“Applause”, from the feature film Tell It Like a Woman, beautifully penned by Grammy, Emmy, and Honorary Oscar award-winning songwriter Diane Warren and passionately performed by globally beloved singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Sofia Carson is a global anthem of female empowerment.
“I am honored to be the voice of ‘Applause,’” says Carson. “An anthem dedicated to the women of the world. A deeply timely reminder to applaud ourselves for how far we’ve come, and to applaud ourselves for how far we will go. Because we fight like women, we survive like women, and we do it together. On behalf of all women, thank you, Diane, for giving us Applause.”
“I’m so honored to have written the song, ‘Applause’ for the powerful film Tell It Like a Woman. To be part of a film that promotes women in front of and behind the camera has been a very rewarding experience,” said Warren. “Sofia Carson’s beautiful and dynamic voice embodies the emotion and strength of both the song and its message.”
The movie is released by Samuel Goldwyn Films and produced by Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment in association with We Do It Together,a nonprofit film production company whose mission is to tell stories about women, by women, for everyone.
Tell It Like a Women is a feature film comprised of seven short stories whose common denominator is the representation of female protagonists. Each of these very different women face a particular challenge in their lives with extreme determination and courage that makes them stronger and more self-aware. Some of these inspirational and empowering stories, which take place all over the world, are inspired by true events while others are narrative fiction.
Sofia and Diane first performed the song together at the world premiere of the movie at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy in July 2022 and then performed for the UN General Assembly to raise awareness for Women’s Rights.
ABOUT SOFIA CARSON:
Sofia Carson is a force of nature, forging a singular path in music, film, television, and philanthropy. Carson is a multi-platinum, award-nominated singer and songwriter. She’s garnered over 2.5 billion streams, over 8.5 billion total music consumption to date, and reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200. She recently released her self-titled debut album. This year, Carson starred as Cassie in the Netflix global phenomenon Purple Hearts. She also served as Executive Producer and co-wrote and performed the film’s original soundtrack. Purple Hearts debuted at #1 globally and broke multiple viewing records on Netflix. It is one of the Top 10 most-watched films of all time on Netflix with over 220 million hours viewed in its first 28 days. Following the success of Purple Hearts, next Sofia will star opposite Taron Egerton and Jason Bateman in the Netflix and Amblin thriller Carry On. In addition, she has starred in Netflix’s Feel The Beat, Michael Bay’s Songbird, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists; and Disney’s global phenomenon Descendants. As a philanthropist, she stands out as UNICEF’s US Ambassador. She is dedicated to using her voice to engage the youth across the world to relentlessly pursue an equitable world for every child through the lifesaving force of education.
ABOUT DIANE WARREN:
One of modern music’s most celebrated songwriters, Diane Warren has penned nine #1 and thirty-two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, is tied for having written the most #1 songs as a sole writer in Billboard history and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. She has received 13 Academy Award nominations, is a Grammy winner with 15 nominations, Emmy winner and two-time Golden Globe award winner whose songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures. Recently, she won a Golden Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for the original song “lo Si (Seen)’ from the 2020 film The Life Ahead and received an Academy Award nomination for the 2021 original song “Somehow You Do” performed by Reba McEntire for the feature film Four Good Days. Warren is also the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs, the most successful female-owned and operated business in the music industry. She is the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Diane Warren was selected to receive an Honorary Oscar as voted by the Academy’s Board of Governors. She is the first songwriter to receive an Honorary Oscar which was presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards in November 2022.
ABOUT WE DO IT TOGETHER
We Do It Together is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit film production company with the purpose of creating gender parity in society through the production of media content and films created “about women, by women, created for everyone.” We Do It Together was founded in 2015 by filmmaker and producer Chiara Tilesi and launched at the United Nations in 2016. The philosophy behind WDIT is to work together with men and women in the industry and change the way women are represented in media and films. Women are still very much objectified. One recent campaign includes ‘Be The Subject Not The Object’ with Beatrice Fihn, Nobel Prize winner for peace with ICAN campaign. Another WDIT campaign is One Of Us’, a successful series that portrayed Italian women that chose to build their careers in the USA (Actress Isabella Rossellini, 1st female Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Chef Giada De Laurentiis, Scientist Cristina Cassetti, and others), which brought awareness to the mission of We Do It Together. Visit www.wedoittogether.org
Iervolino and Lady Bacardi Entertainment S.p.A. (ILBE) is a global production company, previously called Iervolino Entertainment (IE), founded by Andrea Iervolino and active in the production of film and television content including, mainly, films, TV-shows, animated web series. The Company also operates through the subsidiaries Arte Video, and Red Carpet, IES Serbia, Wepost (formerly Iexchange) and the associated company WTI and has been listed on Euronext Growth Milan since August 2019, and from 12 January 2022 also on Euronext Growth Paris. In 2020 ILBE recorded revenues of € 121 million, EBIT of € 23 million and a net result of € 19 million. For more information, please visit: https://ilbegroup.com/
Dianña (pronounced Dee-on-ya) has found her true calling as a traditional country music singer/songwriter after having written, recorded and performed with many well-known R&B, rap, rock, pop, gospel, alternative, and country artists from Snoop Dogg to Amy Grant.
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