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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.
DURATION: 00:41-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMOSCOW - DEC. 27, 20121. Still of President Vladimir Putin seated in front of a microphoneMoscow - Dec. 26, 20122. Still of Protesters in Moscow demonstrating against Russian Parliament's endorsement of anti-US adoption bill3. Still of Protesters in Moscow demonstrating against Russian Parliament's endorsement of anti-US adoption billAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNEW YORK - DEC. 26, 20124. SOUNDBITE: Laurie Goldheim/ Trustee, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys"I think that the children have become the poilitcal pawns in an issue that has nothing to do with them."AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMOSCOW - DEC. 26, 20125. Still of Putin on a widescreen TV screen 6. Still of protester carrying a drawing of childrenAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMoscow - Dec. 26, 20126. Map of Russia showing where Russian adoptions take place by region seen on a laptop computer.7. Close-up of magazine promoting Russian adoptions. PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS SIGNED A BILL BANNING AMERICANS FROM ADOPTING RUSSIAN CHILDREN.THE BILL HAS ANGERED SOME RUSSIANS AND AMERICAN LEGAL EXPERTS WHO ARGUE IT VICTIMIZES CHILDREN TO MAKE A POLITICAL POINT.Soundbite: Laurie Goldheim/ Trustee, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys"I think that the children have become the political pawns in an issue that has nothing to do with them."THE LAW ALSO BLOCKS DOZENS OF RUSSIAN CHILDREN NOW IN THE PROCESS OF BEING ADOPTED BY AMERICAN FAMILIES FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY. THE U.S. IS THE BIGGEST DESTINATION FOR ADOPTED RUSSIAN CHILDREN. MORE THAN 60,000 RUSSIAN ORPHANS HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN BY AMERICANS OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES.Tim McGuire/Associated Press