All you need is a computer now to get screenwriting lessons from Oscar-nominated actor James Franco.
The 36-year-old "This Is the End" star will be teaching an online course on the subject via the learning site Skillshare.
The self-paced class, titled "Introduction to Screenwriting for Short Films," will be co-taught by Vince Jolivette, who founded Rabbit Bandini Productions with Franco. The course will span 15 sessions, lasting 90 minutes in length.
Students will be tasked with creating an 8-minute short screenplay adapted from one of three selected works -- "The Spoon River Anthology," "Winseburg, Ohio" or "Pastures of Heaven." Franco and Jolivette will then read the 10 most-liked screenplays and select one of the writers for special one-on-one feedback. The deadline to submit screenplays is July 24.
Franco -- who has previoulsy taught courses at USC, UCLA, CalArts and NYU -- has said that he was inspired to teach by his own experiences as a student.
"When I was an undergraduate at UCLA, I wasn't in the acting program or the film program because they were incredibly difficult to get into," Franco said in a press release. "Now that I'm a teacher, I love to participate in online classes like Skillshare because I want to give opportunities to as many passionate young people as possible."
Franco and Jolivette taped a special introduction video to the course, which can be seen here:
Those interested in the class can sign up now here. There course costs $25. Proceeds will be use to fund various student film projects.