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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.
Times Square's famous New Year's Eve Ball gets a facelift for 2013. Two hundred and eighty-eight new Waterford crystals were installed on the sphere, representing this year's theme of peace. Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance explains. SOUNDBITE: Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, saying (English): "The ball has 2,668 Waterford crystals. And every year about 10 percent of them get replaced with a new theme. This year's theme is 'Let There Be Peace'. And so they've carved that and also they carved a dove onto the piece of crystal which is the symbol of peace." One of the triangles is engraved with Dick Clark's name, paying homage to the longtime New Year's Eve telecast host. SOUNDBITE: Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, saying (English): "He spent 40 years in Times Square when the celebration was small and crazy and now it's huge and wild." Clark's widow, Kari was on hand to help attach the new crystals. SOUNDBITE: Kari Clark, Dick Clark's widow, saying (English): "It's very special. Of course, it would be to him too. He was such a sentimental guy that things like that would really mean a lot to him." This year's broadcast, expected to reach more than one billion people across the globe, will be hosted by American TV and radio personality Allison Hagendorf.