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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.
Getting into financial shape for the new year can be a lot like exercise, according to a wealth manager who knows more than a little about both. Sam Sivarajan, the head of investments and sales at Manulife Private Wealth, says just like hitting the gym, investing also follows the old adage: no pain, no gain. "People often go in without a plan, without a goal and without a real thinking through of what is required," said Sivarajan, who is also a personal trainer and spinning and kettlebell instructor. Whether your goal is shedding those few last pounds or rebalancing your portfolio, the new year is a good time to reassess how things are working for you and what results you want to see in the next 365 days, he says. The 43-year-old practices what he preaches. Sivarajan is up at 5 a.m. five or six times a week to lift weights, cycle or box. He's also completed the Boston Marathon and reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Sivarajan takes a similar approach with his investment portfolio, knowing he will only get what he wants if he's disciplined enough to work for it. "People want to believe that they can get a free lunch — want to believe that there's an investment out there without risks that can give you massive returns," he said. "I'm a bit of party pooper to say ... I've never seen those things at work." One of the most important steps to achieving financial success is to set specific goals and detailed ways to achieve them. You should also forget about those "get-rich" investment schemes, like ones that promise investors they can turn $100,000 into $1 million in five years. Sivarajan said investing should be like watching paint dry — it's boring, but it gives you the desired result. "What I have seen, whether in the fitness world or the investment world, is the tried and true plain vanilla method . . . you do it with discipline and you do it with a plan (and) you will get the results that you're looking for." Sivarajan said with the current market, investors can generally expect an annual return of six to nine per cent over the next five to 10 years.