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

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

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.

Events

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.

Gallery

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.

Blog

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.

About Us

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

3 Ways To Give Your Characters Unique Voices

3 Ways To Give Your Characters Unique Voices by Joe Gruberman The key to rich dialog is deep characters. Characters don’t need to be complicated or even flawed, but they do need to speak with their own voices. This could be the mean, gravelly bark of...

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Roadblocks and the Journey to Keep Writing

Roadblocks and the Journey to Keep Writing By Carlo Dallolmo Ernest Hemingway once said, “you shouldn’t write if you can’t write.” There is a bit of irony in that statement, not the least of which is that as writers, we spend most of our waking hours convincing...

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To Be Quite Joe: Writing what you don’t know

Writing what you don’t know By Joe Quirk When writing a script the old adage of “writing what you know” is a good rule of thumb but on occasion there is an advantage to breaking the rules. I write and produce The Barnaby Druthers series audio theater...

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Tools of the Trade: Pssst…Can I tell you a secret?

Pssst…Can I tell you a secret?by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association   Steven Pressfield opens his life-changing book titled “The War of Art” with a secret every writer/artist should know: “It’s not the writing part that’s...

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Finding Your Unique Screenwriting Voice

Finding Your Unique Screenwriting Voice By Bob Saenz If you are starting from scratch and know nothing about screenwriting, and even if you’re not, you need to find scripts online and read them. As many as you can. Read scripts from your favorite films. See what they...

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To Be Quite Joe: The Meaning Of All Is Lost

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,...

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