Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc.

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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

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

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.

Events

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.

Gallery

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.

Blog

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

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On -Story Beats: A Comparison- by T Severe, Ph.D., Screenwriter/filmmaker   While it’s true that a great movie is based on a great story, it’s also true it’s based on a great screenplay. The screenplay is the blueprint for the production of the film...

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Chasing Trends

Chasing Trends By Bob Saenz Chasing Trends. When screenwriters decide their next script will be thematically the same as whatever the latest hit film was. And there are loads of so-called experts, including managers apparently, who think this is the only way for new...

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Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone by Joe Gruberman You can learn some valuable lessons in the course of a day’s activities. Recently, I participated in a video conference of Red Cross employees and volunteers. Toward the end of the meeting, the host decided...

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Tools of the Trade: Writing for Emotional Impact

Writing for Emotional Impactby Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association   Now, don’t go get all emotional on me….. Spring has Sprung! My favorite time of year! A bright new quarter, longer days to write, warmer, but not hot...

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Your Friend, the Outline

Your Friend, the Outline by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre   I don’t know what happened between some screenwriters and the practice of outlining. When the perception shifted from it being an...

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