Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance


A successful evening of ISA
member-written short films!

The Breadwinner

Written by Justin Norman

Lost & Found

Written by Greg Best and Cameron Downing

Theresa’s Trigger

Written by Wes Worthing

Surrogate Dad

Written by Tom Deiker

Dying of the Light

Written by Robert Dopf


Written by Paul Huenemann

Drop Gun

Written by Lewayne White

The Irrelevant

Written by Greg Best

Ghost of a Chance

Written by Michael Berg

Q&A with screenwriters followed.
Thanks for joining us, and making the evening a great success! We hope to see you at the next one in 2017!


An organization dedicated to improving the art and craft of scriptwriters through education, communication and participation.

Five Des Moines-area writers founded The Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance (ISA) in May 1997. Today, ISA membership includes over forty professional and part-time scriptwriters from across Iowa. Some are accomplished playwrights and screenwriters and others are aspiring writers.


ISA-member playwrights have had their plays performed on stages across the country. Screenwriter members have garnered awards and some have had their scripts produced and screened.


ISA special events have included performances of six member-written plays at Living History Farms in central Iowa, and filming of three member-written short screenplays. Monthly ISA programs and workshops for members build and enhance writing skills. Industry professionals bring insight to marketing, refining, protecting and enhancing scripts.


Organized readings of members' scripts provide evaluation and commentary from other members.


Script development, from initial ideas to polished final drafts, is supported through continuous review and encouragement from fellow members. The goal of this website is to provide a source for up-to-date information on meetings, events, resources and member accomplishments.


Most importantly, the Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance has provided Iowa scriptwriters with access to and support from other scriptwriters. All are in the ISA to teach, learn and perfect the art and craft of scriptwriting. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Fleur Cinema and Café
4545 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
$8 admission

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