Is James Franco now going to teach at NYU?

March 30th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Mar 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Franco has been handed a task by his former school. New York University has given the actor a chance to teach third-year class graduate students at the school’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Franco will be receiving his MFA from the university this May. He would be teaching the class of 12 on adopting poetry into short films. In an interview with the New York Post, the chair of the graduate film program at Tisch, John Tintori, explained what the whole program is about.

Tintori said that, “He’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students. He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic - and that’s another thing to impart to our students.”

There have been several other celebrities who have taught at Tisch. Celebrities like “Winter’s Bone” director Debra Granik and “Zoolander” co-screenwriter John Hamburg have all taught at the school previously.

Franco on the other hand is involved in another similar project. He has teamed up with Columbia College Hollywood to offer film editing to a class of 12 students. The students would finally make a half-hour documentary based on the career of Franco.

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