Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc.

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Welcome to Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc. (PSA), we are glad you stopped by. Please feel free to browse our site and check out all the cool things PSA has to offer. From networking events like industry Q&As with top film professionals, to writing classes with working screenwriters, to local events for our budding screenwriters, we have much to offer.
Imagine sitting in front of an Oscar winning screenwriter while he tells you how he fixes issues with his screenplay or film finance professionals who teach you how to raise money for your film or getting a lecture from an agent who will teach you how to pitch your story or taking a class from a million dollar screenwriter. Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore because those are a few examples of events we’ve had.

We believe that in order to get better as a writer or filmmaker, you must learn from those who have succeeded in the past. It is not enough to “want” to be good, you need to “learn” how to be good. PSA is all about the “how to” of film and screenwriting. Whether through classes, Q&As or locally led events like table reads and screenplay analyses, we aim to educate. Excited yet? Good. Come join us and be part of the magic that is PSA.


Membership matters. And it also has priviledges. We offer two levels of Membership. As a member, you will find perks that save you money.  Join us today and check out why Phoenix Screenwriters Association is the preeminent screenwriting organization in the Valley.


We’ve got events…from table reads to screenwriting courses to Q&As with industry professionals, PSA is ALL ABOUT EVENTS. Check us out and see why Phoenix Screenwriters Association is the preeminent screenwriting organization in the Valley.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words so we won’t waste your time with telling you how much fun our events are. Check them out for yourself and see why Phoenix Screenwriters Association is the preeminent screenwriting organization in the Valley.


Check our blog out and see what our writers are saying. Whether you want writing tips or industry tips, our blog has you covered. Come see why Phoenix Screenwriters Association is the preeminent screenwriting organization in the Valley.

About Us

Phoenix Screenwriters Association (PSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating screenwriters and filmmakers of the future. Through our networking events, screenwriting courses and industry Q&As, we bring Hollywood to Phoenix.

From Our Blog

To Be Quite Joe: The Meaning Of All Is Lost

The Meaning Of All Is Lost By Joe Quirk It has been a rough year for most of us, most notably with the pandemic and the effects of it, for the economy, for the environment, for relationships, even for our ability to speak to one another and at some point,...

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An Interesting Development

An Interesting Development by Bill True   The note comes in many guises. The story didn’t resonate as deeply as I’d hoped. Or I had a  difficult time engaging with the characters. Or I didn’t feel the personal stakes for the characters. Or I didn’t feel a...

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Shorten the Distance to Your Dream

Shorten the Distance to Your Dream by Gary W. Goldstein   The single most powerful statement you can make to yourself, the industry and the universe is to create content and bring your stories to life. It’s not just about your story. It’s being that outlier who does...

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Tools of the Trade: Now, that’s a great idea!

Now, that’s a great idea!  by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Erik Bork’s book, The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story to Screen, Stage or Fiction is the book every writer should start with to test and develop...

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To Be Quite Joe: 48 Hours

48 Hours By Joe Quirk To create a film in 48hours takes a team of dedicated individuals with unique talents suited for their assigned roles, but to create a film during the time of COVID-19 is a herculean task that few would wish to contemplate. The most...

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Writing for the Indie Market

Writing for the Indie Market by Joe Gruberman   What makes your screenplay marketable? As I put pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard), I'm tempted to write two separate articles: one for spec scripts and one for works-for-hire. We need to begin with certain...

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