About Michael E. Uslan
Executive Producer of: two of the top grossing movies in history, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) and THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) the latter with eight Oscar nominations, winner Best Supporting Actor, five Peoples Choice Awards, winner Best Picture ; BATMAN BEGINS (2005); BATMAN (1989), winner Best Picture, Peoples Choice Award; BATMAN RETURNS (1992); BATMAN FOREVER (1995); BATMAN and ROBIN (1997); THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1 & 2 (2012-13); BATMAN: YEAR ONE (2011); BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (2010); SUPERMAN - BATMAN: APOCALYSE ( 2010); SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009); GOTHAM KNIGHT (2008); BATMAN BEYOND: RETURN OF THE JOKER (2000) ), winner, Annie Award for outstanding achievement in animation; BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE BATWOMAN (2003); CATWOMAN (2004); BATMAN VS. DRACULA (2005); BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUB-ZERO (1998).
Producer of: BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (1993); CONSTANTINE (2005); THE SPIRIT (2008); Assoc. Producer, NATIONAL TREASURE (2004).
Winner of the Emmy Award as Executive Producer for “Best Animated Series”, WHERE ON EARTH IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? (1994-97).
Writer of my memoir for Chronicle Books (2012), THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN.
Executive Producer: THREE SOVEREIGNS FOR SARAH, acclaimed PBS/American Playhouse Salem Witch Trials mini-series starring Vanessa Redgrave (1985); TUROK, SON OF STONE (2008); ROBIN COOK’S HARMFUL INTENT, CBS-TV movie based on the best-seller (1993); LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE’S VERY ANIMATED CHRISTMAS (also writer) for Fremantle (1995); prime-time animated series FISH POLICE (CBS 1992); and Creator/Writer/Executive Producer of DINOSAUCERS, 65 episodes animated (1987-1993).
Producer: SWAMP THING (1982); RETURN OF SWAMP THING (1989). Executive Producer of: SWAMP THING cartoon series (1991-93); SWAMP THING prime-time live-action series, 72 episodes (USA Network 1991-93, SyFy Channel 1994-99). Producer of the documentaries: THE MARVEL SUPER-HEROES GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY (Discovery Channel 2004); THE LEGENDS BEHIND THE COMIC BOOKS (2009); Executive Producer of historical segments for NBC’s 1988 Summer Olympics; THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN (2013).
Instructor of both the first accredited college course and correspondence course on comic books (Indiana University 1971); author of: the first text-book on comics, The Comic Book In America; America At War- A History Of War Comics; Mysteries In Space- A History Of Science Fiction Comics; The Best Of Archie; The Comic Book Revolution; The Pow! Zap! Wham! Comic Book Trivia Quiz Book; Introductions for: Superman In Action Comics Archive V 3; Batman In The 50’s ; Shazam Archive V 3 ; Thunder Agents Archive V 1, V 2; Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The DC Universe V 1, V 2, V 3, Omnibus; The Mighty Crusaders Archive V1; Superman In World’s Finest Comics Archive V 1; Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told; Comic Cavalcade Archive V 1; Catwoman: 9 Lives Of A Feline Fatale; Brave & Bold Team-Up Archive V 1, V2; The Spirit Archive V16; Enemy Ace Archive V 2; Adam Strange Archive V 2; Batman: Dynamic Duo Archive V 2; Green Lantern Archive V 6; The Spirit: Femmes Fatales; Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Captain America V 3, V 4, V 5; Marvel Masterworks, Young Allies V 1; Batman Annuals V 1, V 2; The Pureheart Archives; Archie, Will You Marry Me?; Archie: The Married Life; Batman Archive V 8; Archie Archive, V 8; The Shadow V 63; Silver Age Teen Titans Archive V2.
