Michael Uslan is the originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie franchise from 1989’s revolutionary Batman to the acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012), to recent blockbusters Joker (2019) and The Batman (2022). Additional globally branded properties in which he has been involved include National Treasure (2004), Constantine (2005), The Lego Movie (2014), and the Emmy Award-winning children’s series Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Uslan’s memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman, was published by Chronicle Books in 2011 and serves as the basis for his 2022 Broadway-bound play, Darknights and Daydreams. His new book, Batman’s Batman: A Memoir from Hollywood, Land of Bilk and Honey, was released in March 2022.
Uslan, who has also cohosted on-air evenings for TCM, notes how fortunate he has been to have met Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, Lucille Ball, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Huntz Hall, Celeste Holm, Eddie Bracken, Mickey Rooney, Van Johnson, Moe Howard, and Butterfly McQueen.