Studio 4

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Studio 4
James Franco & Vince Jolivette outside Studio 4 Los Angeles.
Formation 2014
Type Drama school
Headquarters New York City, Los Angeles
Region served
United States
Website Official Website

Studio 4 is an acting and filmmaking school located in New York & Los Angeles founded by James Franco in 2014.[1][2]


Studio 4 was created to provide a place for students to be grounded in acting and focus on performance while not having to be tied up with additional school requirements. Franco wanted to emulate the creative environment he found at Playhouse West, in addition to providing opportunities through his production company, Rabbit Bandini Productions, that would otherwise not available to acting, directing, or writing students.[3][4]

The school offers a two year Meisner technique conservatory study for actors and on-going screenwriting and directing courses that are instructed by working industry professionals. Among some of the school guests instructors and lecturers include: James Caan, John Patrick Shanley, Ahna O'Reilly, Campbell Scott, Paul Calderon, Pamela Romanowsky, Gabrielle Demeestere, Natalie Gold, Tom Leopold, and Horatio Sanz.


  1. ^ "James Franco to Open Acting School in Los Angeles | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Jim Parrack and James Franco Are Opening an Acting School". Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  3. ^ "James Franco Says Class Is in Session". Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  4. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (2014-02-04). "One More Hyphenate For James Franco: Acting School Headmaster". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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