Michael E. Uslan Filmography
|Executive Producer of: THE DARK KNIGHT (Warner 2008) 3rd largest grossing movie in history, Oscar for Best Supporting Actor/ 8 Oscar nominations, winner of 5 People's Choice Awards including Best Picture; BATMAN BEGINS (Warner 2005); BATMAN (Warner 1989), winner, Best Picture People's Choice Award; BATMAN RETURNS (Warner 1992); BATMAN FOREVER (Warner 1995); BATMAN and ROBIN (Warner 1997); BATMAN: YEAR ONE (Warner HV 2011); BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (Warner HV 2010); SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYSE (Warner HV 2010); SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES (Warner H V 2009); GOTHAM KNIGHT (Warner H V 2008); BATMAN BEYOND: RETURN OF THE JOKER (Warner H V 2000) ), winner, Annie Award - outstanding achievement in animation; BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE BATWOMAN (Warner H V 2003); CATWOMAN (Warner 2004); BATMAN VS. DRACULA (Warner H V 2005); BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUB-ZERO (Warner H V 1998).
Producer of: BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Warner 1993); CONSTANTINE (Warner 2005); THE SPIRIT (Lionsgate 2008); Assoc. Producer, NATIONAL TREASURE (Disney 2004).
Winner of the Emmy Award as Executive Producer for "Best Animated Series", WHERE ON EARTH IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? (FOX Network 1994-97).
Executive Producer of: THREE SOVEREIGNS FOR SARAH, the acclaimed PBS mini-series based on the Salem Witch Trials for American Playhouse (one of the year's ten best TV shows per "People" magazine) starring Vanessa Redgrave (1985); TUROK, SON OF STONE (Weinstein Co. 2008); ROBIN COOK'S HARMFUL INTENT, hit CBS-TV movie based on the best-seller (1993).
Current projects in development: THE SHADOW; BILLY BATSON & THE SECRET OF SHAZAM; CONSTANTINE 2; DOC SAVAGE; THUDER AGENTS; UNTITLED DARK KNIGHT SEQUEL.
Writer of my upcoming auto-biography for Chronicle Books (2011), THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN.
Executive Producer/Writer of LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE'S VERY ANIMATED CHRISTMAS, a holiday special (Fremantle 1995). Executive Producer of the prime-time animated series FISH POLICE (CBS 1992). Creator,/Writer/Executive Producer of DINOSAUCERS, a 65 episode cartoon series (Coca-Cola/Columbia/ DIC in syndication 1987-91, The Family Channel 1992, and USA Network 1993).
Producer of: SWAMP THING (United Artists 1982); THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING (Miramax 1989) based on the DC comic book series. Executive Producer of: SWAMP THING cartoon series (FOX Network 1991and USA Network 1992-93); SWAMP THING prime-time live-action series, 72 episodes (USA Network 1991-93 and The Science Fiction Channel 1994-99).
Producer of: THE MARVEL SUPER-HEROES GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY (Discovery Channel 2004); THE LEGENDS BEHIND THE COMIC BOOKS (2009); Director/Producer of remakes of Thomas Edison's earliest films, including: THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, THE KISS, THE SNEEZE (1993); Executive Producer of historical segments for NBC's 1988 Summer Olympics; Director/Writer of the stage play, CASABLANCA REVISITED, about the making of the classic movie (1997); Producer of TELEVISION'S GREATEST BITS (VH-1); Producer of THE FIRST NATIONAL TRIVIA QUIZ; and Executive Producer of the PBS special, TEACHING TOLERANCE (1994).
Authority on comic book history as 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 (Indiana University); America At War - A History Of War Comics (Simon & Schuster); Mysteries In Space - A History Of Science Fiction Comics (Simon & Schuster); The Best Of Archie (G.P. Putnam's Sons); The Comic Book Revolution (Indiana University); The Pow! Zap! Wham! Comic Book Trivia Quiz Book (William Morrow); histories/ introductions for: Superman In Action Comics Archives V 3; Batman In The 50's; Shazam Archives V 3; Thunder Agents Archives V 1 and V 2; Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The DC Universe V 1, V 2, and V 3; The Mighty Crusaders Archives V1 (Archie Publications); Superman In World's Finest Comics Archives V 1; Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told; Comic Cavalcade Archives V 1; Catwoman: 9 Lives Of A Feline Fatale; Brave & Bold Team-Up Archives V 1; The Spirit Archives V16; Enemy Ace Archives V 2; Adam Strange Archives V 2; Batman: Dynamic Duo Archives V 2; Green Lantern Archives V 6; The Spirit: Femmes Fatales; Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Captain America V 3 and V 4; Marvel Masterworks, Young Allies V 1; The Batman Annuals V 1 and V 2; Captain Marvel & The Monster Society of Evil; The Pureheart Archives; Archie, Will You Marry Me?; Archie Marries.
Author of the children's book, CHATTERBOX: THE BIRD WHO WORE GLASSES, a 2006 Best Books Award Finalist. Author of the acclaimed hardback graphic novel, BATMAN: DETECTIVE #27 (DC 2004). Co-Creator of the manga graphic novel, THE MYSTERIANS (Tokyopop 2008);
Writer of the syndicated comic strip, TERRY AND THE PIRATES, (1995-96); Initiator/writer of JUST IMAGINE with Stan Lee's "Batman", "Superman", "Wonder Woman" and other DC super-heroes (2001-02); scripter of BATMAN and THE SHADOW comic books (the '70's); THE QUESTION in DC Archives Action-Heroes V 2; Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT (2009); THE SPIRIT BLACK & WHITE (2010); ARCHIE GETS MARRIED (2009-2010); LIFE WITH ARCHIE (2010); THE GREEN HORNET (2010); THE AVENGER MEETS THE GREEN HORNET (2011); MR. JUSTICE (2011); PUREHEART (2011).
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.
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).
Member, Advisory Board, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (2003-2009); Member, Board of Directors, Wild Brain Animation Studio (1999-2005). Member, Board of Trustees, The Center for Excellence in Education (1993-99). Former member, Youth Grants Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities. Vice Chairman, New Jersey Film Commission (1992-2009). Member, Board of Trustees, Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium/Black Maria Film Festival (1992-2002).
Recipient of: West Point's Cadet's Choice Award (2009); The Montclair Art Museum Award for extraordinary artistic and creative contributions to American comic books (2007); The President's Medal for Excellence, IU (2006); The Academy of Law Fellows (2006); The Iconosphere Award for Film (2006); The Independent Spirit Award (2005); The President's Circle Award, IU (2002); The Distinguished Hoosier Award (2001); The 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 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 appearances as producer and historian: 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 (2010); DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER (2010); BATMAN MOVIE 1967 (2008); GOTHAM KNIGHT (2008); POPEYE COLLECTION (2007); AQUAMAN COLLECTION (2007); IN A SINGLE BOUND (2006); THE SUPERMAN MOVIE COLLECTION (2006); THE BATMAN MOVIE COLLECTION (2005); THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES, SUPER-VILLAINS, SUPER-VIXENS (2005).
Lecturer /motivational speaker. Commencement speaker, Indiana University 2006; Speaker, Smithsonian Institution 2006, 2007; Keynote speaker: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art 2008; NY ComiCon 2009, 2010; Chicago ComiCon 2010; West Point 2009; 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.