VP & General Manager, Skywalker Sound
Josh Lowden earned a dual degree in Literature and Writing from the University of California, and has always been interested in the storytelling process. He spent eight years living in Europe, working in senior entertainment industry roles in marketing and business development and traveling throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, before returning to the US in 1999 to take a position with Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic.
In 2001 he transferred to Skywalker Sound, where he became deeply interested in postproduction sound, both as an art form unto itself and as it relates to the visceral impact sound can have on the broader storytelling experience in film. At Skywalker Sound, he held positions as Director of Operations and Director of Production over a 12-year period before being promoted to General Manager in 2013.
In his General Manager role, Lowden is able to merge his interests in the art of sound and the storytelling process, and to pursue a diverse portfolio of projects helmed by the most dynamic filmmakers working in both independent and wide-release films.