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
Making Movies by Sidney Lumetby Beverly Nault Screenwriters should understand how movies are made, and Sidney Lumet’s book Making Movies is a useful tool for that, full of insights from a director’s point of view. Originally a stage director, he describes...read more
From Book to Screen (Part 2) by Joe Gruberman In my previous article (Part 1), I discussed the process of obtaining the screen rights to an existing literary work. These rights include permission to use the source work to write the screenplay and produce...read more
DIARY OF A LOST SCRIBE Is it too late to join the circus? by Carlo Dall’Olmo - President and Board Member of PSA When I was a child, I wanted to join the circus. I thought being a clown would be the coolest job…traveling the world, hanging out, handing out balloons...read more
You’re Never Going To Find Time To Write by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre It’s almost fall again, which means another crop of new screenwriters sprouting in my teaching life at the Scottsdale...read more
DIARY OF A LOST SCRIBE When the excitement fades by Carlo Dall’Olmo - President and Board Member of PSA I’ve been here too many times before, a great idea pops into my head, my excitement flows and before long I am putting pen to paper on writing the next great...read more
From Book to Screen (Part 1) by Joe Gruberman Several years into my screenwriting career, I was approached by a librarian friend who thought that a certain Edgar-award winning Young Adult suspense thriller would make an awesome movie. As a favor to her, I...read more