Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance


An organization dedicated to improving and promoting the craft of scriptwriters.

Open Script Night
Monthly, variable dates
Urbandale Public Library
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2019–2021 ISA BOARD

Elected September 28, 2019 at our Annual Meeting


President: Karen Swanson

Secretary: Renee Warner

Treasurer: Dave Stuck

Membership Co-Chair: Adam Beilgard



Additional Board Members: 
Wes Worthing
Robert Dopf
Alexander Dingeman

Gary DeSomber

4th Annual


ISA's showcase of short films, all written by Iowans/ISA members, is now a yearly event.


Submission specs coming soon!

Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00pm at Flix Brewhouse


Check back soon to order advance tickets!

Five Des Moines-area writers founded The Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance (ISA) in May 1997. Today, ISA membership includes over thirty 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. 

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