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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:SOURCE: NHK/NO ACCESS JAPAN1) SOUNDBITE: VOICE OF: ELAINE KURTENBACH/ASSOCIATED PRESS, TOKYOThe quake struck far to the north, just off the coast, not to far from where the quake in March, 2011 struck. But a much weaker quake.W/S SENDAI, JAPAN/December 7, 2012W/S Building shaking3. SOUNDBITE: VOICE OF: ELAINE KURTENBACH/ASSOCIATED PRESS, TOKYO:Police say there's no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck offshore and it was shallow, there wasn't a lot of up and down movement.JAPAN (location unavailable)/December 7, 20124.M/S Man holding little girlSOUNDBITE: (JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION)The shaking lasted for a long time. But I didn't hear any information from the municipality. I decided to evacuate on my own.6. SOUNDBITE: VOICE OF: ELAINE KURTENBACH/ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO"people take these things in stride because there are a lot of quakes and this one, although it struck a pretty wide area and it lasted for quite a long time, the shaking wasn't particularly jolting.JAPAN (location unavailable)/December 7, 20127. W/S Cars evacuatingMORIOKA, JAPAN/December 7, 20128. M/S People panicking in office as earthquake hitsSTORYLINE:Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people were reportedly hurt. After the quake, authorities issued a warning that a tsunami potentially as high as 2 meters (2.2 yards) could hit. Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi, reported that a tsunami of 1 meter (1 yard) hit at 6:02 p.m. (0902 GMT). About two hours after the quake struck, the tsunami warning was cancelled.(****END****)