location but will be about $15 off
 (except Santa Monica locations and Studio City, at this time) 
Visit their website to find a location near you. And don't forget to print off this flyer to get this fab deal!

Where to watch?!
The following pubs usually show the games.
Call in advance to confirm. 
Cock 'n Bull - Santa Monica (310) 399-9696
Fox & Hound - Studio City (818) 763-7837
The Kings Head - Studio City (818) 990-9055
Ye Olde Kings Head - Santa Monica (310) 451-1402
Rock and Reilly's  - West Hollywood (310) 360-1400
Village Idiot - Hollywood (323) 655-3331
White Harte- Woodland Hills (818) 224-3822

 The Patriates FC
Made up of Brits in LA members!
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook
and click here for their match schedule. 

Anyone for Netball?
Such a great group of Ladies. 
All ages welcome as long as you can run around for an hour straight!
If you fancy joining in the fun you can either join their Facebook group 

Book a session ASAP as he will fill up during the upcoming pilot season!
"I have used Paul many times, he has a magical way of helping me see the role clearer, 
and stops me from standing in my own way" - Craig Young, NCIS:LA, Hawaii 5.0, Fringe
1st Session is Free!

As a producer / agent in the UK, Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment. Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon etc. He is now one of the most sought after acting coaches in Los Angeles with a reputation for turning around careers.
He helps numerous actors, comedians, directors etc with acting, coaching and visas.
contact or
First consultation is free. Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount. visit

Don't get frazzled with your bookkeeping have a 
pro do it for you.
Lisa has helped many Brits in LA members with their book keeping needs 
Weekly Stars by Anne Shaw
email Anne at 
call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Tarot and astrology! She is offering the following discounts
Brits in LA members $85
Brits in LA Key Members $75

In any relationship situation please keep a handle on that famous Ram temper as it will cause more problems especially since your boss Mars is in the moving backwards in the opposite sign of relationships Libra.

Your  priority should be taking care of you in any area that requires attention. and start with what you know is well overdue .On the upside you can expect a call from a career interest or new friend .

The sun in Pisces can bring out a very creative side of you and it also favors getting a handle on any part of life that you are neglecting .Health issues will be resolved if you take the time to figure out what the real underlying emotional problem is .

The consequences are long reaching for you if you ignore any others hurt feelings especially if it’s a close friend or family .Its time for you to reach out that motherly hand. The lovely planet Jupiter will be bringing you rewards soon

Happy days to all you loving Leos and to getting your charming way, this is a time for you to get ready for spring and the sun shining next week from Aries will be warming your heart.

Its time for a trip and short or long near or far matters not as you benefit from the change of scenery. Just make sure you have caught up with what ever is unfinished before you go.


The planet of Karma has been sitting in your house of money for over a year however he will be  finished stirring things up  soon and it will be up to you to sort out what is what always this planet real  mission to learn lessons. 

A person of interest to you romantically will come forward more than you expected it so seems. It is on the cards that this would happen, and just when you had given up, however your friendship takes precedence over all this week.

Just watch that temper if things don’t always go the way you planned life is an adventure.
and you need to remember that child like quality which is so unique to you. You may be 
Struggling with a family member or friend let it works itself out!

This could be the break you have waited for and you alone can decide what the priority is of events happening .Be sure that you have a clear idea about what that is before you make any decision

You will always get back what you put out and just be careful you don’t say too much .its best to keep your thoughts or judgments to your self .The fact that Venus the love planet is with benefitting you for a month can brighten things up.

Although Jupiter sitting in your money area brings financial rewards a family upset will take up much of your life this month so stay cool, You have the ability to take charge and help others to get though. This next month many things will come to a head.


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