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.
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(a/k/a PSA - An Arizona Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization) An Overview of the Organization PSA is a volunteer non-profit organization made up of people who are writers, filmmakers and others interested and involved within the entertainment industry. In general,...read more
A pal of mine who got his MFA in screenwriting from UCLA talks more about one lecture than any other when he reminisces about his time in the program. Apparently, it’s a lecture that legendary UCLA screenwriting professor Howard Suber gave every year, and students...read more
An invaluable resource often cited among screenwriters is The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri. Intended as a guide for playwriting, its principles have found their way into screenwriting. Egri stresses that the writer must know the premise of the story, that...read more