Founder/Writer/Producer/Director, Inspirational Media International
Michael Whitely has over 25 years of experience in media programming with Inspirational Media International (IMI). He took on the role of writing, producing, and directing stories, scripts, and screenplays centered on a host of eclectic topics ranging from rock & roll music to conflict mediation, suicide intervention, and religious tolerance. Michael’s first stage play Let Me Hear It Out There premiered at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square in the early 1990’s leading to the full-length motion picture Shooting Star and his subsequent signing with the Laurens R. Schwartz Agency in New York City. Michael would go on to write, produce, direct, and design conflict mediation programs overseas leading to the creation of the N.I.C.C.I. Awards (Northern Ireland Community Cooperation Initiative), the Phoenix Peace Fountain Memorial, and Mission I.M.P.R.O.V.E (International Model of Partnerships for the Reduction Of Violence through Education) earning IMI the National Community-Based Organization of the year award in 2007. He also works as the Assistant Professor of Psychology at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Cincinnati.