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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 IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYAleppo, Syria - November 20121. Still image showing James Foley in flak jacket and helmetAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston - May 27, 20112. Still image, headshot of FoleyAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - August 19, 20143. Still image, screen grab of FBI.gov website with kidnapping notice for FoleyAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYAleppo, Syria - September 20124. Still image of Foley in Flak jacketMILITANT VIDEO - COURTESY MILITANT VIDEO, AP CLIENTS ONLYLocation and Date unknown5. Still image of screen grab from militant video purportedly showing Foley's deathAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - August 19, 20146. Still image of screen grab from FreeJamesFoley.comAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYBenghazi, Libya - April 7, 20117. Still image of Foley in squareVOICE OVER SCRIPT:ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS HAVE RELEASED A VIDEO PURPORTEDLY SHOWING THE KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST JAMES WRIGHT FOLEY.FOLEY, A 40-YEAR-OLD FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALIST FROM ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE, WENT MISSING IN SYRIA NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO WHILE ON ASSIGNMENT FOR THE BOSTON-BASED MEDIA COMPANY GLOBAL POST.THE CAR HE WAS RIDING IN WAS STOPPED BY FOUR MILITANTS AND FOLEY HAD NOT BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE. A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION HAS SEEN THE VIDEO AND THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IS TRYING TO DETERMINE IF IT'S AUTHENTIC.THE OFFICIAL SAYS QUOTE - "IF GENUINE, WE ARE APPALLED BY THE BRUTAL MURDER OF AN INNOCENT AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND WE EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS."THE RELEASE OF THE VIDEO COMES AMID INCREASED US AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN IRAQ.Emily Roseman, Associated Press