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
Producer to Producer, A Step-by-Step Guide to Low Budget Independent Film Producing, 2nd Edition by Maureen A. Ryan
Producer to Producer, A Step-by-Step Guide to Low Budget Independent Film Producing, 2nd Edition by Maureen A. Ryan Review by Beverly Nault “If you are producing a film and need a guiding hand, this is the book that will be dog-eared and worn at the end of your...read more
It’s Not About Me!by Joe Gruberman My first foray into prose writing was an intended (i.e., never written) novel called “The Monrovians”. Prior to that point, I was a songwriter and one of my songs was inspired by my time at James Monroe High School in New York City....read more
Writing Scenes - Three Story Method by J. ThornReview by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Back to the scene of the crime…. I know we’ve talked about writing good scenes before with various books. Bear with me as we talk...read more
So you need a protagonist, they said. So your protagonist needs an arc, they said. Okay… how do you make that? The protagonist’s arc is crucial, not just for character development, but because it often functions as the spine of the entire story. Of course, there’s no...read more
Psychology for Screenwriters, Building Conflict in Your Script by William Indick, PH.D. Review by Beverly Nault "A thorough understanding of the unconscious mind – the birthplace of fantasy, dreams, and imagination – is a fundamental point of departure for creating...read more
Struggling to Write by Sarah Archer Writing is hard. Getting yourself to write, often, is harder. It took two cat naps, three internet breaks, and a muffin just to get me through the writing of this blog post. Here are eight things I remind myself of while I write to...read more