Showing posts from January 1, 2012

Happy Birthday David Bowie!

David Bowie officially becomes a pensioner on Sunday, as he will be turning 65! Check out the rare footage below of his performance on Top of the Pops in 1973. It was only recently rediscovered and was screened for the first time in many years, last December.

Jean Genie lost footage, recovered

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012,
 UK Plans for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, including an official Jubilee Weekend on 2nd-5th June. For further information, see


After the first round of voting, BAFTA has unveiled its longlist for the 2012 Film Awards.

Leading the pack are My Week With Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with 16 mentions each, followed byThe Iron Lady with 14, and The ArtistMidnight In Paris, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and War Horse with 13 each. Following are The Help and Hugo with 12 each; Drive, The Ides of March and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with 11 each. We Need To Talk About Kevin earned 10. Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life by Terence Malick only got one mention on the longlist, in the cinematography category. And David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method was only nominated for costume design. Notable snubs include Madonna’s W.E., Terrence Davies ’The Deep Blue Sea, Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Nick Murphy’s The AwakeningJames Watkins’ The Woman In Black and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights for all categories; Vanessa Redgrave not making the longlist for supporting …

DUI law and Immigration --Think before you drink!

DUI Law and Immigration
For purposes of this note we will be discussing immigration effects of a DUI on “aliens.” Alien refers to any person in the United States who is not a citizen of the United States and owes political allegiance to another. Any un-naturalized foreign resident in the US is an alien. The immigration laws of the United States are constantly evolving and the purpose of this note is to discuss some of the possible ramifications of a DUI conviction on an alien. Further, the information provided in this article is subject to change, we strongly urge anyone reading this article to consult an immigration attorney regarding their particular situation and not rely on any representations of law made in this note.
Certain convictions can affect the status of an alien whether legal (on any visa) or illegal in the US. a DUI conviction is one of them. If convicted, fingerprints and photographs of the alien are registered in the national database. T…

Dawn Porter With New Publishers

Congratulations to one of our favourite Brits in LA members Dawn Porter!
PRESS RELEASE A NOVEL VENTURE FOR DAWN PORTER  Sassy TV presenter and documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter has sold the world rights to her first ever novel,Renèe and Flo,topublisherHot Key Books. Renèe and Flo is a two part series of an epic girls’ adventure for 12 plus readers. Based on Dawn’s own childhood experiences in Guernsey, it exposes the intense and powerful bond that exists between girls of a certain age and the deep ‘love affair’ between female friends that can survive boys, family tragedy and mutual betrayal…Poignant but full of mischief this is ‘growing up’ saga with real heart. Dawn commented: ‘It is so exciting to be a part of Hot Key Books. The team is so full of energy and I couldn’t be happier to have my first piece of fiction published by them….I’ve been talking about Renèe and Flo for nearly a year now,  discussing the complexities of female friendships. I have a lot to say on the matter. I can’t w…

Mind Over Matter: Where's Your Head At?

Mind Over Matter: Where's Your Head At?: This is the time of year when we feel most motivated to lose weight. We put pressure on ourselves to succeed and then indulge in self-critic...

Brits in LA Newsletter January 2nd 2012

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 are offering the Brits 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 Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you! This is also a brilliant way to build up your credit score pretty quickly too.

Hi Guys
Happy New Year! Hope you all celebrated in style where ever in the world you were ? Did you all check out Craig's Brits in LA round up of 2011?  I was quite amazed at all the stuff we manage to achieve last year, and wanted to thank you all for joining in!
I am having slight internet trouble this evening unfortunately so am going to keep the newsletter brief this week (fortunately not a lot of news to include since our last newsletter) .
Did you all catch the New Years Hon…