James Franco set to open his own acting school
In association with Playhouse West
Author, actor, director, producer and screenwriter James Franco's latest venture is an acting school, which he is opening in collaboration with Playhouse West.
Franco's school named Studio 4, is set to open soon at the Sherry Theatre in Los Angeles and will teach students acting with twice-weekly classes, based on the Meisner technique.
Franco and other guest teachers will be educating students on the Meisner technique, which was developed by American theatre practitioner, Sanford Meisner, and is a form of method acting that has been described as "teaching students to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances". Past students who have been to taught through this technique include Hollywood legends, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall.
For a tuition fee of $300 per month, students will not only be taught by Franco but they will also get the chance to audition for roles by Franco's film production company, Rabbit Bandini.