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
The Meaning Of All Is Lost By Joe Quirk It has been a rough year for most of us, most notably with the pandemic and the effects of it, for the economy, for the environment, for relationships, even for our ability to speak to one another and at some point,...read more
An Interesting Development by Bill True The note comes in many guises. The story didn’t resonate as deeply as I’d hoped. Or I had a difficult time engaging with the characters. Or I didn’t feel the personal stakes for the characters. Or I didn’t feel a...read more
Shorten the Distance to Your Dream by Gary W. Goldstein The single most powerful statement you can make to yourself, the industry and the universe is to create content and bring your stories to life. It’s not just about your story. It’s being that outlier who does...read more
Now, that’s a great idea! by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Erik Bork’s book, The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story to Screen, Stage or Fiction is the book every writer should start with to test and develop...read more
48 Hours By Joe Quirk To create a film in 48hours takes a team of dedicated individuals with unique talents suited for their assigned roles, but to create a film during the time of COVID-19 is a herculean task that few would wish to contemplate. The most...read more
Writing for the Indie Market by Joe Gruberman What makes your screenplay marketable? As I put pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard), I'm tempted to write two separate articles: one for spec scripts and one for works-for-hire. We need to begin with certain...read more