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Michael Uslan

Originator & Executive Producer of all Batman Movies—from 1989's Batman through 2012's The Dark Knight Rises to 2016's Batman vs Superman

In an inspiring program, Uslan takes audiences along on the journey of creating his career to bringing Batman successfully to the big screen. He shares the principles that allowed him to persevere despite repeated rejection and encourages audiences everywhere to reach for their dreams and believe in themselves.

In a different program specifically aimed at corporations, guilds, and business conferences, Uslan uses Batman to discuss the need for the spirit of entrepreneurship and the critical importance of branding and re-branding in business today, and how we all personally need to adapt that concept to our own lives by periodically reinventing ourselves.

In a third program, Uslan addresses the founders of the comic book industry and how, not coincidentally, the majority of them are Jewish immigrants or first generation American Jews. Personally familiar with these legends, Uslan shares their anecdotes and also reveals the connection between the super-heroes created by these men and women and Jewish lore and tradition—i.e. how The Golem spawned The Hulk and just how similar Superman and Moses really are.

BIO

Michael Uslan is best known as the Originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie series—starting with Tim Burton’s 1989 film, continuing through Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, and most recently into Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Lego Movie (2014) and Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In 2012, Chronicle Books published Uslan’s fully illustrated memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman. In it, the author recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan’s story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton’s 1989 re-envisioning to 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, creating one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.

Michael Uslan is best known as the Originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie series—starting with Tim Burton’s 1989 film, continuing through Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, and most recently into Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Lego Movie (2014) and Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In 2012, Chronicle Books published Uslan’s fully illustrated memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman. In it, the author recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan’s story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton’s 1989 re-envisioning to 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, creating one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.

Media

"Michael Uslan was well-received at each event. He drew a sizable audience and stayed until after 11 pm signing books and meeting crowd members."

Miami University of Ohio

SPEECH TOPICS

From Fan to Filmmaker: The Journey to Bring Batman to the Silver Screen

Pow! Zap! Oy! How Jewish Immigrants Created Super-Heroes

The Legends Behind the Comic Books

Books & Media