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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.
Helping to ring in the holiday season many more jobs for the U.S. labor market. U.S. employers added a surprise 146,000 ...
new workers to payrolls in November with retail, professional and business services and temp jobs leading the way. Superstorm Sandy had only a muted effect on the month. Other data showed the jobless rate dipped to 7.7 percent, but that was due to a lower participation rate. A whole lot of Americans stopped looking for work.
Helping to ring in the holiday season many more jobs for the U.S. labor market. U.S. employers added a surprise 146,000 new workers to payrolls in November with retail, professional and business services and temp jobs leading the way. Superstorm Sandy had only a muted effect on the month. Other data showed the jobless rate dipped to 7.7 percent, but that was due to a lower participation rate. A whole lot of Americans stopped looking for work. Companies ranging from UPS to Amazon were bulking up seasonal staff in the thousands. Stephen Gallagher, Chief U.S. Economist of Societe Generale says many U.S. firms took on holiday help encouraged by steadily improving trends in housing and the labor market. SOUNDBITE: STEPHEN GALLAGHER, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, SOCIETE GENERALE (ENGLISH) SAYING: "They seemed to go into the Thanksgiving weekend with a bit more enthusiasm and confidence over how their customer performance would be. So they may have taken on additional help this year versus last year." And many companies are attracting higher quality holiday workers says Cary Leahey of Decision Economics. SOUNDBITE: CAREY LEAHEY, CHIEF U.S. ECONOMIST, DECISION ECONOMICS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "There's a lot of seasonal hiring going on is because firms can get away with it. In other words they know that labor is so cowed by the bad performance of the last five years that instead of getting a full time job, you'll be happy with any job." SOUNDBITE: JEANNE YURMAN, REUTERS REPORTER, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "There are many other seasonal jobs other than just retail. There are accountants helping with year-end paperwork, people helping in restaurants with year-end parties. But seasonal jobs are just that: they're seasonal. So at the end of December many of them will go away." How many seasonal employees might stay on in 2013 depends on what happens with the fiscal cliff. Whatever tax policies are worked out in Washington has a huge bearing on hiring next year.