A series entitled ‘James Franco Presents’ will offer rare access to Franco's own works and artistic discoveries, thanks to a partnership between Santa Monica-based Ovation Studios and Franco himself.
The series, premiering this fall on Ovation, will be hosted and executive produced by the actor, filmmaker, author and artist.
"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."
According to a news release, ‘James Franco Presents’ will document his explorations of the world of art. From his gallery exhibits to his students' films, the series will also provide an exclusive opportunity to hear Mr. Franco's point of view on his most-personal passion projects, most of which have not been seen by the public.
Franco said in an official statement, "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. 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."
The series will offer viewers access to Franco’s personal video library, including video diaries, documentary footage from his art films and interactions with his heroes from every artistic genre.
For more information, visit www.ovationtv.com