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"The Boy Who Loved Batman: The True Story of How a Comics-Obsessed Kid Conquered Hollywood to Bring the Dark Knight to the Silver Screen"

Special Event: “The Boy Who Loved Batman: The True Story of How a Comics-Obsessed Kid Conquered Hollywood to Bring the Dark Knight to the Silver Screen”

Date: Monday, August 22, 2011
Location: NY NATAS, 1375 Broadway (between 37thand 38thStreets), Suite 2103
Cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM
Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
Join the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York for an evening with Michael Uslan, Executive Producer of the Batman series and author of The Boy Who Loved Batman.
Following a Q&A, Uslan will be signing copies of his personal memoir available for purchase.  The book will be released to stores this September.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
About the book:
In 2008 the film The Dark Knight became one of the highest grossing films of all time, and cemented the Batman film series as one of the most successful film franchises ever. This achievement was no surprise to Michael Uslan, the man who had dreamed of making a dark, serious Batman film since he was a child, and had (with his partner Benjamin Melniker) acquired the rights to the films in 1979. For the majority of his life, he believed in the power and universality of the Batman story, and was determined to bring a sophisticated take to theaters, even when the industry believed it was a property best left for children.
In his personal memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman, Uslan shares his story— starting with his humble beginnings as a comics-obsessed New Jersey boy (who entered college with 30,000 comics in his collection), to his early renown as the creator of the first college course on comics. Uslan recounts how his summer employment at DC Comics lead to him writing for The Shadow and, in a fulfillment of his dream, Batman. He reveals the behind-the-scenes drama behind securing the right to produce Batman films, and reinvigorated the Dark Knight as the powerful, serioushero that audiences love.
The Boy Who Loved Batman is an inspiring story of a man who realized his childhood dream, and shared it with the world.
Michael Uslan is a film producer with numerous award winning projects to his credit, including his role as executive producer of the Batman series from Batman to The Dark Knight Rises. He is a highly sought speaker who has appeared at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and West Point.
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Please RSVP via email to reserve a seat.Use title “Batman” in subject line of email. Space is limited.
Produced by Jacqueline J. Gonzalez.
Speaker Michael Uslan


Mon, Aug. 22, 2011
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018