Joshua Losben is an award-winning screenwriter, lecturer, and musician. He is a graduate of the USC Writing for Screen and Television MFA program where he was named the Jack Oakie Comedy Fellow. He currently teaches Screenwriting and Advanced Motion Script Analysis at Cal State - Northridge and De Anza College.
In 2017, Losben was selected as a quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, and a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. He is 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, Imagine Entertainment and USC. He was also a staff writer on the original half-hour comedy Entitled.
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.”