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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.
The highly anticipated film "The Great Gatsby" had its world premiere in New York kicking off what film director Baz Luhrmann ...
hopes will be a summer of extravagant Gatsby-inspired parties and good music. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and has a soundtrack packed with some of today's biggest pop-stars produced by rapper Jay-Z. Luhrmann made sure the 3D big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book would hit an array of senses.
The highly anticipated film "The Great Gatsby" had its world premiere in New York kicking off what film director Baz Luhrmann hopes will be a summer of extravagant Gatsby-inspired parties and good music. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and has a soundtrack packed with some of today's biggest pop-stars produced by rapper Jay-Z. Luhrmann made sure the 3D big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book would hit an array of senses. SOUNDBITE: Baz Luhrmann, director, saying: "Fitzgerald took African American street music, jazz, and he put it front and center in his novel. And people said, 'why are you doing that, it's a fad, it will never last.' And I thought I wanted the audience when they watched this movie to feel like the audience did when they heard that jazz. Or they read that jazz in his book or popular music." The film marks the second time DiCaprio and Luhrmann have teamed up, the first being in 1996 for "Romeo and Juliet." SOUNDBITE: Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, saying (English): "Baz is one of the most exciting nostalgic directors to work with. Once you're enveloped in his world of creativity you can't leave it." Fans crowed New York's Lincoln Center to watch the stars walk the red carpet. Actress Carey Mulligan, who plays Daisy was overwhelmed. SOUNDBITE: "It's completely surreal and so exciting and I'm really like privileged. It's amazing." The film will open in the U.S. on May 10th and will also open the Cannes film festival on May 15th.