Irving Belateche is a screenwriter, author, and speaker. He’s written screenplays for Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., and other studios as well as for TV networks HBO and SyFy. Among the seventeen feature scripts he’s sold are Combustion, Time Killer,Testament, Expecting andThe Veil. He also adapted the first Hugo award winner, The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester, for Paramount and producer Robert Evans (Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby) and he wrote the Amazon bestsellingbook in visionary fiction, Under An Orange Sun, Some Days Are Blue.
Belateche has worked with producers Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction), Joel Silver (The Matrix), Gavin Polone (Panic Room, Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) as well as directors Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and Roland Emmerich (Independence Day).
In addition to his continued work on the front lines of Hollywood screenwriting, Belateche is a sought-after speaker, seminar leader, and private consultant. He lectures on the craft and elements of great storytelling with an emphasis on inspiration.
Belateche is a graduate of Columbia University where he received a B.A. in English and a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where he received an M.A. in Film Production with a focus on screenwriting. He’s a member of the Writers Guild of America.