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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., January 9, 2018—On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Williams College will host film producer Michael Uslan for a discussion of his work in the film industry. Uslan’s talk is titled “The Birth of the Batman Movie Franchise: How Passion, Perseverance and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Can Make Your Dreams Come True.” The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the ’62 Center MainStage. Tickets are free but required. To reserve tickets, contact the box office Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., at 413-597-2425 or reserve online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/985127. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Uslan’s films include Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Lego Movie, and Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Uslan has taught college courses on comics and has received awards including a West Point Cadet Choice Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Peace River Film Festival, and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Monmouth University.
In 2012, Chronicle Books published Uslan’s fully illustrated memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman. In it, the author recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan’s story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as executive producer on every Batman film.
Uslan’s talk will be followed by a reception in the MainStage Lobby.
This event is sponsored by the Sterling Fund of Phi Beta Kappa.
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