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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.
Wall Street deflates at the beginning of the week after being pumped up for six weeks in a row. The air is only leaking out with stocks ending marginally lower across the board. Apple limited the downside on reports the company is working on a watch-like device. The New York Times added a little detail, saying the wristwatch would operate on the same platform as the iPhone and would be made of curved glass. Is this the innovation Wall Street has been clamoring for? Investors seemed to like the idea - giving the stock a bounce of more than a full percent. Meanwhile, Home Depot is picking up the iPhone and dropping BlackBerry for it executives and managers. This is a setback for BlackBerry, which is trying to reset its fortunes with new devices and a name change, while trying to hold on to lucrative business clients. U.S. listed shares of BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, down 4.6 percent after the announcement. Sticking with technology, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is unloading some of his shares in the tech giant. According to a filing he is selling 42 percent of his stake, which could put about $2-1/2 billion in his pocket. The planned sale - pulling shares of Google off a lifetime high. The Federal Reserve's extraordinary, near-zero interest rate policy, is focused on one thing - JOBS, says Vice Chairman Janet Yellen. SOUNDBITE: JANET YELLEN, VICE CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL RESERVE (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The job market is improving. The process has been too slow, but there is progress. My colleagues and I at the Federal Reserve are well aware of the difficulties faced by workers in this slow recovery and we are actively engaged in continuing efforts to promote a stronger economy, more jobs, and better conditions for all workers." But she also has this warning - don't expect the Fed to immediately start unwinding asset purchases or historically low interest rates when unemployment falls to the Fed's target of 6-1/2 percent. On to Europe now, stocks were little changed with weakness in energy, mining and banks.