Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Joshua Losben is a graduate of the USC Writing for Screen and Television MFA program. While at USC, he worked as an assistant to renowned screenwriter Mardik Martin (Raging Bull, Mean Streets). In 2014, Losben was awarded the Jack Oakie Comedy Fellowship for his original screenplay, Tainted Glove. He was a staff writer on the original half-hour multi-cam pilot Entitled. He is also the writer and director of numerous webisodes and shorts including the original comedy musical series, The Dirty Boy Jamboree, a collaboration between New Form Digital and Imagine Entertainment. His latest script Space Kids was recently selected as a quarterfinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
Prior to earning his graduate degree, Losben spent seven years touring the country as a singer/songwriter, along the way opening for artists including Ben Folds and OK Go. He independently released four albums with his band Shwa and the Good Times. The Washington Post featured his debut album Just a Thought on its annual top ten local list and USA Today included his music on their Pop Candy podcast. In 2008, Losben won the prestigious ASCAP Robert Allen Songwriting Award for his original song “Chop Chop.”
Losben first developed his love for film as an undergraduate at American University where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While at American, Losben was the head writer and anchor for Monkey Hate Action News, a satirical comedy news program on campus television. He was also the first place winner in American University’s inaugural 72-hour film festival for “Nobody Said It’d Be Easy,” a short film that he wrote and directed. He specializes in flawed characters who learn to find the humor in everyday life.