What we're about

Phoenix Screenwriters Association Inc., (PSA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, providing assistance and guidance to local screenwriters and filmmakers through educational and networking opportunities with the goal of supporting their careers into the film business through their development of industry-standard screenplays and films. We offer a range of services, including classroom instruction, seminars, workshops as well as networking opportunities with proven industry leaders. PSA provides its members a professional organization through which motivated writers, filmmakers and others in the film industry have a clearer ability to advance their careers.

Upcoming events (5+)

Writers' Insights Workshop

Tempe Marketplace (Barnes and Noble)

Writers’ Insights is a monthly workshop designed to gain better understanding of your writing. A friendly environment where participants will bring 10 pages of their work (please bring enough copies for all attendees) to read aloud as a group. Constructive feedback is given as to how the readers experienced your story...what worked well, where clarity may be needed and possible solutions for a rewrite. We will cap the readings at 4 participants per meeting so everyone get equal time. Bonus: A monthly addition to your writer’s toolbox will be included...how to tackle challenges writers face such as the Note-within-a-note, Writer’s Block, Protecting Your Writing Time, Resources for Writers, etc. Grab a cup of coffee and your 10 pages and come join us for a relaxing time while gaining insight to your writing.

Screenplay Analysis: Crazy Rich Asians

Westside Community Center


ANALYSIS OF A SCREENPLAY PRESENTS: CRAZY RICH ASIANS It's common knowledge that to make a great film you must first start with a great script. But what is a great script? What elements make up a great story? Join us FEB 9th as we review and break down the script CRAZY RICH ASIANS. If you want to be a writer, it is not enough to watch films. You must read scripts as well. You must analyze the components of a script. Dissect the script and learn what makes it work. In our discussion we will review: * Character Arcs * Story Structure * Needs vs Wants of Character * Importance Of Set Up In A Story This will be a roundtable discussion so be prepared to talk. Join us for analysis of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, and see what makes a great script. Discussion will be moderated by Tony Severe. To obtain a copy of the script please follow the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/162n3iZSL5xuVX6pZh9NA1wjzaH4aecWj/view **Please note a refund of the $5.00 will be given if you cancel 3 days before the event. There will be no refunds given if you do not show up or cancel within after 3 days of the event.

In The Works: Actors Reading Writers

Floridino's Pizza & Pasta

Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc Presents: IN THE WORKS: Actors Reading Writers A reading of excerpts from local writers' scripts in progress… read by local actors honing their craft... Followed by feedback from the writers and networking for everyone. WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month. WHERE: Floridino's Pizza and Pasta Banquet Room 590 N. Alma School Rd. #35 Chandler, AZ 85224 (480)[masked] WHAT: We have partnered with Floridino's for this event to become a FUNDRAISER for PSA, and they will donate 20% of all sales back to us! A meal and drink for you is financial support for us! Where else can you enjoy drinks and a meal out with friends/family AND ENTERTAINMENT for the cost of a reasonable and yummy dinner? The event is free to you, so please help us keep it that way: Please order food & beverages from the venue and be sure to take care of your server! HOW: CALL FOR ACTORS! Want to read a part? Sign in any time after 6:15 pm. At 6:30 pm sharp, parts will be assigned with preference given to those who arrive first. CALL FOR WRITERS! Come by and learn how you can sign up to have your work read at future events. To submit script pages for consideration (max of 15) submit (in pdf format) to: [masked] CALL FOR SUPPORTERS AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS OF ANY KIND! Come by, buy a drink and something to eat, be entertained and see the event that everyone is talking about. We've grown so much since we started in September of 2014! Come and join in on the fun! At 7 pm, let the readings begin! Be sure to share with a friend (or 10), and RSVP! Please follow Phoenix Screenwriters Association and Floridino's Pizza and Pasta (Chandler) on Facebook. ************************* DISCLAIMER: In the Works - Actors Reading Writers (ITW-ARW), a monthly event held by Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc. (PSA) provides writers an opportunity to showcase their original written work. PSA (nor ITW-ARW) does not make any promises or guarantees of the safety of script pages. By submitting script pages for the ITW-ARW events, the writer agrees to take every precaution to protect their own work (registration with WGA and/or copyright) and hold harmless PSA and ITW-ARW from any real or perceived injury that might arise out of a reading. Writers who present script pages at ITW-ARW acknowledge that they are the rightful owner(s) of the work and have all rights to the pages. No work presented can be a "writing team" work unless both writers are present at the time of the reading. No script pages presented can be based on third party work (book, comic, short story, etc.) unless writer has permission or rights to that work and can show written proof of the permission or rights at the time of the submission. Any violation of these rules will ban the writer from future readings.


Spokes On Southern

Have you ever wanted to glam up and walk the red carpet on Oscar night? Well here's your chance! Phoenix Screenwriters Association will be throwing it's first "Old Hollywood" Red Carpet Oscar Watch Party. Get your glam on and join us for a fun night. Come vote on your favorite Oscar winners, bid on raffle items, and network and visit with other PSA celebs! Bring your friends and family! Think paparazzi, fun, and an evening of local fame! It's free to attend, but don't leave your wallet at home! There will be drink specials and happy hour food pricing, as well as raffles to win. An affordable fun night for all. Invite all your friends and let's make it a PSA night to remember! We will be at the back of the restaurant, and they also have a wonderful patio with heaters overlooking a small lake with ducks. Such a beautiful backdrop for all you beautiful people!!

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In The Works: Actors Reading Writers

Floridino's Pizza & Pasta

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