“T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” Producer David Uslan joins 48FILM Project Jury

"T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” Producer and “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch” Executive Producer David Uslan has joined the 2015 48FILM Project Jury. The short film competition heralds a $100,000 production budget as the Grand Prize.
By: 48FILM Project Inc.
THUNDER Agents Producer David Uslan joins 48FILM Project Jury.
THUNDER Agents Producer David Uslan joins 48FILM Project Jury.
LOS ANGELES - Dec. 31, 2015 - PRLog -- The 48FILM Project is honored to announce that ‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ Producer and “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch” Executive Producer, David Uslan  has joined the 2015 Jury.

The 48FILM Project short film competition made headlines earlier this FALL by announcing the Grand Prize of $100,000 (one hundred thousand dollars, USD) production budget to film a feature film.

David Uslan is set to produce the live-action super hero franchise‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ with Michael Uslan and Shenzhen-listed Huayi Brothers.  Uslan’s career began as an intern with D.C. Comics, Walter Cronkite’s production company and Wild Brain Animation Studios while he was still in college.  After graduating from Indiana University in 2002, Mr. Uslan joined International Creative Management (ICM), one of the leading international talent agencies.  In late 2003, armed with a passion for comic books, history, and creative development, Mr. Uslan went to work for his mentor and father, Michael Uslan, where he assisted in developing and producing films including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Constantine, Catwoman, National Treasure, The Spirit, upcoming Doc Savage and many more.  After twelve years, he still runs development for the family business, whose recent credits include the successful Lego Movie with the sequel, Lego Movie 2, and spin-off film, Lego Batman, in production now.

Uslan’s producing credits for film and television include the Emmy award winning animated series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch (The Hub Network; Disney Channel), Valentine’s Day Massacre (National Geographic Channel), AMC Mob Week documentary series (AMC Network), and American Icons: Al Capone (PBS Network). Beyond the US market, Uslan is currently focusing the majority of his time and energy on building co-productions and regional feature film and television franchises in the Chinese, Korean, and Southeast Asian marketplaces. Partners include The Huayi Bros and Huace from China, as well as KBS and MBC from Korea.

During the fall of 2009, David came on board as Vice President of Business Development for Graphicly, a revolutionary digital publishing, conversion, and distribution company. Graphicly has partnered with over 12,000 top comic book and graphic novel publishers, mainstream publishing houses, and many small press and independent companies, as well as over 15,000 individual creators and renowned feature film and television talent, to help produce, convert, as well as distribute their content across a wide range of eBook, mobile, web, and desktop platforms in new, exciting, socially interactive ways. Many of these publishers were brought in through Uslan’s pre-existing relationships including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Chronicle Books, Capstone, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Legendary Pictures, Relativity Media, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Amazon Studios, and many more.

In 2014, Uslan began working with Blurb, one of the largest and most respected self-publishing companies in the world, helping them move into the mainstream entertainment space, now working with some of the biggest companies and talent in the media industry.

Due to his significant resources and connections in the publishing world, David enjoys packaging his own literary content occasionally. A few examples include Undercover Cop by Mike Russell and New York Times best-selling author Pat Picciarelli published by St. Martin’s Press in 2013, 7 Holes for Air by Emmy award winning actor and director Bill Paxton and Hollywood writer extraordinaire John McLaughlin published by Arcana Comics in 2013, The Protectors by NFL star Israel Idonije and comic book superstar Ron Marz published by Athleta Comics in 2013, All My Stripes – A Story For Children With Autism by Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer published by Magination Press in March of 2015, and Secondhand Heroes by Justin Hansen published by Penguin Random House coming in early 2016.

Along with his career in the feature film, television, and publishing industry, David has consulted for a number of entertainment and digital companies as well. Most importantly are Peel Interactive, a renowned digital marketing shop based in Seattle, WA, Big Machine Designs & Production, a multimedia production company based in Los Angeles, Smithsonian Enterprises located in Washington D.C., and VenSat Animation, a leader in the Indian animation industry. He is also on the Board of Directors for Team Prime Time, an influential afterschool organization based in Los Angeles, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Stan Lee Foundation and Comic Book Classroom. Uslan is represented by William Morris Endeavor.

One of Hollywood’s brightest rising filmmakers David understands from the ground, up, what it takes to make a career in the film and television industries.   It is this knowledge that will make David instrumental in selecting the 2015 48FILM Project winners.  Winning films will be screened at the 2015 award ceremony in Los Angeles, California on February 9, 2016 at the Director’s Guild of America.

The 48FILM Project online festival is open to everyone: beginner to professional, from all nations.  Once registered, a competing team selects a genre and importantly: when they want to start the clock. 48FILM Project provides three (3) elements that are required to be included: a character, a line and a prop. Filmmakers then have forty eight (48) hours to create a short film in English or with English subtitles, four (4) to seven (7) minutes in length and upload it to https://www.48filmproject.com/competition/2015/register. Creators retain the rights to their own intellectual property.

For more information, visit: https://www.48filmproject.com

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