Applause

Coming to America!

In anticipation of the fourth quarter release of Applause, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation is busy crafting a compelling North American version of the film’s trailer. Upon its completion, the trailer will be made available for viewing on the Web site, and the marketing team will be launching a campaign to take it viral. In other news, plans are being finalized for Paprika Steen’s U.S. press tour, which will begin Sunday, November 28, and run through the film’s scheduled premiere on Friday, December 3. Ms. Steen will be making appearances at screenings and doing interviews on both coasts. She will also be accompanied on select dates by the film’s producer, Mikael Christian Rieks, and director/co-writer, Martin Pieter Zandvliet.

Ask Paprika

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) is gearing up to launch an exciting, interactive promotion called “Ask Paprika.” The award-winning star of Applause wants to get to know her audience here in the States. Over the next few months, fans will be able to ask Ms. Steen questions via the official Facebook and Twitter for Applause. Fans can ask not only about the film, but also about the evolving motion picture industry in Europe, Paprika’s past features, her future projects, her acting style, and more. She encourages fans to be creative with their questions and not to be afraid to ask something original and interesting. Paprika’s personalized video responses to the questions selected will be posted on YouTube. The promotion will commence this month.

Independent Film Society Chlotrudis Applauds "Applause"

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) is pleased to acknowledge support for Applause by the Chlotrudis Society For Independent Film. Members of this prestigious Boston-based organization saw the film at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and were so impressed by Paprika Steen’s performance that they’ve joined our efforts to spread word-of-mouth about the picture. Last year, Steen won the coveted Chlotrudis Career-So-Far Award honoring her memorable past work both in front and behind the camera, and she may be acknowledged again for this new film with a Chlotrudis Award nomination. For more information about this great indie film group, visit www.chlotrudis.org.
CSIFlogoWorld Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) is pleased to acknowledge support for Applause by the Chlotrudis Society For Independent Film. Members of this prestigious Boston-based organization saw the film at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and were so impressed by Paprika Steen’s performance that they’ve joined our efforts to spread word-of-mouth about the picture. Last year, Steen won the coveted Chlotrudis Career-So-Far Award honoring her memorable past work both in front and behind the camera, and she may be acknowledged again for this new film with a Chlotrudis Award nomination. For more information about this great indie film group and to read some of their reviews, visit www.chlotrudis.org.

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World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) Acquires Acclaimed Danish Film, “Applause”

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (formerly OTCBB:WWMO) has acquired exclusive North American distribution rights to the award-winning feature, Applause, [www.applausemovie.com] from Koncern Film of Denmark. Directed by Martin Pieter Zandvliet and starring Danish-American actress Paprika Steen in an internationally acclaimed performance, Applause will open exclusive, Oscar-qualifying runs in New York and Los Angeles on December 3 prior to a wider national release.

Showcased at numerous film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, the London International Film Festival, and the Hamptons International Film Festival, Applause has won recognition for Steen's bravura performance as a recovering alcoholic stage actress whose struggle to reclaim her role as a mother is complicated by the demons from her past. World Wide plans to mount an Oscar campaign for the film and Steen's performance, with Steen scheduled to make extensive personal appearances in connection with the New York and Los Angeles openings.

"Our ability to work with Paprika Steen, who is so well known from film and stage in Europe, presents an exciting opportunity for World Wide to promote and brand Applause in the US," states company President/CEO Paul D. Hancock.

Widely recognized as one of Scandinavia's foremost actors, Steen has offered tour-de-force performances in such major European films as Adam's Apples and The Celebration.

Applause marks a significant step in World Wide's evolution, launching the company's new strategy of distributing high-profile foreign language films as a potentially lucrative niche market for North America. "We're hoping to step into the gap created by the departure of such specialty distributors as Warner Independent and Paramount Vantage and fulfill the increasing demand among discriminating audiences for challenging and entertaining foreign language and independent films," Hancock offers.

Founded in 1977, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation is a diversified company with shareholders throughout the world, primarily involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrials and television productions. World Wide's industry executives and board members have produced, distributed and consulted on a wide variety of film and television projects, earning Academy awards, Emmy awards and prizes from world film festivals.

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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