Michael Uslan is the originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie franchise and the author of the memoir The Boy Who Loved Batman. In March 2016, he sat down with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz to co-host an evening of comic book movies titled “From Comics to Film,” where he gave the backstory on the great 1930s to 1950s superhero movie serials.
A graduate of Indiana University and its School of Law, Uslan taught the first college accredited course on comic books at IU and recently, with Stan Lee, on-line for the Smithsonian Institution/EdX. His 2006 commencement address at IU has been named one of the top graduation speeches of all time by USA Today, NPR, and Graduationwisdom.com. Beginning in the 1970s, he wrote for DC Comics (Batman and The Shadow) before moving into films. In 1989, he was Executive Producer on Tim Burton’s Batman. He has since served as Executive Producer on all the modern Batman films to date (including this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Other films to his credit include, National Treasure (2004), Constantine (2005) and The Lego Movie (2014). It has also been announced that he will produce the upcoming films T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Doc Savage.