Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc.
imagine. create. write.
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.
From Our Blog
Finding Screenwriting Success Outside of Hollywood By Jacob N. Stuart Do you have to live in Hollywood to be a screenwriter? This question is asked daily all over the web -- from Reddit to Quora -- with every Dick and Jayne offering up their two cents. Here’s the...read more
WHY SCREENPLAYS FAIL: MISTAKE #1 By Lovinder Gill Story is a term that has been misunderstood and misused by screenwriters for years. The truth of the matter is that most novice writers’ ideas for a screenplay don’t, actually, qualify as a story for a screenplay. At...read more
GOING INTO 2019, SCREENWRITERS SHOULD CONSIDER THESE 8 FACTORS BY JACOB N. STUART If you are like me, the start of a new year as a screenwriter is both intoxiciating and nerve-racking. I’m excited about new deals, new connections, and new opportunities. Alternatively,...read more
(a/k/a PSA - An Arizona Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization) An Overview of the Organization PSA is a volunteer non-profit organization made up of people who are writers, filmmakers and others interested and involved within the entertainment industry. In general,...read more
A pal of mine who got his MFA in screenwriting from UCLA talks more about one lecture than any other when he reminisces about his time in the program. Apparently, it’s a lecture that legendary UCLA screenwriting professor Howard Suber gave every year, and students...read more
An invaluable resource often cited among screenwriters is The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri. Intended as a guide for playwriting, its principles have found their way into screenwriting. Egri stresses that the writer must know the premise of the story, that...read more