Michelle Clancy | 22-08-2013
Ovation, the US niche network focused on the arts, has announced a partnership with the actor James Franco to launch James Franco Presents, an original series to premiere this autumn.
"James Franco is the ultimate artist, so partnering with James is a dream come true for Ovation," said Robert Weiss, Ovation's chief creative officer. "And, since Ovation's mantra is 'art is everywhere', James is the perfect person through whom to introduce viewers to a modern, more inclusive definition of art."
The show will take a look at the fascinating projects and real-life adventures of Franco, including his gallery exhibits, his students' films and his most personal passion projects, most of which have not been seen by the public.
"This is a show where content dictates form and form dictates content. It is an art show that is an art piece, meaning the show has synched with the rhythms of my life and work," said Franco. "I am thrilled to work with Ovation, a network that has devoted itself to the arts. It is a truly unique situation and will yield unique results."
Thousands of hours from Franco's personal video library will also be showcased on James Franco Presents, including video diaries, documentary footage from his most ambitious art films and interactions with his heroes from every artistic genre.