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
Screenwriting Unchained: Reclaim Your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure with the Story-Type Method® By Emmanuel Oberg*by Beverly Nault According to Emmanuel Oberg, his Story-Type Method (Method) is more flexible than the three-act Structure. Based on...read more
Living With Rejection By Bob Saenz When new screenwriters are in their honeymoon period, that time when all is unicorns and rainbows and they’re sure their first script in its first draft is going to bought by their choice of studio, the specter of rejection is the...read more
DIARY OF A LOST SCRIBE Here’s to You – the Unsung Heroes by Carlo Dall’Olmo - President and Board Member of PSA “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The...read more
Each script you write once and rewrite many times over….. by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association What? You only write it once? Isn’t it all just writing? Mr. Towne, would you like to explain the difference? Robert Towne,...read more
An Inconvenient Screenwriting Truth by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre There’s a writer pal of mine. They get pretty good ratings on services like Coverfly, and they’ve placed in the semifinals...read more
Conflict -Universal Story Conflicts- by T Severe, Ph.D., Screenwriter/filmmaker In your study of literature, you likely have come across a discussion of universal story conflicts. Compelling stories rely on some underlying conflict. This is true for screenplays in...read more