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1 July 29th, 2010 James Franco not a teacher yet – Yale Grad School “Mix-up”

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So wunderkind, General Hospital’s guest-starring James Franco, artist, actor, student, soaper, cannot yet add to his resume, teacher!  That is right.  After everyone reported, including us at On-Air On-Soaps that  Franco told GMA that he will be teaching a class at Yale this winter, now comes a report that it is indeed not true.  

Here is what the Yale Daily News has reported, “Though Franco told Good Morning America earlier this month that he would teach a class at Yale come January, English Department Chair Michael Warner said Franco now calls the story a “mix-up.” 

Warner said via emal to the Yale Daily News, “As a grad student in our program, he would not ordinarily teach until his third year. [Franco] was referring to another project: a proposal for a college seminar that did not work out for this year.”

Warner said Franco “evidently” gave the interview before he knew that the seminar was not happening. But, after touching base with Franco, Warner added that the project will instead be developed as an undergrad film production, and Franco will be recruiting students from English, Theater, Music and Film Studies to work on it. “More details will come in the fall,” Warner said, adding in another email, that Franco “wants to help organize a film/theater project that will be produced by Yale undergrads, and will culminate in a series of shows in the spring.”

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  1. Doe says:

    Well, mistake or not, whatever he does will be fantastic. It’s not in his nature to be involved in anything that wouldn’t be creative and inspiring and intelligent. Hope we all can see the fruits of his labor…..


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