Joshua Brand (born 1950) is an American television writer, director, and producer who created St. Elsewhere, I'll Fly Away and Northern Exposure with his writing-and-producing partner John Falsey.
Brand graduated magna cum laude from City College of New York, after which he was given a fellowship to Columbia University, where he received a Master of Arts degree with honors in English Literature. His play Babyface was produced in Los Angeles in 1978 and was selected as a semi-finalist in the Great American Play Contest sponsored by the Louisville Actors Theater. Another play, Grunts, was given stage readings at the American Conservatory Theater in New York City.
Brand's early television career was spent writing scripts for The White Shadow. He wrote and produced Amazing Stories and A Year in the Life before joining forces with Falsey to develop their three successful series. He later went on to create the short-lived series Going to Extremes. He has been nominated for eleven Emmy Awards and won three, as well as the Humanitas Prize, the Producers Guild of America Award, and the Environmental Media Award for Ongoing Commitment.
Brand's directing credits include the feature film A Pyromaniac's Love Story, the television movies Wall to Wall Records and Homeward Bound, and episodes of thirtysomething and Joan of Arcadia.
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