Bestselling Author of PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR; Relationship Columnist
KIRKUS REVIEWS hailed Josh Sabarra’s first book, PORN AGAIN, as a “spicy debut memoir; a mulitiered chronicle that is provocative, yet also intimate on a whole different level,” calling it “a heartfelt, honest autobiography that’s delightfully funny.” The bestseller has been optioned and is currently in development for television. His relationship and sex advice columns can be found in outlets including THE ADVOCATE and GAY TIMES (UK).
As a TV personality, producer and marketing executive, Sabarra appeared regularly on Twentieth Television’s THE NEW RICKI LAKE SHOW, where he was also a Lead Producer. He is a frequent on-air contributor to CNN and the Executive Producer of the hit cable film THE ELEVENTH VICTIM. The first in his new series of movies for The Hallmark Channel, HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES, aired in October 2016, with second and third installments slated for 2017.
A veteran communications powerhouse with comprehensive management experience in theatrical motion pictures, television, home entertainment and publishing, Sabarra is highly skilled in all aspects of entertainment marketing and public relations. With an extensive network of filmmaker, talent and press contacts across trade and consumer outlets (print, broadcast and online/social media), he is expert at handling corporate and crisis communications, awards campaigns and event planning as well as media training, personal publicity and image development through his firm, Breaking News PR®.
Most recently, Sabarra served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Publicity for A&E/Lifetime Networks, responsible for the high profile and successful launches of such series as PROJECT RUNWAY and Sony’s hit comedic drama DROP DEAD DIVA.
As Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications and Publicity for New Line Cinema, Sabarra spearheaded campaigns for blockbuster films including THE LORD OF THE RINGS, ELF, THE NOTEBOOK, WEDDING CRASHERS and HAIRSPRAY. Previously, as Vice President of Media Relations at Miramax Films, he handled a variety of special projects and film/awards campaigns including KILL BILL, THE STATION AGENT and COLD MOUNTAIN.
Prior to his executive role at Miramax Films, Sabarra was Director of National Publicity and Communications for Warner Bros., where he oversaw campaigns for the HARRY POTTER franchise and studio classics such as WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE GOONIES and GIANT.
Beginning his career with The Walt Disney Company, Sabarra worked on theatrical publicity campaigns for box-office hits HERCULES, MULAN, ARMAGEDDON, TOY STORY 2 and THE SIXTH SENSE, among many others.
Josh Sabarra graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, with a dual degree in Motion Pictures/Communications and Psychology. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.