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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.
DURATION:-----------------------------------------1:13SHOTLIST:AP - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - October 11, 20131. STILL IMAGE of initial HealthCare.gov website homepageAP - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - October 28, 20132. STILL IMAGE of updated HealthCare.gov website homepageAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPortsmouth, New Hampshire - October 25, 20133. Wide of Deborah Lielasus sitting at desk4. Close of Deborah Lielasus' hands5. SOUNDBITE (English) Deborah Lielasus, Lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYOrlando, Florida - October 28, 20136. Mid of Daniel McNaughton at table7. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel McNaughton, Lives in Orlando, Florida (Transcript Below)8. Wide of Daniel McNaughton at table9. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel McNaughton, Lives in Orlando, Florida (Transcript Below)10. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel McNaughton, Lives in Orlando, Florida (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPortsmouth, New Hampshire & Orlando, Florida - October 25, 2013 & October 28, 201311. Mid of Deborah Lielasus overlayed on on Mid of Daniel McNaughtonAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPortsmouth, New Hampshire - October 25, 201312. Close of computer screenAP - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - October 28, 201313. STILL IMAGE of updated HealthCare.gov website homepageVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:WHEN THE HEALTH-CARE DOT GOV WEBSITE LAUNCHED --THIS WAS WHAT YOU SAW.A STOCK PHOTO OF A WOMAN'S SMILING FACE.BUT SOON AFTER THE WELL-DOCUMENTED GLITCHES STARTED --SO DID THE JOKES.AND SOON - THE NOW "VIRAL" IMAGE -- WAS REPLACED WITH ICONS.BUT SMILING FACES MAY RETURN -- AS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS NOW ASKING PEOPLE WHO'VE SUCCESSFULLY PURCHASED HEALTH INSURANCE --TO LET THEIR PICTURES BE USED INSTEAD.SOUNDBITE (English) Deborah Lielasus, Lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:"I got an email from somebody at Health and Human Services saying would you be willing to tell your story for a PSA? And I said sure!"PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE BEING CONTACTED -- AFTER SHARING THEIR SUCCESS STORIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA --SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel McNaughton, Lives in Orlando, Florida:"After hearing my story through my Facebook page, Health and Human Services sent down a film crew here to get my story themselves."PUTTING A FACE ON THE STORIES -- SO MANY SHARE.SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel McNaughton, Lives in Orlando, Florida:"Both my parents had lung cancer and since they had insurance, they were able to pay for their treatments.SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel McNaughton, Lives in Orlando, Florida:"So for me, getting health insurance is a big deal and I think everybody needs it.""OFFICIALS DECLINED TO COMMENT SPECIFICALLY ON WHICH PHOTOS WILL BE USED --IN FUTURE VERSIONS OF THE WEBSITE.BUT WILL SAY IT IS TRYING TO MAKE CHANGES -- THAT WILL HELP USERS BETTER UNDERSTAND KEY INFORMATION --WHILE MAINTAINING THE OVERALL DESIGN. SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press