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.
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
The Only Deadline that Matters By Joe Quirk If at the end of the year you find you did not complete your manuscript, you did not finish your second draft, or learn a new language or exercise at home with the same regularity you used to at the gym, if at the end of the...read more
SELLING A SCRIPT TO NETFLIX Smart T.V, Netflix, Screenwriters, Literary Endeavors by Pamela Ryan-Hick I watched the 2020 Emmy's and wondered what all the hype about Schitt's Creek was. Since they were winning in many categories, I had no choice but to tune in, and...read more
So you want to be a screenwriter? by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association What a great opening line. As writers and their audiences know, a great opening line is a necessary component to a great story, whether it be a...read more
3 Ways To Give Your Characters Unique Voices by Joe Gruberman The key to rich dialog is deep characters. Characters don’t need to be complicated or even flawed, but they do need to speak with their own voices. This could be the mean, gravelly bark of...read more
Roadblocks and the Journey to Keep Writing By Carlo Dallolmo Ernest Hemingway once said, “you shouldn’t write if you can’t write.” There is a bit of irony in that statement, not the least of which is that as writers, we spend most of our waking hours convincing...read more
Writing what you don’t know By Joe Quirk When writing a script the old adage of “writing what you know” is a good rule of thumb but on occasion there is an advantage to breaking the rules. I write and produce The Barnaby Druthers series audio theater...read more