Upcoming events

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio710 710 13th St #300 San Diego, CA 92101

    So you've got an idea for a screenplay... but do you have a screenplay? Have you ever wondered what makes a successful screenplay before it can be made into a successful film, what separates a spec script from a production script or a shooting script, or how a screenplay differs from other forms of writing? Screenwriter David Raines will lead you through the ins and outs of screenwriting, the elements that comprise a successful screenplay, and how to identify these elements in successful scripts and movies. Beginning with the basics, you will learn how a screenplay is built, with emphasis on character and structure, dialogue and scene-building, genre, theme, goals, and knowing your audience. 

    About Our Speaker

    David Raines
    Kanari Storm Productions

    David has been teaching screenwriting in San Diego for several years. He escaped from the foothills of Northern California and, since studying art at San Diego State University, has been performing in Los Angeles and San Diego on stage, screen, and as a voice actor. Some of his favorite stage roles include Elmore Crome in Abundance and Bert Power in Send Me No Flowers. He also has a supporting role in the upcoming feature film, Over Served. When he's not acting, he directs. He played Claudius in his directorial debut, Never to Heaven, a dark thriller short film adapted from Hamlet, which screened at the Shakespeare Shorts: Crossing Borders Film Festival in England. He has been nominated for Best Writing by the 48 Hour Film Project for Mug (2nd runner-up, Best Film 2016), That’s Final (winner, Best Film 2017), and One Plus One Night Stand (runner-up, Best Film, 2019), for which he received a Best Screenplay award.

    Meeting Information


    710 13th St #300

    San Diego, CA 92101
    Street parking is available. Metered until 6pm.


    Note: All attendees - please remember to check in upon arrival.

    Members: Monthly meetings are included with your membership.
    Non-Members: $15 pre-registered, $20 same-day or at the door.
    Students: Free with student ID and pre-registration

    We always serve refreshments and light appetizers.

    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 94th Aero Squadron, 8885 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123

    We will be having our Summer Social at the 94thAero Squadron restaurant in Kearny Mesa.

    Check back for more details.


    Wednesday, August 28
    6 pm


    94th Aero Squadron
    8885 Balboa Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92123


    • Check back for registration details

    Your pre-registration includes hors d’ oeuvres (while they last), a drink ticket and a raffle ticket. There will be a no-host bar and full menu available as well.

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 PM
    • San Diego

    6 days showcasing the best of U.S. & International independent film from emerging & veteran filmmakers.

    This is a one of a kind experience to celebrate the art of cinema in San Diego and includes - 100+ Films, over 200 filmmakers, Night Of the Stars Tribute, Hollywood industry panels, filmmaker Q&A's,red carpet galas and parties, Filmmakers Awards, VIP Lounges and much more!


Past events

26 Jun 2019 Everything You Wanted to Know about Film Festivals but Were Afraid to Ask
8 Jun 2019 SDMP at the PGA Produced By Conference
30 May 2019 CINE GEAR Expo 2019
22 May 2019 The Art of Interviewing/The Art of Storytelling
28 Apr 2019 Livestream Edit of Media Pro Camp Footage
27 Apr 2019 Behind-the-Scenes on a Shoot Day - Media Pro Camp
27 Mar 2019 Let’s Talk Business: Copyright, Contracts, and Running A Media Company
27 Feb 2019 Streaming and Building a Profitable YouTube Channel
23 Jan 2019 How to Think Like A Cinematographer
12 Dec 2018 December 2018 - Holiday Merrymaking
17 Nov 2018 Spotlight on Post-Production: Saturday Event
24 Oct 2018 SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
26 Sep 2018 How to Succeed in Film and TV Production w/ Cirina Catania
22 Aug 2018 Summer Social – Blast to the Past
25 Jul 2018 Distribution and Film Festivals: How to Prepare and Make the Most of your Experience
27 Jun 2018 Intellectual Property and Copyright CYA
2 Jun 2018 CINE GEAR Expo
19 May 2018 Spotlight on Cinematography: Saturday Event
25 Apr 2018 The Nuts and Bolts of Social Media
28 Mar 2018 Building a Media-Centric Website
28 Feb 2018 Directing the Actor
24 Jan 2018 January 2018 - Camera Shootout
13 Dec 2017 December 2017 - Holiday Merrymaking
15 Nov 2017 November 2017 - SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
14 Oct 2017 October 2017 - Warner Brothers Studio Tour
27 Sep 2017 September 2017 - Creating a Web Series and Live Streaming
30 Aug 2017 August 2017 - Annual Summer Social
26 Jul 2017 July 2017 - Motion Graphics and using Photoshop in Your Production
28 Jun 2017 June 2017 - Feeling the Frame
24 May 2017 May 24, 2017 - New Technology, NAB Wrap-up and 360VR
8 Apr 2017 April 2017 - Media Pro Camp
29 Mar 2017 March 2017 - Social Media Marketing: Tips and Tricks to Expand Your Reach
22 Feb 2017 February 2017 Meeting - Script Writing on a Deadline
25 Jan 2017 January 2017 Meeting - Rock Your Soundtrack
14 Dec 2016 Holiday Merrymaking 2016


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