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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.
SHOTLIST:POOL -- AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington -- September 24/251. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Senate floorAndrews AFB -- September 24, 20132. President Barack Obama and Michelle board AF1AP -- AP CLIENTS ONLY3. FILE: Doctor visitPOOL -- AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington -- September 254. Sen Harry Reid (Majority Leader) on Senate floor AP -- AP CLIENTS ONLY5. Graphic with calendar6. FILE: US CapitolWashington -- September 25, 20137. Set up shot of Stan Collender8. SOUNDBITE: Stan Collender, Qorvis Communications9. FILE: Various government Washington -- September 20, 201310. SOUNDBITE: Thomas Mann, Brookings InstitutionWashington -- September 25, 201311. SOUNDBITE: Stan Collender, Qorvis CommunicationsPOOL -- AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington -- September 25, 201312. Various of US SenateWashington -- September 19, 201313. Speaker of the House John BoehnerWashington --September 25, 201314. Various of US HouseVOICEOVER SCRIPT:For 21 hours, Texas Senator Ted Cruz controlled the senate floor--aiming to delay action on a bill that would avoid a government shutdown.The key issue--money for President Obama's health care law.The House bill would defund the lawSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid is angling to eliminate that provisionThat raises the prospect of a government shutdown monday night if the House and Senate can't agree on a spending bill:One analyst puts the chances of that at 70 percent:SOT: Stan Collender, senior partner Qorvis Communications If both sides were just arguing about numbers about the budget there's a compromisable number. But when one side says no Obamacare and the other side says $200 million, for example, what's in between those 2?Any shutdown wouldn't impact the entire government.Social Security checks would still go out.The TSA would still man security checkpointsMilitary personnel would stay at their postsThe postal service would keep delivering the mail.And even the about-to-open insurance exchanges created by the health care law would stay open.But museums would close. So would passport offices.SOT: Thomas Mann Brookings InstitutionThere are some conservative activists who want to shut down, who want to show they're prepared to take tough action. They think that will strengthen their case. SOT: Stan Collenderthe amusement of the typical voter with the spectacle of the government shutting down quickly changes to frustration when they cant get anyone on the phone at a government agency they do business with or need to get some answers from.(:11)The senate will spend several days on its bill before sending the House a measure that includes money for the health care law--With time running down, GOP leaders leaders will then have to decide whether to accept it, propose changes, or reject it and allow the first government shutdown since 1996.jb the ap capitol hill