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
A Flood of Anything Will Kill Ya by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre Happy birthday to Smashcut! A whole year old already! I want to shout out to Carlo Dall’Olmo for letting me be part of the...read more
Introduction to H.R. D'Costaby Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Hey PSA! Are you feeling the dog days of writing in these long summer days? Have you lost your excitement for the story you were wanting the world to...read more
Don't Abandon Your Old Scripts By Bob Saenz So, you have a few, or like me, a lot, of old unsold scripts filed away on your computer or on thumb drives or on the cloud… or also like me, saved on all three, and you’ve kinda forgotten they exist. Well, do yourself a...read more
Guidelines for offering constructive criticism to your fellow screenwriters: By Shelly Howieson 1: Say something nice. If you don’t have something nice to say, you aren’t trying hard enough. You’re a writer who, if you’re part of PSA, must want to write...read more
Who Are You?by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Who Are You? Well, I’m a writer. Who are you? Susan May Warren, in her book, asks and answers that question to show you how to write a brilliant character bio that also...read more
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...read more