Applause

Enter Soon!

World Wide has just launched its second sweepstakes promotion for Applause. The grand prize winner will receive an invitation for two to the film's red carpet premiere event on Friday, January 21, in Los Angeles. The second prize winner will receive a coveted, autographed one-sheet (poster) from the picture. Finally, the third prize winner will receive a shooting script signed by one or more of the movie's stars.  For rules and entry instructions, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Applause/126007614098443?v=app_121121694568521.

The Final Countdown

With less than a week left prior the start of Applause's Oscar-qualifying run, World Wide's marketing team has been busy getting the word out. Screeners have been mailed to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for review. Additionally, the official advertisement will be running in The Los Angeles Times beginning on Sunday, November 28, and World Wide's crew of street teamers have been reaching out to potential audience members for the film at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theatre. Ticket sales are already going well. Click here to pre-purchase yours.

Apple Trailers

Apple Fans Take A Bite Of Applause
Have you seen the compelling new trailer that World Wide has released for North American audiences? Visitors to the Apple iTunes site have. Since the trailer was posted there this week, awareness of the film had increased and also driven traffic to the official Applause movie site. Check it out at http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/applause/.
Have you seen the compelling new trailer that World Wide has released for North American audiences? Visitors to the Apple iTunes site have. Since the trailer was posted there this week, awareness of the film had increased and also driven traffic to the official Applause movie site. Check it out at http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/applause/.

Sneak Peek

The trailers are up and running! The dramatic and well-crafted trailer for Applause is now playing in theaters throughout the Los Angeles area. The first batch has been sent to the Laemmle and Regal theater chains with more to follow. In all, there will be 60-70 prints of the trailer being shown alongside studio films and art-house pictures alike. New York-area trailer runs will begin soon. Have an opinion about it? Be sure to leave a comment on our Facebook page. We’d love to know what you think!

Winging It!

Not only will internationally acclaimed actress Paprika Steen be winging her way to the U.S. soon to promote APPLAUSE, but also she’ll be arriving in style! World Wide is pleased to announce that that Air France-KLM/Delta Air Lines has come on board as the newest supporter of the film and will be sponsoring Ms. Steen’s travel both from Denmark and across the U.S. For a listing of additional prominent supporters of the picture, visit http://www.applausemovie.com/supporters. Interested in joining us? Please contact World Wide’s corporate office at (714) 960-7264.

Coming Soon!

With the Friday, January 21, North American release of Applause fast approaching, World Wide is pleased to announce the initial list of theaters at which the film will be shown. In New York, it will show at the Beekman Theatre (1271 2nd Ave.) and the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston St.). On the West Coast, Applause will be shown in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre (8000 Sunset Blvd.), in Beverly Hills at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 (9036 Wilshire Blvd.), and in Orange County at the Edwards University Town Center 6 Theatre in Irvine (4245 Campus Drive). Be sure to check back again as the release date gets closer for additional locations.

Everything You Wanted To Know… And More!

Do you have a question for Paprika Steen? The surprisingly funny Danish-American actress and internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen is answering them via video on World Wide’s YouTube channel as part of a special promotion for the film Applause. For instructions about how to post your question, click here http://applausemovie.com/ask-paprika. To view the first of the answers that she has recorded, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/wwmpc. Be sure to spread the word!

US Bound

On November 28, the star of Applause Paprika Steen will be arriving from Denmark to begin a whirlwind press tour that will have her meeting and greeting critics, members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and fans alike at industry screenings and events on both coasts. Accompanying her on portions of her trip will be the film’s producer, Mikael Christian Rieks, and director/co-writer Martin Pieter Zandvliet. The trio will be on hand for the film’s various screenings and functions in both Los Angeles and New York.

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“One of the best screen performances of the year.”

- Karen Durbin, The New York Times

"Deeply affecting ... unflinchingly real."

- Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary performance by Paprika Steen.”

- Roger Ebert,The Chicago Sun-Times

"[Steen] brings a thrilling emotional nakedness and...unsentimental honesty to the part."

- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“A fearless, tour-de-force performance by star Paprika Steen...extracts the essence of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence.”

- Alissa Simon, Variety

"Taut and daring"

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 'Pick of the Week'

One of reviewer Neil Curry's four films to watch

- CNN

“Quite notable, particularly for its intense, stripped-down lead performance by Paprika Steen.

- Peter Knegt, indiewire.com

“A terrific performance by Danish film star Paprika Steen.”

- Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

“Though utterly convincing as a renowned theater actress, it's clear from her work in Applause that Paprika Steen has a face for the camera [and] considerable on-screen magnetism...[A] journey [of] melancholy self-realization.”

- Matthew Connolly, Slant magazine

"Paprika Steen is absolutely harrowing and brilliant."

 - Chris Kriofske, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film