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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.
Go back a few decades, air travel was altogether a classier affair. Now, for most, though, it's getting from A to B as quickly as you can. And as cheaply. Ryanair has set the low-cost mould - and it's still paying off. Their first quarter results - unveiled this week - showed profits doubling compared to a year earlier. Some surprise then that IAG is also reporting a sharp swing to profit. It's up 55% per cent in the second quarter thanks to a recovery at Iberia, and its deep cuts in staff and in costs. Crucially it also did what investors were looking for by reaffirming its targets. Darren Sinden of Titan Investment. SOUNDBITE (English) DARREN SINDEN, TRADER, TITAN INVESTMENT: ''It's not good enough at the moment for a company to, you know, meet or even exceed earnings forecasts. What they need to is to be able to give a positive outlook for the coming quarters, and in an uncertain economic environment, it's very few that can actually do that.'' Lufthansa is still struggling in the no-frills environment. It reported lower than expected second-quarter profit as ticket prices fell on North American, Asian and European routes - recent strike action also weighing on the numbers. It and rival Air France-KLM have both issued profits warnings in the past eight weeks. Both also announcing plans for more low-cost operations. Brenda Kelly of IG says that's not the only challenge. SOUNDBITE (English) BRENDA KELLY, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, IG: ''Lufthansa is looking a little bit short-changed at the moment and they've had a number of strikes over the last six months which have clearly impacted both morale and, of course, the actual days of trade as well ... Certainly the fact that it is so close the problems in Ukraine and Russia means it may very well have to affect its flight path, and of course there are the insurance premiums which will be driven up.'' With Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 seemingly shot out of the sky, Ukraine adds to a growing list of geopolitical concerns for airlines. Just recently flights to Israel were banned for several days because of the conflict in Gaza. Flights to and within West Africa are now under scrutiny because of a new threat: ebola. SOUNDBITE (English) BRENDA KELLY, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, IG: ''While the world doesn't seem to have woken up to the fact that this is quite a major problem, there does seem to be signals at the moment that this is going to be next point of call.'' Airline industry body IATA says it's monitoring developments in the ebola outbreak - in close coordination with the World Health Organisation.