Joshua Keller Katz

Joshua Keller Katz

WGA Mentor at Veterans Writing Project - Writers Guild Foundation
Screenwriter, Actor and Script Consultant

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
July 2018
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About Joshua

Joshua Keller Katz is an American WGA screenwriter, actor, and disabled veteran based in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where, as a child, he appeared in local radio and television commercials and, later, in local community theater productions. As a teen, he landed a small role in Paramount Picture's Milk Money. Katz first started writing around that time as a freelance writer for the popular Cincinnati publication Everybody's News. Upon completing high school, he served in the United States Navy as a Gunner's Mate, becoming a Missile Tech and a first defense responder to NY and DC on 9/11. Following his military commitment, Katz graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in electronic media. In 2015 Joshua participated in the Veterans Writing Project, a year-long screenwriting mentorship at the WGA. Upon graduating from the course, Joshua founded the Alumni Association. He was a Program Coordinator for the program and has now come full circle as a WGAW mentor. Joshua has continued to act on-camera, including a recurring co-star role on all three seasons of Code Black on CBS. He also wrote a series of commercials for Under Armour. Joshua is the Assistant to the Executive Producers for the CBS sitcom, United States of Al, on which he is also a contributing freelance writer.

Unique traits: Real Combat Veteran, Tactical & Firearms Expert


  • Last Flight From Kabul

    Last Flight From Kabul Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Biography The true story of an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran's attempted race to rescue 5 refugees who are hunted by the Taliban during the final days of the US evacuation from Afghanistan as he worked on a primetime network sitcom that mirrored all of the events. 

  • Shetani

    Shetani Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller Crime A Kenyan wildlife ranger hunts for poachers and battles bureaucracy, amid rumors of a large killer elephant, which locals believe is the Devil incarnate.

  • The Secret of Sleep

    The Secret of Sleep Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime Comedy An insomniac repoman places a narcoleptic woman’s life in danger when he seizes a vehicle from an unhinged drug cartel member.



  • Nicholl Fellowships - Top 10%, "Shetani"

  • Nicholl Fellowships - Top 15%, "The Secret of Sleep"

  • Cindependent Film Festival - WINNER, Best Feature Screenplay, "No Angel"

  • Pitch Now Competition - Official Finalist, "Mocky's Revenge"

  • Los Angeles Crime And Horror Film Festival - Official Finalist, "The Secret Of Sleep"

  • Vail Film Festival - Official Finalist, "Shetani"

  • Cindependent Film Festival - Official Finalist, "Leapers"

  • Black Screenplays Matter - Official Finalist, "Shetani"

  • International Screenwriters Association: Fast Track Fellowship - Top 50, "The Secret Of Sleep"

  • New York Screenplay Contest: Comedy Competition - Park Avenue Award, "The Secret Of Sleep"

  • New York Screenplay Contest: Drama Competition - Official Finalist, "Shetani" (retitled)

  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest: Drama Competition - Official Finalist, "Shetani" (retitled)

  • Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest: Comedy Competition - Bronze Award "The Secret Of Sleep"


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