Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
SHOTLIST:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Pontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20131. Medium of Sandra Layne in court as jury announces its verdictAP - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20132. SOUNDBITE (English): Paul Walton, Prosecutor:"There was no self-defense. She went up there with a gun. She went up there to confront him. She went up there to prevent him from leaving. It's clear murder, and that's what the jury found."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20133. Medium of Sandra Layne in court as jury announces its verdictAP - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20134. SOUNDBITE (English): Jerome Sabbota, Defense Lawyer:"I've been saying it all along, we can't do anything that she hasn't already done to herself. Really, because she punishes herself every day. The legal system does what the legal system does. The jury felt that it wasn't appropriate self-defense. They felt that obviously it wasn't premeditated, because they found her guilty of second-degree murder."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20135. Medium of family members reacting to verdict in courtAP - AP CLIENTS ONLY Pontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20136. SOUNDBITE (English): Jennifer Hoffman, Defendant's Daughter, Victim's Mother:"Pretty torn. It's really hard to comprehend that your own mother could do something like this to your own child. I just know that my son is in heaven, and that's a place that she'll never see."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20137. Medium of Sandra Layne in court as jury announces its verdictAP - AP CLIENTS ONLY Pontiac, Michigan - March 19, 2013SOUNDBITE (English): Michael Hoffman, Victim's Father:"She was always a thorn in my side to be very honest. She was very difficult, very meddlesome, very controlling, and I never liked her." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20138. Family members react to verdict in courtSTORYLINE:A suburban Detroit grandmother was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for killing her teenage grandson last spring, as jurors rejected her claim that she shot him six times in self-defense. Sandra Layne, 75, cried quietly when she heard the verdict, which was delivered during the first full day of jury deliberations. She was also convicted of using a firearm during a felony and likely faces at least 14 years in prison.(****END****)