Yes, we heard rumblings of this before, but now it has been confirmed. General Hospital’s recurring superstar, James Franco is set to teach a class on adapting poetry in to short films at New York University later this year.
According to On the Red Carpet.com, “This is the first class he will teach for us,” John Tintori, chair of the graduate film department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. “James’ own work as a director since entering NYU has been based on poems, or about poets, so this is a nice fit for him.. The final project for each student will be to create a short film based on a poem.” Franco has directed and co-written two short films that were adapted from poems – The Clerk’s Tale and Herbert White, both of which are 2010 releases. Up to 12 students will be allowed to take the NYU course, which will be offered in the fall semester.”
So the question to soapers today is, if you knew James Franco was the teacher of this class in adapting poems to film, would you run and sign up, or, would you want someone who has had more experience in teaching a class on this subject matter? Let us know!