Meetings / Events Schedule

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday of each month year-round.

All meetings: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If a date falls on a holiday it will be discussed with the members to reschedule or cancel that meeting.

Notices for all meeting are emailed in advance to allow members time to prepare materials.

RSVP’s are requested for all locations. RSVP – Phone: 760-861-1134


Attend a Meeting

RSVP – Janeil Austin at or 760-861-1134 

Annual membership fees:  $65.00 (members wishing to pay by the month can pay $10.00 per month for seven months - includes $5.00 bookkeeping fee).

Meetings are open to the public (non-members will be charged $15.00 fee to attend).

Please respect our speakers and put your phone on vibrate or turn it off during the meeting.

Speakers will be recorded via video and posted to our blog


DSG MEETING & EVENT PHOTOS (most recent first)


Feb 7 2017 - Scene review

Pic from left to right Tom, Kristin - facilitator, Dan, Dave, Lor, Don

Dec 20 Dick Cook, Industry overview with Q & A session.


Table Read December 16, 2016 - Script by Yulia Handy


Dec 20 Dick Cook, IMG 3047 Industry overview with Q & A session.

Members Yulia Handy, John Alex Houlton, Sue, Neal, Steve Ciceron, Michael Patino, Lor Huiras
Nov 10, 2016 Meeting -  High Concept Panel Discussion 

Nov 22, 2016 Review of High Concept Logline  

Members left to right:
Scott Richter, Andrew Kaplan, Kristin Johnson.

Members left to right:
Catherine Stanley, Mike Colonna, Robert Teitelbaum, Connie Bunetta, Lor Huiras,  Patrick Larkin, Huguette Anhault,  AndrewKaplan, Beverly Lloyd

Oct 25th, 2016 The True Reality of Selling a Script


Oct 25th, 2016 Levi Vincent, Greater Palm Spring Film Alliance with Chip Miller, Producer.


Mike Colonna recording the DSG meeting.

September 27th, 2016  - Kristin Johnson - Mini Movie Method


Ray Lovato, Andrew Kaplan, Mike Colonna & Katherine Stanley discussing the Mini Movie Method

September 13, 2016 - Production Considerations by Sean Hoessli


Sean and Don Hofmeister discuss the topic of producing Palm Springs.

August 23, 2016 – Basic Screen structure by Harmony Byron


August 11, 2016 - Reading of first 5 – 7 pages of member work.


Readers from left Brock Bennett, and members of the CV Rep Theater Constance Silva, Kate Nevin, Roy Boucher, Thad Kellam, and far right our DSG member Mike Colonna.


After the read of the first 5- 7 pages, the material was critiqued by members.

June 28, 2016, Meeting: Presentation by Jurgen Wolfe


Well-known screenwriter Jurgen Wolff talk on 6/28 had a record attendance!

April 12, 2016 - Logline Review


The 4/12 meeting. Logline reviews and ten page read. Don Hofmeister standing was his 5-page read. Our guests included singer Michael Dees, actor Michael Dante, and Producer Neal Turnage.

March 22, 2016 - Table Read


The 3/22 meeting. Members participating in a table read of first ten pages of a Mike Colonna script.

March 8, 2016 - Action speaks louder than words


The 3/8 meeting on the topic “Action speaks louder than words. Each character needs his/her voice.” Presenters in the middle of the photo are Kristin Johnson, Phillip Vance and John Burns (standing).


Everyone is working on assignment from John Burns in the 3/8 meeting.

Feb 23, 2016 - Creative Advisor Andrew Kaplan


The 2/23/16 meeting featured our Creative Advisor Andrew Kaplan.


The 2/23/16 meeting was one of our largest yet with people coming from San Diego and LA.

Feb 9, 2016 - Author and DSG member Kristin Johnson


Author and DSG member Kristin Johnson (white dress in the center) presents to the DSG 2/9/16 meeting on dialogue. According to member feedback, one of our best meetings. Thank, Kristin, Janeil and Mike for making this all possible!


Another photo of the 2/9/17 Kristin Johnson meeting on dialogue.

Jan 16, 2016 - Selling to Hollywood by Andrew Kaplan


Jan 16, 2016 - Audience listening to Andrew Kaplan


The DSG starts 2016 with it’s largest meeting in its history! 40 come to hear the presentation about selling to Hollywood.

NYT best-selling author Andrew Kaplan and DSG Creative Advisor

Dec 22 , 2015 - DSG Meeting


Don Hofmeister and Ray Lovato study a script problem at the 12/22/15 meeting.


12/22/15 DSG meeting.

Nov 10, 2015 - Jurgen Wolffe


The November meeting featured world famous screenwriter Jurgen Wolffe

Oct 23, 2015 - Logline Review


The 10/23/15 Logline Meeting of the DSG: Much great discussion. Andy Harmon (left) of CV Rep Theatre makes a point. Next to him to his left, Mike Colonna, Tom McKeown, John Burns, Dwayne Frechette (hidden) and Dennis Simpson listen


Group meeting leader Andrew Kaplan (in black shirt) next to DWG President Ray Lovato (middle) and Patrick Bonomo at the 10/23/15 meeting.