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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.
Greek politicians debated the issue until the early hours. The Opposition party Syriza had brought a no confidence motion in the hope of overturning tough austerity measures. (SOUNDBITE)(Greek) OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER ALEXIS TSIPRAS SAYING: "You failed to stop economic disaster, you failed to find alternatives to propose to our lenders on the bailout, and most importantly, you failed to face the enormous humanitarian disaster that is looming for millions of our citizens." But in the end the motion to topple the government was rejected by 153 of Greece's 300 MPs. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras. (SOUNDBITE)(Greek) FINANCE MINISTER YANNIS STOURNARAS SAYING: "Whether our programme is failing is a matter for the markets to judge: is that why interest rates have fallen so much in the last year? Is that why the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone is now zero, whereas not so long ago it was more than 50 percent?" The debate took place during a crucial inspection by representatives from Greece's lenders. The troika team is in Athens checking the country's progress towards meeting bailout targets. Greece needs their approval before it gets the next instalment of a near 6 billion euro loan. There was plenty of public support for the no confidence motion. But investors took the debate in their stride. Adam Cole is from RBC Capital Markets. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ADAM COLE, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, SAYING: "I think unless there is a real realistic prospect of the political concern turning into concern that Greece could go so far as exiting the euro zone then the impact of that on markets is quite limited and I think the risk of that is very, very small. A prospect for Greece would be so much worse outside the euro zone then they are inside that the market puts a very low risk on that." Greece's Prime Minister insists the country is now "moving towards growth." That may be true but its troubles are far from over. One lawmaker was expelled for siding with the opposition, reducing the coalition government's majority to just four. And the troika currently estimates Greece will fall 2 billion euros short of its target. That means the government must come up with new budget measures to fill the gap And many austerity-weary Greeks say they can't take any more.