James Franco Will Teach a Grad Class at NYU


Other than a tiny dust-up with Bruce Vilanch, things have been strangely silent on the James Franco front post-Oscars. That is until today’s announcement that he will be teaching a third-year grad class on “adapting poetry into short films” at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. “He’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students,” John Tintori, chair of the graduate film program at Tisch, told the New York Post . “He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic — and that’s another thing to impart to our students.” Hmm… Considering that NYU is the same institution where Franco will be awarded an MFA in film production come May, maybe this is some extreme form of extra credit?