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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.
Anne Hathaway proved the focus of attention at the world premiere of Les Miserables in London. Hathaway was joined by A-list cast members including Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, and says she's still coming to terms with having to shave her hair. (SOUNDBITE) Actor Anne Hathaway, saying (English): "I kept thinking it has taken 30 years to grow this or something like that and now it is all gone, it was scary leading up to it and then as soon it was done it was fine." Hathaway plays Fantine, an out of work mother who turns to prostitution. The film is based upon the long-running stage show and classic novel set in 19th-century France. Tom Hooper is director. His last project, The King's Speech, won and armful of Oscars. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR TOM HOOPER, SAYING: "Well you can tell from the huge turn out here the status of Les Mis, it has 60 million fans around the world I wanted to do it justice I hope people will feel that I did." For Hugh Jackman it's an extension of the impressive number of musical theatre hits he's appeared in. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR HUGH JACKMAN, SAYING: "I felt it was very ensemble, I felt we were all in it together on a film set Tom Hooper was our leader and we just all went for it and we all felt together, it was the most ensemble feel I've ever had on a film." Les Mis features many big shop-stopping songs, all of which were recorded live on set. It opens on Christmas day in the US and on 11 January in the UK.