NYU’s most famed student and notorious overachiever has taken on another project. James Franco will be teaching a graduate section of third year directing in Tisch in the fall. The ten to twelve students in his class will adapt a Louise Gluck poem for their film.
The New York Post talked with a Tisch official:
“[Franco]’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students,” said John Tintori, chair of the graduate film program. “He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic — and that’s another thing to impart to our students.”
Tintori also told WSN, “James’ own film work has been based on poems, or about poets, so this is a nice fit for him. James has an amazing mind. And limitless energy. Our students will be fortunate to learn from him.” So, we can all look forward to many more Franco sightings! Wonder what disciplinary action he’ll take when students fall asleep in class.