Showing posts from February 28, 2016


Hey Britlings!
Award season is finally over and The Toscars was a big hit. I want to give a big shout out to all our Brits in LA volunteers who helped out big-time on the night. Valeria, Kellyne, Wilson, Alicia, Claire and Craig without whom none of it would have ran so smoothly. And not forgetting Ewan, Eileen and Nadia, Nadia’s mum, Christine Peake and her son Oliver, 17 who came to be our glamourous Little Master Toscar. He did a great job assisting our very talented host, Jai Rodriguez. We had a wonderful pre-reception party, sponsored by Hollywood Vodka.

---- The KMG Dancers opened the show with a jaw-dropping routine to Cinema Italiano from the movie Nine, A subtle reference to this being our 9th Annual Toscars. This got the crowd all warmed up for Jai’s opening monologue, who unlike Chris Rock’s speech was all inclusive, touching on every kind of religion, race, and gender imaginable, but in a very funny but respectful way. There was much laughter through the screening portion o…


Meet Alicia Crockford from Solihull, West Midlands who moved to LA 3 and a half years ago to pursue acting in TV and Film.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA? Yes, I absolutely love American sitcom and I did a lot of research on all the shows I was (and still am) passionate about and they all were (and still continue) to be cast and filmed in LA, so I made the move and haven't looked back since. I love it here! The opportunities are fantastic. 

What  do you miss most from home? My family of course. It's so tough not being able to just walk down the street and see my grandparents. Even after 3 years, the time difference still trips me up. Sometimes I'm at home and all I want to do is call my mum, but then I do the math, and usually it's around 3am there. It's tough.  

What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since? If so why? I remember stepping out of LAX and instantly feeling the warm sun on my skin and everywhere I looked there were hundreds o…

Brits in LA Newsletter February 28th 2016