Notable supporters who have officially endorsed Matthew Modine's candidacy for 2019 SAG-AFTRA President include Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Sean Astin, Adam Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Jessica Barth, Jennifer Beals, Megan Boone, Adam Brody, Kevin Corrigan, Marcia Cross, Bruce Davison, Marie Fink, Frances Fisher, Vincent D’Onofrio, Edi Gathegi, Rebekah Graf, Scott Grimes, Nick Guest, Pam Guest, Ed Harris, Melissa Joan Hart, Dennis Haysbert, Louis Herthum, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, Jodi Long, Steve Lukather, David Jolliffe, Costas Mandalor, Heather Matarazzo, Kent McCord, Leighton Meester, Ruby Modine, Alfred Molina, Esai Morales, Bill Mumy, Glenn Plummer, Cristina Rackoff, Patricia Richardson, Maya Lynn Robinson, Alan Ruck, James Russo, Sebastian Siegel, Martin Sheen, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Stallone, Mira Sorvino, Eric Stoltz, Mena Suvari, Scottie Thompson, Stuart Townsend, Grace Van Patten, Lisa Ann Walter and Madeline Zima.
Modine is also especially proud to have received supporting endorsements from three past SAG Union Presidents including Ed Asner, Bill Daniels and Alan Rosenberg.
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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 has 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.
Modine has performed on Broadway including 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. He has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards and is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and Golden Lion for his work as an actor. He is the author of the award winning book, Full Metal Jacket Diary.
Modine 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, he 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 Ouarzazate, Morocco, Modine 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). He 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, he 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 Foundation, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, Bronx NY, the Director of Humanitarian Activities for Twisted Sun, Inc. and the acting President of Hyper Chariot. He founded CardCarryingLiberal.net, a grassroots movement dedicated to human rights. In addition, 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
Follow Matthew Modine on Twitter @MatthewModine and his campaign via @MembershipFirst
Screen Actors Guild Award Best Ensemble, Stranger Things
Golden Globe Award Best Ensemble, Short Cuts
Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup, Short Cuts
Michael 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
Bicycle Photo | Dawidh Orlando
God’s Love We Deliver, Board Member
God’s Love We Deliver mission is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.
Bicycle for a Day, Founder
Bicycle for a Day's mission is to empower individuals with tools which they can use in their everyday lives to make a measurable, tangible difference to our community, our environment and our personal health. Matthew received a Proclamation from New York City Mayor Micheal Bloomberg for his efforts.
Weizmann Institute USA, Supporter and Spokesman
The institute is a leader in cancer research, technology, education, alternative energy, health and medicine.
Twisted Sun Innovations, Director of Humanitarian Relationships, Investor
Twisted Sun is a leader in hydrogen energy solutions.
Wounded Warrior Project / Soldier Ride, Ambassador
WWP helps veterans and service members who’ve incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military.
Ambassador. Plastic Oceans mission is global. They work to inform people about the dangers of plastic pollution, inspire people to care about the problem, empowering them to change and become a part of the solution.
New York Film Academy Masters Scholarship
The New York Film Academy Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding candidates of the school’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs in Filmmaking and Acting for Film.
Supporter. A nonprofit organization stimulating greater global awareness about extreme poverty, educating the public, and provoking compassionate and intelligent giving.
Friends of Scotland
Ambassador. Founded by Sir Sean Connery, Friends of Scotland strives to showcase Scottish cultural, educational, historical and genealogical connections between the United States and Scotland. Every year, a benefit for the organization helps to raise funds for charities such as Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Erskine Hospital.
Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Board Member. The foundation strives to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.
Ambassador. A world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests.
Garden of Dreams
Board Member. Garden of Dreams is a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse “to make dreams come true for kids in crisis”.
Supporter. Founded by renowned heart surgeon and television talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz to address the childhood obesity crisis gripping the U.S. Modine is a recipient of the HealthCorps Humanitarian Award
Supporter. WaterKeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.
W O R K H O U S E is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. Celebrating 20 years of service, the agency provides forward thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and modern day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase Contemporary, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
Special message from Michael Rapaport, Tony Hawk and Gilbert Gottfried to Workhouse on the eve of the agency's 20th Anniversary
Special message from Michael Rapaport, Tony Hawk and Gilbert Gottfried to Workhouse on the eve of the agency's 20th Anniversary
WORKHOUSE is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. Celebrating two decades of service, the agency provides forward thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and modern day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase Contemporary, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
Public Relations Riot: The Anxiety of Automation and the Relic of PR Here at the Crossroads of Communication
Within an industry traditionally slow to transform, Public Relations needs a radical rebellion and must defend — and extend — its existing business.
