Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance Workshops 2010 – Workshop #2

Mark your calendars for August 28th!!!

The Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance's August workshop is #2 of three installments for 2010 and will again focus on screenwriting. Take heart all you playwrights! Workshop #3 is in the works for October. Some big plans are being made for this workshop devoted entirely to the art of writing for the theater!

Workshop #2 will feature our special guest, Bruce Elgin! 

Bruce has been active in the independent film community for over ten years. He has an MFA in screenwriting and has written nearly twenty feature length screenplays. In addition to producing, he has directed two features and over the years has worked in nearly every position on a movie set.

Here's what will be covered in the workshop:

  • Screenwriting Basics
  • Character and Structure
  • Character Psychology
  • Heroes and Villains
  • Marketing

Attendees are encouraged to send Bruce the first two pages of any screenplay they are working on. Bruce will take a look at your script and provide feedback during the workshop regarding character introductions. Please send your first two pages in a PDF file to

Here's what else you need to know:

Cost: For ISA members - FREE
IMPA members - $20.00
Non-ISA members - $25.00 - BUT HERE'S THE BEST PART: Pay the cost of admission and receive a FREE ISA membership! This will entitle you to FREE or discounted rates to all ISA events in the coming year!

Location: Des Moines Central Library
                 1000 Grand Avenue
                 Des Moines

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
We'll break for lunch around 1:00 PM. There are several eating establishments nearby.

Coffee, water and light refreshments will be provided by the ISA.

How to reserve your spot: ISA members should RSVP by e-mail to Terry Daily at .

All others make checks payable to Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance and mail to:

Andrew McDowell - ISA Treasurer
5241 Dakota Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Be sure to include a note with your name, home address, and e-mail address - Note on your check "ISA Workshop #2"

E-mail Terry Daily, ISA Vice President,  with any questions: