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
Writing Audio Theater is Not So Solitary by J. Timothy Quirk After initially writing the phrase “Writing is a solitary venture” as if it were a law understood and followed by all, by the time I reached the penultimate paragraph of this article, I changed...read more
May You Live In Interesting Times by Bill True You’ve heard it before, right? What an intriguing phrase. On the surface, it sounds like a blessing. But scratch away the veneer to the irony underneath, and it’s actually a curse. As a society, we certainly find...read more
Contained Stories Here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow by Jorge Gonzalez of Roadmap Writers The industry is changing. We all see it. And just like any strong third act, the stakes are higher than ever. As studios and networks figure out how to bring production back online,...read more
He Said...She Said by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Writing a screenplay is part art and part science. The art is story, characters and action. The science is transitions, parenthetical, slug lines, shot headings,...read more
CONFESSIONS TO MY TRIBE Confessions are a funny thing. The very admission of our fears can cleanse the soul and free the space within. Like getting rid of the clutter in your garage or clearing your desk, you can free up space in your house while at the same time...read more
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