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
Tools of the Trade: Loglines: The Long and Short on Writing Strong
Loglines: The Long and Short on Writing Strongby Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association An anxious screenwriter moments away from her meeting with producers without a solid logline, reaches out to a homeless man sitting in...read more
Writer’s Block and the Wandering Mind
There was a time when I would work on multiple writing projects -- a screenplay and two or three TV scripts -- all at once. When writing for Screen Wars, which played for several years on local Arizona television, I needed to pen scripts for consecutive segments and...read more
Screenplay Contests: What They Are, Are Not, and Can Be
Screenplay Contests: What They Are, Are Not, and Can Be by Michael Moan Although opinions differ greatly on the importance of screenplay contests, they are undoubtedly a popular way for novice, intermediate-level and even seasoned professional screenwriters to gain...read more
1st PSA Writer’s Retreat February 18-19, 2023
1st PSA Writer’s Retreat February 18-19, 2023 by Beverly Nault “Writing is a lonely occupation at best. Of course, there are stimulating and even happy associations with friends and colleagues, but during the actual work of creation the writer…moves into a realm...read more
The Art of Giving Feedback
The Art of Giving Feedback by Sarah Archer If you’re part of a community of writers, like the Phoenix Screenwriters Association, chances are you spend some time on both the giving and receiving ends of notes. If you’re early in your writing career, maybe you feel...read more
Write Like No One’s Watching
Write Like No One’s Watching by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre A couple weeks ago, I typed FADE OUT on an honest-to-goodness “fuck it script.” If you’ve never heard this term, it started making...read more