James Franco is many things, but now he can potentially be your teacher. The actor is accepting online applications from high school students, so we will give you the lowdown on what is necessary.
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So far, the premise for this new high school class sounds awfully like the movie trailer for a film featuring James Franco and Seth Rogen. If real life was a movie, Franco and Rogen would be filming yet another stoner movie where they play pot-smoking substitute teachers. Somewhere along the line, the kids actually learn something, and everyone walks away from the movie feeling just a little bit buzzed.
But this is real life, and James Franco really is going to be teaching a film class at Palo Alto High School in California, according his Instagram post.
“PALO ALTO HIGH SCHOOL – I will be teaching an 8 part film class for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.”
The premise does sound fairly awful, especially since Franco once did attempt to hook up with a 17-year-old Scottish high school girl via Instagram. But we are assuming the actor will be playing the role of a model teacher since everyone is watching.
So, assuming you are a high school student, here is how you apply. Applications are due by Thursday, September 10, 2015 before midnight. The most difficult part is a 200-word essay where you explain “why you want to be in the workshop and what you would bring to the class.” You also need to use a smartphone to create a one-minute introduction video that will be posted on YouTube.
This workshop will be held one Sunday morning per month based on this schedule.
– September 13 from 9 to 1 pm,
– Sunday, October (not determined)
– Sunday, November 15th 9:00am-1:00pm
– Sunday, November 29 9:00am-1:00pm
– Sunday, December 13th 9:00am-1:00pm
Apparently, they do plan on extending the experience into the Spring of 2016, but dates for the spring schedule have yet to be determined.
James Franco’s teacher experience will be limited to only 24 students who are interested in the art of making films. Franco will even be involved in producing an actual movie which may end up being shown in a film festival by the end of 2015. But in general, the class will be be split up into groups of three where each person is given a title. These eight groups will work on the art of film-making, although in between the workshops, the high school students can work independently.
Would you want James Franco as your teacher? Parents, what do you say?
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