MEMBERSHIP FIRST: MATTHEW MODINE CANDIDATE FOR 2019 SAG-AFTRA PRESIDENT

 MATTHEW MODINE FOR 2019 SAG-AFTRA PRESIDENT

 
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BIOGRAPHY

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In addition to being an internationally renowned, actor, filmmaker, author and photographer, Matthew Modine is a political activist and environmentalist. He’s worked with many of the film industry’s most acclaimed directors on projects including Birdy, Full Metal Jacket, Dark Knight Rises, Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Memphis Belle, Shortcuts, Showtime’s Weeds and the Netflix global phenomenon, Stranger Things.

He has performed on Broadway, The Miracle Worker, in London’s West End, Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues directed by Robert Altman, and played Atticus Finch in a theatrical production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Hartford Stage, which became the most successful production in the theatre’s 60 year history. Modine has been nominated for multiple Emmys and is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and Golden Lion for his work as an actor. He’s the author of the award winning book, Full Metal Jacket Diary.

Matthew has worked in the environmental sector for over four decades. He studied oceanography in San Diego and has been passionate advocate for the health and protection of the world’s oceans and sea life. Bicycling has been his primary form of transportation since moving to New York in 1980. Most of his environmental accomplishments are based on common sense solutions. In the mid-90’s, Matthew single-handedly convinced the William Morris Talent Agency to evolve away from single page script printing to double-sided, effectively cutting industry wide paper consumption in half. He shared this idea of paper reduction with other actors and agencies and double-sided scripts became the industry standard, saving billions of sheets of paper over the years. While working on a film in Ouerzazate, Morocco, Matthew helped to institute a plastic bottle deposit and recycling program. The effort not only cleared the desert of discarded bottles, but provided young kids that collected the bottles with pocket money (as it did for Modine when he was a boy). Matthew is the founder of Bicycle for a Day (BFAD), whose mission is to encourage bicycling as a way toward better health and environmental sustainability. BFAD’s first event attracted some 14,000 participants. Presently, Matthew is working on his global DO-ONE Campaign, a viral video campaign which encourages and empowers individuals to “do one” thing everyday to reduce wasteful behaviors. Modine has served on the board of NYC’s Transportation Alternatives, Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation, Lustgarten  Pancreatic Cancer FoundationVan Cortlandt Park Conservancy, Bronx NY, the Director of Humanitarian Activities for Twisted Sun, Inc. and the acting President of Hyper Chariot. Matthew founded CardCarryingLiberal.net, a grassroots movement dedicated to human rights. In addition, Mr. Modine is an avid supporter of The Wounded Warrior Project, Purple Heart Foundation and God’s Love We Deliver. You can find out more about Matthew Modine by visiting his website. Photographs | Mackenzie Stroh


AWARDS

Screen Actors Guild Award Best Ensemble, Stranger Things

Golden Globe Award Best Ensemble, Short Cuts 

Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup, Short Cuts

Micheal Moore’s Traverse City FF Founder's Prize, Best Short Film, Jesus Was a Commie

Oldenburg Film Festival, Best Short Film Jesus Was a Commie

Dublin Film Festival Best Short, Super Sex

Coronado Film Festival Best Short Film, Super Sex

Venice FIlm Festival Best Actor, Streamers


NOTABLE SUPPORTERS

Notable supporters who have officially endorsed MembershipFirst candidates for the 2019 SAG-AFTRA election include Awkwafina, F. Murray Abraham, Joey Lauren Adams, Danny Aiello, David Andrews, Pete Antico, Bess Armstrong, Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Uzo Aduba, Sean Astin, Adam Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Jessica Barth, Bonnie Bartlett, Jennifer Beals, Nina Blackwood, Megan Boone, Elayne Boosler, Adam Brody, Clancey Brown, Neve Campbell, Lynda Carter, Chip Carriere, Patricia Clarkson, Clifton Collins Jr., Kevin Corrigan, Joe Cortese, Marcia Cross, Liane Curtis, Olivia d’Abo, Joe d'Angerio, Beverly D'Angelo, Adam Davenport, Bruce Davison, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Anne De Salvo, Laura Dern, Vincent D’Onofrio, Caitlin Dulany, Monique Edwards, Debbie Evans, Greg Evigan, Mia Farrow, J.J. Feild, Marie Fink, Frances Fisher, Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Laura San Giacomo, Edi Gathegi, Jared Gilman, Jack Gilpin, Betty Gilpin, Elliott Gould, Reekah Graf, Heather Graham, David Alan Grier, Riley Griffiths, Scott Grimes, Nick Guest, Pam Guest, Regina Hall, Mark Hamill, David Harbour, Ed Harris, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Louis Herthum, Claire Holt, Arliss Howard, C. Thomas Howell, Ernie Hudson, Allison Janney, Kristen Johnston, Shirley Jones, Ty Grandson Jones, Melissa Leo, Richard Lewis, Jodi Long, Joe Lo Truglio, Steve Lukather, David Jolliffe, Howard Kaylan, Diane Keaton, Costas Mandalor, Sarah Ann Masse, Heather Matarazzo, Kent McCord, Ann McDonough, John C. McGinley, Leighton Meester, Jeff Michalski, Carrie Mitchum, Ruby Modine, Alfred Molina, JT Mollner, Esai Morales, Jane Morris, Rob Morrow, Bill Mumy, Kevin Nealon, Liam Neeson, Adam Nelson, Nick Nolte, Rosie O’Donnell, Christine Beehive-Queen Ohlman, Ron Ostrow, Patten Oswalt, Rick Overton, Joey Pantoliano, Ryan Park, Rosie Perez, Elizabeth Perkins, Russell Peters, Glenn Plummer, Brock Powell, Bill Pullman, Cristina Rackoff, Efren Ramirez, Joanelle Romero, Patricia Richardson, Robin Riker, Maya Lynn Robinson, Alan Ruck, James Russo, Meg Ryan, William Sadler, Johnathon Schaech, Annabella Sciorra, Sarah Scott, Martin Sheen, Sebastian Siegel, Nancy Sinatra, Lori Singer, Brooke Smith, Mira Sorvino, Frank Stallone, Aron Stevens, Connie Stevens, Lynn Marie Stewart, Eric Stoltz, Mena Suvari, Wanda Sykes, Renee Taylor, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Scottie Thompson, Stuart Townsend, John Travolta, Peter Van Norden, Grace Van Patten, Milo Ventimiglia, Lisa Ann Walter, Jason Weinberg, Olga Wilhelmine, Treat Williams, Mykelti Williamson, Debra Winger, Dean Winters, Madeline Zima and Daphne Zuniga.

Modine is also especially proud to have received supporting endorsements from three past SAG Union Presidents including Ed Asner, Bill Daniels and Alan Rosenberg.

MEDIA Interested media who wish to interview Matthew Modine contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson by telephone +1 212. 645. 8006 or via nelson@workhousepr.com


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