Irving Belateche is an author, screenwriter, and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He's written screenplays for Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., and other studios. He's worked with producers Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction), Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Joel Silver (The Matrix) as well as directors Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and Roland Emmerich (Independence Day). Belateche adapted the first Hugo award winner, The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester, for Paramount and producer Robert Evans (Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby). His first novel, "Under An Orange Sun, Some Days Are Blue," a bestseller on Amazon, was based on his journey as a Hollywood screenwriter after the loss of his daughter. It's a deeply moving and inspirational story that offers unique insights on how to face and conquer life's greatest challenges. His second novel "H2O," which was the #1 science fiction novel in Amazon's Kindle store, is a riveting thriller that takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where knowledge has disappeared and curiosity will get you killed. Belateche lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.