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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.
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.
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Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFriday, February 28, 2014Santa Monica, California1. Wide, Josephine Miller walks down path in her garden in Santa Monica2. Wide, Miller points out vegetables3. Tight, Miller points to zucchini seedling4. SOUNDBITE (English) Josephine Miller, homeowner"I'm going to have sweet pea flowers and snap peas on this tee-pee."5. Medium, pan down from downspout to rain barrel6. SOUNDBITE (English) Josephine Miller, gardener"There's nothing complicated about it. To cut the end of it and add the extension for the cistern - anybody could do that, it's like Lego toys."7. Medium, top of rain barrel8. Tight, rainwater dribbles out overflow valve of barrel9. SOUNDBITE (English) Josephine Miller, homeowner"So again here we go, this is the hose from the cistern. Look how much water I'm getting!"Associated Press VideoMonday, March 10, 2014Santa Monica, California10. Wide, courtyard of Santa Monica's main library11. Wide, library patrons at outdoor cafe in courtyard with plants12. Tight, plants in courtyard, fed by drip irrigation and rainwater collected in cistern13. SOUNDBITE (English): Kim O'Cain, Sustainability analyst, City of Santa Monica"The entire roof of this building is taking that water, funneling it down these gutters and into a 200,000 cistern that's below our parking garage. Then we use that water to irrigate all of the landscaping on the site." 14. Wide, pan down pipe to wide looking down into courtyard15. Medium, man at cafe table16. Tight, downspout from roof17. Wide, O'Cain gestures to roof18. SOUNDBITE (English): Kim O'Cain, Sustainability analyst, City of Santa Monica"We have an ordinance that requires all new properties, new construction, major remodels to capture the first 3/4 inch of rain and allow it to either stay on the property." Associated Press VideoFriday, February 28, 2014Santa Monica, California19. Wide, Miller squeezes by rain barrel in narrow side yard20. Medium, Miller waters bush21. Tight, downspout pours in to barrel22. SOUNDBITE (English): Josephine Miller, Homeowner "So we're not - I don't think it's as dramatic as buying an electric car. But if everyone in LA did it, imagine the savings there would be."23. Wide, Miller waters vegetables with hoseVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:JOSEPHINE MILLER IS ONE OF THOSE PASSIONATE GARDENERS WHO'LL SHOW OFF HER FLOWERS AND VEGGIES, EVEN IN THE POURING RAIN.SOUNDBITE (English): Josephine Miller, Homeowner"I'm going to have sweet pea flowers and snap peas on this tee-pee." :05BUT SHE'S MOST PROUD THE OVERSIZE RAIN BARREL HIDDEN BEHIND THE HOUSE.SOUNDBITE (English): Josephine Miller, Homeowner"There's nothing complicated about it. To cut the end of it and add the extension for the cistern - anybody could do that, it's like Lego toys." :10DURING THIS RARE RAINSTORM LAST MONTH, THE CISTERN COLLECTED PRECIOUS WATER TO SAVE FOR A SUNNY DAY.SOUNDBITE (English): Josephine Miller, Homeowner"This is the hose from the cistern. Look how much water I'm getting!"THE PLANTS IN THIS LUSH COURTYARD AT SANTA MONICA'S MAIN LIBRARY ARE SIPPING FROM AN UNDERGROUND CISTERN THAT HOLDS 200-THOUSAND GALLONS.SOUNDBITE (English): Kim O'Cain, Sustainability analyst, City of Santa Monica"The entire roof of this building is taking that water, funneling it down these gutters [and into a 200,000 cistern that's below our parking garage.] Then we use that water to irrigate all of the landscaping on the site." SANTA MONICA AND OTHER CITIES IN DROUGHT-PRONE CALIFORNIA ARE ENCOURAGING WATER CONSERVATION WITH REIMBURSEMENTS FOR HOMEOWNERS, REGULATIONS FOR BUILDERS AND NEW DESIGNS AT PUBLIC BUILDINGS.SOUNDBITE (English): Kim O'Cain, Sustainability analyst, City of Santa Monica"We have an ordinance that requires all new properties, new construction, major remodels to capture the first 3/4 inch of rain and allow it to either stay on the property and percolate down to the groundwater to recharge our aquifers or capture it in cisterns so we can use it to irrigate our landscaping." :17THESE NEW PROJECTS VALUE EFFICIENCY OVER GREENERY IN THIS MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE.JOSEPHINE MILLER GOT THE CITY TO CHIP IN $250 TOWARD THE COST OF HER RAIN BARREL. SHE SAYS IT'S AN EASY ADJUSTMENT, ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO FARMERS WHO DEPEND ON WATER FOR THEIR LIVELIHOODS.SOUNDBITE (English): Josephine Miller, Homeowner"It's not as dramatic as buying an electric car. But if everyone in LA did it, imagine the savings there would be."RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, ASSOCIATED PRESS, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA.