Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc.
imagine. create. write.
We help screenwriters and filmmakers hone their skills by providing interactive and inspirational training events and supportive networking opportunities with others in the industry.
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
What I Wish I’d Known About Screenwriting Before I Wrote my First screenplay: The Ultimate Guide to Resources for New and Aspiring Screenwriters Volume 1 by Penelope Poole
What I Wish I’d Known About Screenwriting Before I Wrote my First screenplay: The Ultimate Guide to Resources for New and Aspiring Screenwriters Volume 1 by Penelope Poole Review by Beverly Nault Stick around after you read this review because I had the pleasure of...read more
Eight Tools from Fiction to Make You a Better Screenwriter by Sarah Archer After studying and practicing screenwriting for years, and working in TV development in Los Angeles, I decided to try something new, and wrote my first novel, The Plus One. Throughout that...read more
Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films By Dean Movshovitz
Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films By Dean Movshovitz Review by Beverly Nault Pixar films’ success are unprecedented and studying the techniques their writers use to reach audiences from the youngest fans to the most...read more
There was no shortage of “don’ts” back when we were growing up. So many choices, most of them bad. So much to remember, most of it useless. And sure enough, now that we’re adults, the “don’ts” just keep racking up. Here are ten that come to mind that I’d like to share...read more
The Total FilmMaker by Jerry Lewis, Foreword by Leonard Maltin Review by Beverly Nault Originally released in 1971, the 2021 50 Year Anniversary edition of The Total FilmMaker is a compilation of Jerry Lewis’ lectures to his classes at the University of Southern...read more
You Don’t Need a Manager or Agent…Yet by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre When was asked to contribute to this month’s Smash Cut, I reached out to friends to ask what might be the most helpful...read more