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
Turning Pro or Staying Amateur? by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Steven Pressfield’s book: Turning Pro Turning Pro is a lot like trying to lose weight or getting rid of a bad habit. It takes a lot of effort and...read more
There are a lot of voices in my head when I write. There are the voices of the characters I’m creating, and the characters I want to create for a future project but who won’t stop bugging me while I’m in the middle of the current one. There are characters I wrote in...read more
Tim Schildbergerhttps://scriptmag.com/screenplays/why-your-characters-matter-more-than-you-think-they-do This article is reprinted with permission from Scipt Magazine. Do you know what I hate when I read a script? Two things above all else. A writer including a shot...read more
My First Film Festival Experience – Sixth Annual Showlow White Mountain Film Festival by Beverly Nault SUPER: “Autumn 2021” INT. Floridino’s Pizza Restaurant MONTAGE WAITSTAFF serve food/drinks to an eclectic group of WRITERS. BEV NAULT(60s) Nervous but eager,...read more
Let’s get this party started…Happy 2024! by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association I love the fresh start of a new year. It’s a clean slate, blank page, endless story ideas and, in 2024, three hundred and sixty-six days of...read more
The start of a new year is a good time to sit and ruminate on yourself, your writing, and the state of your life. Okay, maybe writers excel at that year-round, but in January, you can turn that rumination into something productive by making New Year’s resolutions. So...read more