James Franco to hold arts seminar

James Franco is adding yet another string to his bow - the versatile star is turning art teacher for a special one-off seminar.

The Milk star has directed a short film, is a keen artist and photographer, and is also studying several courses at two separate revered universities.

And now Franco will use his vast knowledge on the arts to hold a round-table discussion on "contemporary practice with artists, authors, musicians, curators, theorists and scholars" at New York's contemporary art gallery MoMA PS1.

He will host the talks with Milk director Gus Van Sant, and his new film project, My Own Private River, will play throughout.