Jim Strouse ’99 is a screenwriter and film director. He wrote the film Lonesome Jim (2005), directed by Steve Buscemi and filmed in Goshen. He wrote and made his directorial debut with Grace Is Gone (2007) starring John Cusack, winning an Audience Award for most popular dramatic feature and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival for the film. He next wrote and directed the film The Winning Season (2009), starring Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts. His film People Places Things was released in 2015. He wrote and directed The Incredible Jessica James (2017).