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.
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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
The Defining Moment Is...By Jessica Spring Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association ….now. “Now to identify the key, defining moments in the lives of the characters that we create for our stories, and how awareness of those critical...read more
This is the second of three parts. If you missed the first part, you may want to read that first, just to put everything in context. We’re using “Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting” (by Syd Field) as the basis for a discussion of one of my favorite movies,...read more
Stealing Fire from the Gods, the Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers (2nd edition) James Bonnett
Stealing Fire from the Gods, the Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers (2nd edition) by James Bonnettby Beverly Nault From the Preface: “Story and storymaking are the most important and misunderstood art forms in the world today. Important because there...read more
I'm all for studying well-written scripts to help you write better screenplays. But I'm also a proponent of studying well-produced films to help you write better movies. In “Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting”, Syd Field reminds us that we are writing...read more
Hey Writer! Did you hear the story about Story? By Jessica Spring Brown Actually it’s about the Book titled: Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee. A classic and a must read for all of us people who are crazy in...read more
FADE IN: And now what? By Chris LaMont CA-CHUNK! That is the sound of a 120-page spec screenplay that a writer spent hours, days, months and maybe years birthing from their creative ether – pulling the words straight out of their souls and onto the written page –...read more