Josh Singer is an Academy Award-winning film and television writer who tells thought-provoking stories. He brings interesting, challenging and inspiring real-life characters to the screen.
Most recently, Singer co-wrote the acclaimed drama Spotlight (2015) with director Tom McCarthy and was an executive producer on the project. The film, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber and Rachel McAdams, follows the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the Catholic Church child molestation scandal in 2002. The film won Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards and, for his contribution, Singer earned the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, adding to previous accolades including the Critics’ Choice Award, WGA Award and BAFTA Award.
Singer made his feature writing debut with the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate (2013), starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl, directed by Bill Condon. He is currently working on a Neil Armstrong film with Damien Chazelle attached to direct for Universal, and a musical biopic on Leonard Bernstein with Martin Scorsese attached to direct for Paramount.
Prior to writing films, Singer worked on a number of critically acclaimed television shows including Fox’s cult sci-fi series Fringe, NBC’s long-running hit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and NBC’s Emmy-winning The West Wing, which earned him two WGA Award nominations.
Singer graduated from Yale University where he studied Mathematics and Economics, and earned his JD at Harvard Law School and MBA at Harvard Business School. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Singer currently splits his time between Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY with his wife, novelist Laura Dave.