Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels. He is the producer and writer of The Fifth Beatle, a New York Times best-selling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Tiwary became the first ever to win the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for “Best Reality-Based Work” as a first-time comics writer. In addition, The Fifth Beatle has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music and a feature film is in development to shoot in 2014. Tiwary is attached to lead produce a Broadway adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. The production will include the participation of Morissette, as well as that of Pulitzer and Tony award winner Tom Kitt. In television, Tiwary sold a sitcom pilot Punk Rock Dad to CBS, based on the bestselling memoir/parenting manual by Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg. Tiwary is developing a number of additional series including Amelia Rules! — a children’s film franchise and television series based on the series of tween graphic novels by New York Times best-selling author Jimmy Gownley. On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations—every single one of his shows have been decorated. They include The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot (the groundbreaking adaptation of the superstar rock band’s multi-platinum album), Mel Brooks’ The Producers (the most Tony Awards ever) and Young Frankenstein, A Raisin In The Sun(starring Sean Combs), and A Little Night Music (starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury).