Contact Us


    1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3
    Palm Springs CA 92262 USA
    Telephone: 1.760.322.2930
    Toll Free (USA): 1.800.898.7256
    Fax 1.760.322.4087

Palm Springs International Film Society

    Darryl Macdonald, Festival Director
    Carl Spence, Co-Director of Programming
    Helen du Toit, Co-Director of Programming
    Rhea A. Lewis-Woodson, Managing Director


    Harriet Baron, Development Manager
    David Lee, Marketing & Publicity Manager
    Angela Allen, Development & Membership Administrator
    Mary Ann Terry, Group Sales Liaison
    Danielle Bush, Education Coordinator

Festival Administration

    Shanna Little, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
    Christina Sasse, Executive Assistant
    Christine Asaro, Accountant
    Kristine Towne, Webmaster
    Emily Richburg, Film Administrator
    Judie Ruzek, Volunteer Coordinator
    Darin Sanden, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Program Administration

    Angelo Acerbi, Programming Consultant
    Denis DeLaRoca, Programmer
    Therese Hayes, Programmer
    Anita Monga, Programmer
    Alissa Simon, Programmer
    Alex Cantin, Print Traffic
    Brian McKendry, Print Traffic
    Archie "Bud" Smith, Transporter
    Frank Giarmona, Transporter

Guest Relations

    Beverly Laing, Guest Relations Manager
    Hank Clark, Travel Manager
    Mitch Nabhan, Guest Relations Intern


    Tracy Hermann, Publications Manager
    Stephen Boyd, Graphic Design
    Deborah Godley, Advertising Sales
    Janet Spiegel, Advertising Sales

Publicity & Public Relations

    Steve Wilson, Publicist
    Ron Hofmann, Publicist
    Ronni Chasen, Chasen & Company
    Jeff Sanderson, Chasen & Company

Creative Team

    Karen Taylor, Creative Services Coordinator
    Stephen Boyd, Graphic Design Lead
    Allura Graphics, Graphic Design
    Mark Palmer, Cover Art & Poster Design
    Kris Boustedt, First Sight Productions, Slide Presentation
    Paul Gilman, Festival Music Director

Theatre Operations

    Holden Payne, Manager, Technical/Theatre Operations
    Greg Babush, Lead Projectionist

Special Events

    Renee Schrader, Special Events Manager
    Kelly Taylor, Beverage Controller

Black Tie Gala Administration

    Richard DeSantis, Show Producer
    Mark Richard, Gala VIP Guest Manager
    Julian DiCuircio, Gala Volunteer Manager