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James Franco’s Going to Teach at USC Film School

epUS actor and cast member James Franco attends a press conference for the film 'Spring Breakers' during the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, on 07 September 2012. a03388779 US actor and cast member James Franco attends a press conference for the film 'Spring Breakers' during the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, on 07 September 2012. The festival runs until 16 September 2012.  EPA/WARREN TODA

In between his new spoken-word Motown band (and his new spoken-word Motown band’s less Motown side project), being a movie star, and directing William Faulkner adaptations, James Franco will somehow find time to teach a course on film production at USC film school next spring. The class will be “co-taught” by Franco’s business partner Vince Jolivette and will demand that each student direct a short film. At minimum, the students will learn how to work with someone who seemingly has a fetish for buying hoodies at private-university bookstores.

Photo: WARREN TODA/Corbis