Joe Nussbaum is an American film director and screenwriter. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Nussbaum got his break into the film industry by passing around Hollywood offices his short film George Lucas in Love. The success of the film eventually got him a deal with DreamWorks, and he has since directed films such as the 2004 production Sleepover, the 2006 film American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and the 2007 film Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes. He has also co-written such screenplays as 2016's The Late Bloomer. He also directed the Walt Disney Pictures film Prom, starring Aimee Teegarden and Nicholas Braun. Nussbaum has also directed a number of television series including MTV's Awkward and Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, ABC's Back in the Game and Super Fun Night, and FOX's Surviving Jack. Since 2015 he has been directing the television series Just Add Magic from Amazon Network. He is Jewish.