James Franco, the undisputed king of causing social media controversy, is attempting to give the Internet something more than just half-naked selfies.
Franco launched a screenwriting class with Skillshare that gives those who have an interest in learning the craft a chance to get taught by Franco and his partner, Vince Jolivette, through 15 classes via video. Students will create a screen adaptation based on The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life by Sherwood Anderson, or Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck. Jolivette will go over business aspects such as budgeting and pitching to studios. “I’m a big advocate for people going out and doing it and not waiting around for someone to let them into the gates of the film world. I hope this allows some people to do that," Franco told Fast Company.
The class is $25 for non-Skillshare members.