Author of the children’s book, CHATTERBOX: THE BIRD WHO WORE GLASSES, a 2006 Best Books Award Finalist. Author of the graphic novel, BATMAN: DETECTIVE #27 (2004). Co-Creator of the manga graphic novel, THE MYSTERIANS (2008).Writer, the syndicated comic strip, TERRY AND THE PIRATES, (1995-96); Initiator/writer, JUST IMAGINE with Stan Lee (2001-02); scripter, BATMAN and THE SHADOW comic books (the ‘70’s); THE QUESTION; Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT (2009); THE SPIRIT BLACK & WHITE (2010); ARCHIE GETS MARRIED (2009-2010); LIFE WITH ARCHIE (2010), Eisner Award nominee 2012; THE AVENGER MEETS THE GREEN HORNET (2012); UNDERSEA AGENT (2012); BATMAN (2013).
Author of numerous books including DICK CLARK’S THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL for Dell, a Literary Guild Selection; and THE ROCK ‘N ROLL TRIVIA QUIZ BOOK for Simon & Schuster; THE TV TRIVIA QUIZ BOOK V 1 and V 2 for Crown; ARCHIE MARRIES for Harry Abrams Publishers.
Motion picture production attorney for United Artists in charge of legal affairs of films including APOCALYPSE NOW, ROCKY II, RAGING BULL, and THE BLACK STALLION (1976-80).
Participant, Vice President Joe Biden’s entertainment industry meeting on gun violence (2013); Member, Advisory Board, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (2003-2009); Member, Board of Directors, Wild Brain Animation Studio (1999-2005). Member, Board of Trustees, Center for Excellence in Education (1993-99). Former member, Youth Grants Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities. Vice Chairman, New Jersey Film Commission (1992-2013). Member, Board of Trustees, Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium/Black Maria Film Festival (1992-2002).
Recipient of: World’s first Doctorate of Comic Books, Monmouth University 2012;CINE Motion Picture Industry Trailblazer Award 2012; Inkpot Award, highest honor from Comic Con for lifetime achievement 2012; Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree 2012; Peace Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2011; West Point’s Cadet’s Choice Award 2009; Montclair Art Museum Award for extraordinary artistic and creative contributions to American comic books 2007; The President’s Medal for Excellence, IU 2006; Academy of Law Fellows 2006; Iconosphere Award for Film 2006; Independent Spirit Award 2005; President’s Circle Award, IU 2002; Distinguished Hoosier Award 2001; Hoagy Carmichael Creative Achievement Award 1989; Who’s Who in Entertainment; Who's Who in the World.
Creator of museum exhibits on the history and art of comic books for The Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art (NY 2011-12); The Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey, 2007-2008); The Lilly Library (Indiana University, 2005); Advising/Loaning, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute, Salutes Power of Superheroes Imagery in Fashion (2008).
On-camera DVD/TV appearances: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012); THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PT 1 & 2 (2012/2013); THE BATMOBILE (2012); BATMAN YEAR ONE (2011); JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO WORLDS (2010); THE SPIRIT (2009); WONDER WOMAN (2009); JUSTICE LEAGUE: A NEW FRONTIER (2008); LEGENDS BEHIND THE COMIC BOOKS (2009); COMIC BOOKS UNBOUND (2008); TUROK, SON OF STONE (2008); THE STAN LEE STORY: WITH GREAT POWER (2012); DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER (2012); BATMAN MOVIE 1967 (2008); GOTHAM KNIGHT (2008); POPEYE COLLECTION (2007); AQUAMAN COLLECTION (2007); IN A SINGLE BOUND (2006); SUPERMAN MOVIE COLLECTION (2006); BATMAN MOVIE COLLECTION (2005); WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES, VILLAINS, & VIXENS (2005).
Commencement speaker, Indiana University 2006 (named one of the top ten commencement speeches of all time by USA TODAY), IU School of Law 2003; Speaker, Smithsonian Institution 2006-07; United Nations & State Dept. 2011-12; Keynote speaker: NY Metropolitan Museum of Art 2008; Summit Series 2012; San Diego Comic Con (Guest of Honor) 2012; NY ComiCon 2009-12; Chicago ComiCon 2010; West Point 2009; Television Academy of Arts & Sciences 2011; Producers Guild of America 2011; The Economist Magazine Human Potential Conference 2012; Museum of Modern Art 2012; AIDS Coalition; 60 Universities.
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Indiana University School of Law 1976; Master of Science in Urban Education, Indiana University School of Education 1975; Bachelor’s Degree in History, IU 1973.