Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "Chinese companies looking overseas for financing, Andy. Big name companies like CNOOC and Tencent actually really securing overseas financing despite a weaker yuan." (SOUNDBITE) (English) COLUMNIST, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, ANDY MUKHERJEE, SAYING: "Well Tara, puzzling isn't it? Well, you know the popular explanation is that Chinese companies are raising funds overseas despite the weaker yuan because credit conditions are tightening at home. Now there is some merit to that argument, especially if you look at the money raised overseas by Chinese property companies. Now they might indeed be tempted to borrow offshore and bring funds onshore because the domestic banking system is not accommodating them as well as it used to before. Now there is, however, another explanation which Peter Thal Larsen of Breakingviews favors, which is that Chinese companies are rapidly globalizing buying assets abroad. And so, they legitimately require foreign currency financing, and therefore they are heading overseas." (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "So this move overseas, Andy, is it set to continue?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) COLUMNIST, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, ANDY MUKHERJEE, SAYING: "Well it is perhaps set to continue. And to see why, you just have to consider the CNOOC deal. CNOOC, as you know, recently did a $4 billion bond sale, dollar denominated. Now that was essentially to partly refinance its, you know, costly acquisition of the Canadian oil and gas company, Nexen. Now, to the extent that deals like this can only increase in size and grow in complexity as China globalizes further, foreign currency fund-raising by Chinese companies can only grow." (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "Chinese companies moving overseas. Bond issuance part of the plan, it's all happening." ENDS