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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: 1:40-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:Handout courtesy Shakespeare's Globe/Gro Digital/No archive useLondon, UK - 20111. Various of a full audience at the Globe Theatre watching a performance of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'AP PHOTOS -- AP CLIENTS ONLY2. STILL of portrait of William Shakespeare. This portrait is believed to be almost the only authentic image of the writer made from lifeAP -- AP CLIENTS ONLYLondon, UK - 22 April 20143. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Dromgoole, Shakespeare's Globe Artistic DirectorHandout courtesy Shakespeare's Globe/Gro Digital/No archive useLondon, UK - 20114. Various of a full audience at the Globe Theatre watching a performance of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'AP -- AP CLIENTS ONLYLondon, UK - 22 April 20145. Wide of Shakespeare's Globe as seen across the River Thames6. Pan left from sign to Shakespeare's Globe7. Close of poster advertising production of 'Julius Caesar'8. Mid of poster advertising Shakespeare's 450th birthdayLagos, Nigeria - 20 May 20129. Various of a performance of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale"10. Wide of audience watchingLondon, UK - 22 April 201411. Wide of the Victoria and Albert Museum12. Pan left across items inside exhibition 'Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright'13. Close of skull14. Pan right across photos of Sarah Bernhardt in 1899 performance of Hamlet15. Pan left to copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, 162316. Various close shots of Shakespeare's First Folio, 162317. SOUNDBITE (English) Victoria Broackes, Victoria and Albert Theatre and Performance CuratorHandout courtesy Shakespeare's Globe/Gro Digital/No archive useLondon, UK - 201118. Various of a full audience at the Globe Theatre watching a performance of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:(NATSOUND OF PLAY)450 YEARS AFTER SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTH, AUDIENCES STILL FLOCK TO SEE HIS PLAYS PERFORMED. THE WORLD'S GREATEST PLAYWRIGHT WAS BORN THIS WEEK IN 1564. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Dromgoole, Shakespeare's Globe Artistic Director:"Every year, every decade, your understanding of Shakespeare is completely new."SHAKESPEARE IS CREDITED WITH CREATING OVER A THOUSAND WORDS. HE'S ALSO THE WORLD'S MOST TRANSLATED AUTHOR--HAVING BEEN READ IN AT LEAST 80 LANGUAGES.IN LONDON--SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE THEATER IS A FAITHFUL RECREATION OF DEMOLISHED BUILDING WHERE THE BARD STAGED SOME OF HIS GREATEST WORKS.TO HONOR HIS BIRTHDAY--THE GLOBE HAS LAUNCHED AN AMBITIOUS TWO-YEAR WORLD TOUR OF HAMLET.SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Dromgoole, Shakespeare's Globe Artistic Director ( talking about Hamlet) :"It's such a variable play, it's got so many different colours, it's got so many different tones and it can mean so many different things to so many different people"(MUSIC NATS)THAT VARIETY ON FULL DISPLAY HERE--A PERFORMANCE OF "THE WINTER'S TALE" IN NIGERIA.BACK IN LONDON--THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM HAS MOUNTED A DISPLAY OF SHAKESPEARE MEMORABILIA--INCLUDING A SKULL USED BY FRENCH ACTRESS SARAH BERNHARDT IN AN 1899 PERFORMANCE OF HAMLET.ALSO HERE--A COPY OF SHAKESPEARE'S "FIRST FOLIO." IT CONTAINS MACBETH, THE TEMPEST AND TWELFTH NIGHT. WORKS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST IF HIS FRIENDS HAS NOT COMPILED THIS VOLUME IN 1623.SOUNDBITE (English) Victoria Broackes, Victoria and Albert Theatre and Performance Curato"If you think how difficult it was publishing in those days and printing and the fact that all of those plays were not even published as complete volumes, they were published as individual parts, so his friends when they put it together they actually had to get back all the parts from all the individuals and put them together."WORKS STILL CELEBRATED CENTURIES LATER.(NATS OF PLAY)MATT FRIEDMAN. ASSOCIATED PRESS.