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
Action! -Indie Filmmaking- by T Severe, Ph.D., Screenwriter/filmmaker Screenwriters dream of the day they see their script produced into a film. But the cold reality is it can be an uphill swim given the number of scripts submitted annually and the number of films...read more
Hey Writer, can you spare ten minutes? by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Remember your screenplay? That wonderful, visual story that you’ve been dying to finish … or just start. The one you keep nagging yourself to...read more
Write in Pictures, Not in Words: Show, Don’t Tell by T Severe, Ph.D., Screenwriter/filmmaker As screenwriters we know our number one maxim: Show, don’t tell. The craft of screenwriting is somewhat unique among literary forms in that the...read more
The Doctor will see you now..... by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association While most of us dread going to the doctor, there is one doctor that every screenwriter should see. This doctor even makes house calls. He will sit by...read more
Unplugging and How I Quit Smoking by J. Timothy Quirk You sit at the laptop with an internet browser open. You’ve checked social media. You’ve checked your email. You open a blank document and you’re ready to write. Before you type your first word, you...read more
Writing Audio Theater is Not So Solitary by J. Timothy Quirk After initially writing the phrase “Writing is a solitary venture” as if it were a law understood and followed by all, by the time I reached the penultimate paragraph of this article, I changed...read more