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Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan

We're celebrating 80 years of Batman!

Michael Uslan, the man who brought the legendary superhero back to the big screen, came to CCXP Cologne!

He's one of the world's most important figures on Dark Knight and will tell behind the scenes stories of how he produced the Batman movies and the animated series, starting with Tim Burton's iconic 1989 film.

The Executive Producer is responsible for many award-winning movies, including Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice; The Lego Movie; and The Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins; The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises. He is also the Executive Producer of a wide range of TV movies, animated TV Series, and documentaries. He won an Emmy Award for “Best Animated Series” with his production of Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Together with Ernie Chua, he wrote several comic stories for DC Comics, a publishing house for which he wrote for the well-established series Detective Comics and Green Lantern/Green Arrow. His most famous figurative creation from this period was the modern pirate and Batman adversary Captain Stingaree ("Captain Stingray"). He has authored a wide range of books and graphic novels, including, America At War- A History Of War Comics; Mysteries In Space- A History Of Science Fiction Comics; Best Of Archie; The Comic Book Revolution, and his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

In the late 1970s, Uslan succeeded in establishing himself as a production lawyer for films such as Apocalypse Now, Rocky II and Like a Wild Bull in the film industry. Following on from this, he began a career as a film producer for which he was awarded the Independent Spirit Award of the Garden Film Festival and in the course of which he specialized primarily in comic adaptations.