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Last modified: Thursday, October 26, 2006

Uslan to visit the Kelley School as Distinguished Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Oct. 26, 2006

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Michael Uslan shares his knowledge of the motion picture industry with IUB telecommunications students.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Michael E. Uslan, chief creative officer, producer and founding partner of Comic Book Movies, LLC, will visit Indiana University's Kelley School of Business on Tuesday (Oct. 31) as a Distinguished Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

At a public presentation, Uslan will speak on the topic, "The Business of Hollywood," at 2:30 p.m. in Room 1034 of the Godfrey Graduate and Education Center, 1275 E. 10th St. Admission is free, but space is limited. Registration is required by Friday (Oct. 27). To register, call 812-855-4248 or contact Amy Denekamp at

Uslan, who holds three degrees from IU, has had an outstanding career in Hollywood spanning nearly 30 years. He is well known in the film and comic book industries as executive producer of the "Batman" franchise films. He won a People's Choice Award in the "Favorite Motion Picture" category for Batman (Warner Bros. 1989), and an Emmy Award for "Best Animated Series" as executive producer of Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

Uslan co-founded Comic Book Movies, LLC in 2005 to produce movies with "A-list" directors, screenwriters and acting talent. The company is dedicated to building multi-media entertainment franchises by developing and producing intellectual properties in the world of international comics and "manga" (Japanese comics). The company has numerous partnerships with a number of high-profile comic book creators.

Films, video and animation stemming from comics have become a $25 billion business industry via the box office, DVDs, videogames, toys and other merchandising.

The Kelley School's Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosts the distinguished entrepreneurs-in-residence program to inspire students and enable them to hear about the successes and challenges of starting or expanding an emerging business. It is a part of the Dye Speakers Series, which seeks to enhance entrepreneurial experiential learning opportunities for students.

For more information, contact the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at 812-855-4248.