A screenwriter, R. Michael Wisner has written or cowritten seven screenplays, including six currently in development. He honed his ability to speak to wide audiences by working alongside some of the world’s most renowned artists. For instance, Tom Cruise encouraged R. Michael Wisner to author Madhatters, an original screenplay that tells the story of a young lawyer who discovers a governmental cover-up involving environmental catastrophe. His other screenplays range from a Revolutionary War-era thriller to a modern political satire.
Besides his commitment to writing, R. Michael Wisner has given back to his community by cofounding the Earth Communications Office, an organization that brings together creative professionals in an effort to deliver eco-friendly messages through the media. Such performers as Meg Ryan and directors as Ron Howard have involved themselves with ECO. Further, Mr. Wisner supported Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in their effort to raise awareness and combat the toxic effect of pesticides on farm laborers. Subsequently, he served as a pallbearer at Mr. Chavez’ funeral.