Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Building a bright future is looking increasingly tough for many in the UK. The construction industry is growing - but only just - and Graham Cash from BAM Group says it's hard going. SOUNDBITE: Graham Cash, CEO BAM Group Construction boss, saying (English): "I see the next 12 months as being quite difficult but the underlying improvement will come through beyond that because there's always a lag with construction." Latest GDP figures show Britain's economy shrank by 0.3 per cent - that's worse than forecast and suggests the UK is heading for a triple dip recession. A slump in North Sea oil production was a contributing factor along with lower factory output and a hangover from the London Olympics. Joe Grice is Chief Economist at the Office for National Statistics. SOUNDBITE: Joe Grice, chief economist, Office of National Statistics, saying (English): "It looks to us as if the economy is broadly flat, probably not breaking out of that path we've now seen for two or three years. A very sluggish economy but quite a bumpy economy as well." The IMF recently warned Britain against cutting too fast - it had previously praised the government for its austerity measures. But Finance Minister George Osborne wasn't offering any U-turns. SOUNDBITE: George Osborne, UK Finance Minister, saying (English): "Everyone in this country and everyone in the government knows that Britain has a debt problem, that you can't live beyond your means, that you have to show the world that you can pay your way." But Goldman Sach's Chief UK Economist thinks the government does have problems - the threat of recession could hit business and consumer confidence SOUNDBITE: Jim O'Neil, UK chief economist, Goldman Sachs, saying, (English): "Policy has been on the wrong path and fiscal policy being tightened too much the financial sector is being forced to delever too much still and our productivity rate has just weakened much." Sterling fell to its lowest against the euro in more than year and hit a five-month low against the dollar in response to the news. And recent cold weather won't help. A chill wind is blowing through the UK's economy - it's now 3.3 percent lower than it was at the beginning of the financial crisis. ///