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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:AP Television - Clients OnlyWashington, DC August 15, 20131. Wide aerial view of trade show floor2. Mid view of huddle of customers on floor3. Salesmen at QK Drone booth4. SOUNDBITE: Philip Finnegan, Industry Analyst - Teal Group:"There's a very different dynamic in terms of the commercial market and the public safety market than there is in dealing with the military market."5. Wide of trade show floor6. Close view "made in USA"7. Salesman talking with customer8. Mid view of unmanned vehicle in flight9. Close view of unmanned vehicle in flight10. Wide view of SAAB Skeldar hanging from ceiling11. Close view of nose of SAAB Skeldar 12. UPSOUND: John Belanger, SAAB North America:CLOSE VIEWS OF COMMAND CONSOLE FOR SKELDAR"So, for this aircraft, if you want to change the speed, it's a button push. In that same way, if you want to change the height of the aircraft, dial in the height you want to achieve and the aircraft will fly to that height."13. Wide view of Boeing logo with unmanned vehicle model14. SOUNDBITE: Al Bosco, Boeing Unmanned Systems:"We want to make sure that we're a proactive part of the conversation, that we're doing it as safely and efficiently as possible."15. Mid view of circuit boards on display at UAV trade show16. Mid view of people walking down aisle17. Pull out from GE logo18. Wide pan of trade show floor(VOICE OVER)THIS IS WHERE THE FASTEST GROWING PART OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY MEETS.CONSUMERS, ENGINEERS AND SALES CONVERGE FOR A THREE DAY INTENSIVE TRADE SHOW ON UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS OR DRONES.(SOUNDBITE: Philip Finnegan, Teal Group):"There's a very different dynamic in terms of the commercial market and the public safety market than there is in dealing with the military market." THE TEAL GROUP RECENTLY COMPLETED A SURVEY THAT FOUND THE US WILL ACCOUNT FOR TWO THIRDS OF THE GLOBAL UAV TECHNOLOGY IN TEN YEARS - WITH ELEVEN BILLION DOLLARS IN ANNUAL SALES.IF - AND SOME SAY IT'S A BIG IF - THE PRIVACY AND SAFETY ISSUES ARE RESOLVED FOR INTEGRATION OF DRONES INTO COMMERCIAL AIRSPACE, UAVs WILL BE THE NEXT EXPLOSIVE GROWTH INDUSTRY.(UPSOUND OF DRONE FLIGHT)LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS, FARMERS, UTILITIES AND OTHERS WANT ACCESS TO INEXPENSIVE DRONES FOR AERIAL VIEWS.EVEN PILOTING THE PLATFORM IS LIKE PLOTTING A GPS COURSE.(SOUNDBITE: JOHN BELANGER - SAAB NORTH AMERICA)"So, for this aircraft, if you want to change the speed, it's a button push. In that same way, if you want to change the height of the aircraft, dial in the height you want to achieve and the aircraft will fly to that height."BOEING, MARKETS DRONES TO THE MILITARY AND WANTS TO BE PART OF THE DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL MARKET.(SOUNDBITE: AL BOSCO - Boeing unmanned systems)"We want to make sure that we're a proactive part of the conversation, that we're doing it as safely and efficiently as possible."ONE MAJOR HURDLE THAT GROUNDS UNMANNED FLYERS IS "SENSE AND AVOID" TECHNOLOGY - SO DRONES DON'T RUN INTO PASSENGER PLANES.SENSE AND AVOID PROGRAMS ARE STILL RESEARCH AND THE FAA WILL HOLD THE LINE ON FLIGHT RULES UNTIL SUCH SYSTEMS ARE AVAILABLE.THE UAV INDUSTRY MAY STUMBLE ON PRIVACY ISSUES, AND TECHNOLOGY, OR SOON FLY IN FRIENDLY SKIES.TOM RITCHIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS(***END***)