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: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK CEO (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Today we are finally going to talk about that Facebook phone or more accurately we are going to talk about how you can turn your Android phone into a great social device." And with that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the next move in the battle for mobile dominance. Facebook Home is more than just a plain app, but less than a full-fledged branded phone. It incorporates the social network's news feed and instant messaging with Android text messaging, and even throws in an app manager. The goal: keep mobile users connected to Facebook longer -so advertisers can dig deeper. But Kevin Burden of Strategy Analytics says Facebook won't be knocking out its competitors, who offer much more. SOUNDBITE: KEVIN BURDEN, DIRECTOR OF MOBILITY, STRATEGY ANALYTICS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Until they continue to build out that platform beyond more than just a social networking platform, they are probably most at risk of being eclipsed." Doubts about Facebook's mobile strategy have dogged the stock since its debut, leaving it roughly 30 percent below its opening price. In that same time frame, shares of Google are up by just about the same amount. Right now, it's Google that has the best position in the mobile world, says Mashable Business Editor Todd Wasserman. SOUNDBITE: TODD WASSERMAN, BUSINESS EDITOR, MASHABLE (ENGLISH) SAYING: "They are a company who makes most of their money through advertising that's why they are getting into hardware. They want to get the reach as far as they can get." That position is not without challenges from complex relationships. Facebook's "Home" app is built on Google's Android platform, but a search function takes aim at Google's main revenue source. Meanwhile, sources say Google is readying the launch of its low-price second generation Nexus 7 tablet, but it has to go up against Amazon's Kindle Fire line, which is expanding and runs on Google Android by the way. For Burden, the next battleground in the mobile world - whether tablet or smartphone - comes down to one thing: price. SOUNDBITE: KEVIN BURDEN, DIRECTOR OF MOBILITY, STRATEGY ANALYTICS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The battle for the mid-tier in smartphones really is for trying to get that additional billion users. If you think about it, only about a third of the world's population is connected to the internet. There are a lot of users out there, a lot of potential users out there who don't have a mobile phone, that certainly doesn't have a smartphone." And that puts Apple at a disadvantage. Analysts say even if Apple comes out with a lower-priced iPhone, the price will still be at a premium to others on the market, leaving the door open for Samsung and even HTC, which is first to put out the Facebook-dominated phone. The price? Only $99.