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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.
SHOTLIST: POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Snohomish County, Washington - 27 March 20141. SOUNDBITE: Steve Mason / Snohomish County Fire Battalion Chief (see transcript below) 2. Wide zoom-in of debris site3. Wide pan of worker digging through site4. SOUNDBITE: Steve Mason / Snohomish County Fire Battalion Chief (see transcript below) 5. Medium of workers and machine looking through mud6. Medium of search workers walking through woods7. Medium of search worker walking through woods. AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Darrington, Washington - 27 March 20148. SOUNDBITE: Shane Barco, Search Volunteer: (see transcript below)POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Snohomish County, Washington - 27 March 20149. Medium of crane going through debris10. Wide pull-out of workers on flooded streetABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYSnohomish County, Washington - 27 March 2014++AUDIO/VIDEO AS INCOMING++11. SOUNDBITE: Steve Mason, Snohomish County Fire Battalion Chief (see transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Darrington, Washington - 27 March 201412. Wide of Stratus, the dog who works with Shane Barco as part of a K-9 search team13. C/u of Stratus14. SOUNDBITE: Shane Barco, Search Volunteer: (see transcript below)POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Snohomish County, Washington - 26 March 201415. Wide of K-9 team walking back from debris search16. Medium of K-9 dog taking a break from searchVOICE OVER: SOUNDBITE: Steve Mason / Snohomish County Fire Battalion Chief"In here is where the neighborhood, basically, deposited."FIRE BATTALION CHIEF STEVE MASON SURVEYS THE DAMAGE OF SATURDAY'S MUDSLIDE... WHAT REMAINS IS CAUGHT UP IN WHAT'S ESSENTIALLY NOW A SWAMPSOUNDBITE: Steve Mason / Snohomish County Fire Battalion Chief"Trees, mud, dirt, residences, cars, motorhomes, boats, everything that everybody would have in a neighborhood is now strewn out here. CREATING A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS IN WASHINGTON STATE... SO FAR THEY'VE LOCATED MORE BODIES AND NO additional SURVIVORS. AND OFFICIALS WARN THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS will likely INCREASE. SOUNDBITE: Shane Barco, Search Volunteer:"It really doesn't hit you until the day is over. We're out there digging through people's lives, doing the best we can to bring closure to some of the families." NINE MORE BODIES WERE FOUND WEDNESDAY NIGHT BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY WON'T UPDATE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED UNTIL THE MEDICAL EXAMINER CATCHES UP. HUNDREDS ARE HELPING WITH THE RECOVERY EFFORT... BUT MUD AND RAIN... SLOW THE PROCESS. "It is so wet and mucky, it's like a swamp. If we were to try and put big machinery out there, we would lose it. It would disappear in the muck."ONE SOURCE OF HELP... K-9 TEAMS.SOUNDBITE: Shane Barco, Search Volunteer:They speed things up quite a bit. They can smell. It's hard to say how good they can smell. She knows where things are in the pile that we can't imagine finding on our own. YET EVEN THE DOGS NEED BREAKS... PADMANANDA RAMA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS