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
Every Day is a First Impression By Joe Quirk Everything we put out into the public will be someone’s first impression of what we create. Stand-up comedians who have the benefit of some fame from other media like tv or movies will tell you that the goodwill of fame...read more
Writing Your Cabin in the Woods by Joe Gruberman I think that everyone should write a “cabin in the woods” script. It’s a good exercise and serves the greater purpose of forcing you to write within constraints. To qualify my statement, not every cabin in...read more
What’s in a Name? -Adding character to your character- by T Severe, Ph.D., Screenwriter/filmmaker Naming your story’s characters is often fun, but it can also serve your story. As you know, Final Draft has a name database which is extremely helpful. You can also...read more
Let’s get one thing straight…. by Jessica Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Your story. How are you doing writer? 2021 is off and running. Do you feel like you are running as well? Perhaps to catch up with your writing goals?...read more
Don’t Make Resolutions; Find Your Resolve by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre I’ve always hated the idea of making New Years resolutions. I mean, I get it. New year, clean slate. Another shot at...read more
5 Ways To A Fresh Start By Eva Contis - Writer/Filmmaker - Director of Partnerships at Roadmap Writers I think we have well established that 2020 is one for the books! To say it has been a challenge is an understatement and we should all be patting ourselves on our...read more