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Josh Rottenberg

Josh Rottenberg covers the film business for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, and his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, Details and other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, he has played laser tag with Gary Coleman, taken a road trip in a snow storm with Will Ferrell, smoked a peace pipe with Lisa Bonet, and conducted a career-spanning interview with Kermit the Frog.
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