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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.
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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.
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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.
Ben Affleck received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award, for his contribution to film in ...
2012 with his direction of "Argo," in which he also stars. The film depicts the true story of the daring rescue mission of United States diplomats from 1970s Iran. Affleck's "Good Will Hunting" co-writer Matt Damon presented him with the award before a packed audience of cinephiles.
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Ben Affleck received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award, for his contribution to film in 2012 with his direction of "Argo," in which he also stars. The film depicts the true story of the daring rescue mission of United States diplomats from 1970s Iran. Affleck's "Good Will Hunting" co-writer Matt Damon presented him with the award before a packed audience of cinephiles. Before the ceremony, Affleck said that he looks forward to directing more films because of the artistic freedom he feels in the job. SOUNDBITE Ben Affleck saying (English): "I think as the director you get to tell a whole story, and you get to sort of wrap around that story themes that are resonant and interesting to you, as an actor you kind of come to a movie and you're trying to express the director's vision for them, so you don't really get to do the same kind of thing in terms of, you know, creating something that speaks from your own experiences. You know, you have bigger sense of authorship." "Argo" is a major contender for best picture, having won the top film prize at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. At that ceremony, Affleck also won a prize for his directing of the film, although he was not nominated in the directing category at the Oscars. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues through Sunday, February 4.