U.S. arts network Ovation has partnered with actor and filmmaker James Franco (pictured) for a series called James Franco Presents, which follows his exploration into the art world.
Premiering this fall, the series is both hosted and executive produced by Franco, and gives access to his video diaries, documentary footage and interactions with his artistic heroes.
James Franco Presents will also feature Franco’s gallery exhibits, student films, and his take on his passion projects.
“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.”
Franco added: “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 synced 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.”