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Film in Arizona

IFA is a 501C(3) non-profit educational and networking organization. [Tucson, Arizona]
We are a community of film professionals and enthusiasts that are working towards creating independent digital media in Arizona.
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PSA is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, providing assistance and guidance to local screenwriters and filmmakers through educational and networking opportunities...


Arizona Colleges

Univ. of AZ
College of Fine Arts
School of Theatre, Film & Television
Arizona State Univ
BA Film (and Media Studies)
Pima Community College [Tucson, AZ]
Digital Film Arts & Animation
Scottsdale College, [Phoenix, AZ]
Visual and Performing Arts

Research Screenplay Formating:

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Screenwriter's Bible
On [] website,
do research MOVIE by Title:
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Internet Movie Data Base
  • read movie synopsis
  • pre-view movie trailers
-- On this website, do research
Screenplay by Title or Genre:
Simply Scripts
read and download screenplays
sample formating scenes, dialogo, action, etc..

Janet's Screenwriting CLASSES :


Scott Steindorff Screenwriter and Producer

Stone Village Films
SVF project(s) include
HBO max: "Station Eleven"
Post-apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines.

PSA seminar, 2022
Topic: My "Hollywood" Career

Conrad Sun,
Literary Manager, Los Angeles

website: Meridian

PSA zoom class
Topic: Outlined elements of screenplays

Bob Saenz , Screenwriter

Link to this book

PSA zoom class
Discussed his book

Karl Iglesias, screenwriter

Video: ...
Writing Compelling Characters

Link to this book

PSA workshop:
Topic: Creating Compelling Characters

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Warren ZideProducer

"Final Destination," "American Pie"
Link to... imdb credentials

PSA seminar
Topic: Pitching your movie Janet pitched an early draft
of script, "Most Wanted Dad."

Bill True

Director of Film Dept.,
Scottsdale Community College, AZ
PSA lecture
Topic: Writing a TV Pilot

Claire Hutchison .

PSA class
Topic: Elements of Story.

Gordon Hoffman

Founder of "Blue Cat"

about the Screenplay Competition

PSA hands-on workshop
Gordon read scripts
based on 15 main beats in a movie.
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Jeff Schimmel Screenwriting Mistakes
Topic: What Ever Screenplay Needs Link to Book: Link to Book:
website: Maximum Screenwriting. com

PSA class, May 2018, Jeff taught
"Reverse Outlining" Scenes.

Eric Bork

his website" target"_blank"> The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen
Link to book
Janet's U.C.L.A. on-line screenplay course

Wonder why movies are visual stories
and don't match the book ?
How to write the truth in a true story.

William C. Martell

Video: ...

Average Screenwriter
Writes 9 Scripts
Before They Sell One

Janet 1st, beginners class
"Gorilla" Screenplay
taught by William Martel



Eric Edson


Book: 23 Hero Sequences

Jill Chamberlain


What is Situation VS Story?

Book: Nutshell Technique

Shane Stanley, Producer, screenwriter

Learn to keeping records on your projects.
Video: ...
Protect Your Work

US Copyright office
Upload screenplay. Fee to register as author.

. book and website:
Save the
-- book: John Truby wrote
"The Anatomy of Story."
. book: Michael Hauge wrote
"Writing Screenplays That Sell."
. book: Linda Seger wrote
"Making a Good Script Great."


"... the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
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