James Franco to Host Original Arts Series JAMES FRANCO PRESENTS, Premiering This Fall on Ovation
JAMES FRANCO PRESENTS, Ovation
Upping its commitment to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression, Ovation, America's only arts network, today announced a ground-breaking partnership with renowned actor, filmmaker, author and artist James Franco to launchJames Franco Presents.Hosted and executive produced by James Franco, the revolutionary original series premieres this fall, only on Ovation.
"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."
Delivering an unprecedented look at the fascinating projects and real-life adventures of Mr. Franco,James Franco Presentswill document his provocative explorations of the world of art. From his gallery exhibits to his students' films, the innovative 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.
"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 James 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 Mr. Franco's personal video library will be showcased onJames Franco Presents, including video diaries, documentary footage from his most ambitious art films and interactions with his heroes from every artistic genre. With an intellectual Curiosity as vast as his network of iconic artist friends, the serieswill exposerenowned and respected icons to an entirely new generation.
James Franco Presentswill give viewers an extraordinary opportunity to travel across the world with him as he concocts his laboratory of creative projects. Mr. Franco's love of literature, film, fine arts and more has finally manifested itself in an accessible format that uncovers the artistic works, issues and topics vital to the arts communities, while also inviting an active dialogue with viewers.