Austrian Economist Joseph Schumpter coined the term “creative destruction” which describes the process of young, entrepreneurial companies sweeping away large incumbent enterprises akin to old men losing vitality as they age. This process of industrial mutation has reverberated and the street is littered with the likes of Blockbuster, Tower Records, Polaroid, and Sears: Industries who did not heed innovations call.
The province of Public Relations faces similar devaluation. Have this industry’s greatest innovations over the past two decades truly been a pitch shift from fax to email? Glossy press kits to EPK? Influencer marketing? Newsjacking?
Today we stare directly into the reflective glass of a communications field attempting to keep up in a world of self-promotion.
This is its clarion call to get with the times.
A recent survey states “84% of PR Pros Say Media Relations Remains Important But Adaption to New Challenges Seems Slow”
Is it therefore surprising that many believe the ancient PR model to be a critical patient?
Over the course of my 25 year history as a public relations executive and the founder of a firm that specializes in creative communications, I believe it is mission critical to riot here at the crossroads of communication for we are in a frontline battle that demands elicit changes to both our practice and paradigm.
William Penn said, “Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.”
Over four millennia, PR has evolved and expanded its influence worldwide.
Until it didn’t.
Primitive public relations bloomed in 1800 B.C when Sumerians used a farm bulletin to explain the growth of crops. The road to modern relations extended to the propagation of faith during the Middle Ages, creation of The Federalist Papers to support formal passage of the United States during Colonial Times, the pioneering press agentry of P.T Barnum and his touring circus, Franklin Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats,” to the founding of the Public Relations Society of America in 1948. Examples that both established and esteemed the fine art of communication.
Trapped in tradition until the dawn of the digital age, our values soon became bipolar. Success was found in the combination of two different PR generations, relationship-building entwined against digital savviness.
In this era of lean newsrooms, whittling publications, and a world media hamstrung by ‘Fake News’ and ‘Alternative Facts,’ we must reclaim our relations by building innovation into our industries DNA to avoid a slow death.
Public Relations is now a hyphenate. It is a content partner of visual assets that extends well beyond the identification of media opportunities and interest segments, while constructing a strategy, system and culture that sustains growth. Experimentation and collaboration are the new arts and crafts within a blindingly innovative communications culture. The magic of our might involves both the management of our relationships and the crafting of emotional content to solve problems not easily measured. Its goal? To provide communication conceived as long and short term objectives which turns reputation into revenue.
And what is the revolutionary fix to our fragile infrastructure? A moonshot ascent into bold new realms?
No, industry leaders define the future as a premise termed PESO.
The PESO model (Paid, Earned, Shared and Owned Media) has been heralded with the potential to become the industry’s largest untapped opportunity; a data-driven mindset absolutely necessary to elicit metamorphosis.
Both agency and client-side PR pros point to the current landscape as:
• Content Creation (81%)
• Social Media (75%)
• Brand Reputation (60%)
• Media Relations (55%)
For an industry lauded for its imagination, this is nothing more than a band aid for a battlefield.
We can begin by recognizing the four forms of industry innovation:
Conventional Innovation: We must build upon our existing technological competencies in order to exploit our current business practices. PR must imminently rise, craft an agile approach to fuel a future through technical integration and media collaboration.
Disruptive Innovation: We must shift our present business model and embrace digital literacy and fluency within new and revolutionary roles as creators, makers and strategists.
Progressive Innovation: We must enable a major technological change, one that reinforces our existing business through skillset and storytelling in order to become leading lights in surpassing our audience expectations.
Engineered Innovation: We must institute radical change technology while simultaneously creating a new business model by integrating tech tools within an industry and fragmented media world rip for disruption.
Conventional, Disruptive, Progressive or Engineered, these innovations constitute a Public Relations riot.
I think of the cannon of women and men who aspire to change the world through howling headwinds and status quo — futurists with soul, sound and fury. Champions who do tomorrow’s work today. As we approach the 20th anniversary of my agency Workhouse, I aspire to aid in the ascension of aspiration, dive deep into the depths of disruption, and amplify the change we will make to the very nature of this industry’s facile foundation.
Not simply reconfigure the power percentages of possible media placement.
To tackle the paradigm shift before us through evolutionary mechanisms, I am intensely interested in banding together industry-wide to divine a new direction forward for a business that should own its future.
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