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James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "A completely stacked trading day ahead this Thursday (July 24) in Asia. First up..." ...we head to beautiful New Zealand, where the central bank is set to hike interest rates to 3.5 percent. Policy makers there are dealing with a housing and migration boom, alongside rising inflation and a high flying currency. On the topic of difficult situations, watch for trade data in Japan to see if the country's export sector can bounce back from a terrible May as expected. The export growth forecast for June is a slight rebound to 1 percent while imports are seen jumping 8.4 percent. The economy is facing both weak domestic demand, stung by a sales tax hike and soft external shipments to both Asian trading partners and the U.S.. On a more positive note, look to China for what should be some good news. A key early private survey of factory activity will be closely watched Thursday (July 24) after that surprisingly strong GDP figure last week. The preliminary flash PMI reading is seen rising to 51, above the 50 line separating expansion from contraction which would be its highest reading in more than a year. Finally to South Korea for a slew of corporate results. We've got chipmaker SK Hynix, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor and steel producer POSCO all expected to post numbers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JON GORDON, SAYING: "That beyond their own performance will serve as indicators of the health of their respective industries. " ENDS