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: Need A Challenge?
Need A Challenge?by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Butt in chair! Sit up straight! Save that cat! Get your story structure straight! Take a Coffee Break while you’re at it and Pay attention to the Signposts if you...read more
What If Someone gave a Screenwriting Conference and Everybody Came?
What If Someone gave a Screenwriting Conference and Everybody Came? By Bob Saenz I had the pleasure of speaking and networking at the Phoenix Screenwriter’s Association’s conference in April. It couldn’t have been more fun or put together more professionally. This is...read more
MASTERCLASS – Worth the $ for Screenwriters and Filmmakers?
MASTERCLASS – Worth the $ for Screenwriters and Filmmakers? by Beverly Nault THE PITCHNo doubt you’ve seen it advertised and wondered if Masterclass is worth the cost. With a plethora of online, zoom, and video courses available, what does Masterclass have the...read more
The Art of Receiving Feedback
The Art of Receiving Feedback by Sarah Archer A man gave his friend a gift of a saddle. It was beautiful, with the finest, hand-tooled leather, and mother-of-pearl fittings, perfectly molded for the recipient’s measurements. “You look disappointed,” the man said....read more
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