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James Franco offers online writing classes

James Franco, who has previously taught at some of America's most prestigious film colleges, is now offering a screenwriting class online. 

The 36-year-old 127 Hours star has already lectured at New York University, University of Southern California, and UCLA, and is now giving those unable to attend the chance to take one of his classes in the comfort of their own home.

Franco has teamed up with his producing partner Vince Jolivett to create a pre-recorded lesson through online learning community Skillshare.

The Introduction to Screenwriting for Short Films class is comprised of 15 video lectures in which Franco shares his tips on how to perfect your writing skills.

As part of the course students will write a screenplay for an eight-minute short film, based on one of three source texts. Ten of the projects which receive the most votes from fellow students will be read by Franco and Jolivett.

Three will be selected as the duo's "favourite writers", and the overall winner will receive personal feedback from Franco.

The class costs $25 (€18.50) and more than 700 wannabe writers have already enrolled.

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