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James Franco seeks $500,000 in crowdfunding for movie trilogy
James Franco is looking for $500,000 worth of backers via crowdfunding site Indie Gogo to fund "Palo Alto Stories," three feature films based on pieces from his short story collection about his hometown. The actor, director, artist and film professor has recruited four young helmers -- Nina Ljeti, Vladimir Bourdeau, Bruce Thierry Cheung, and Gabriel Demestree -- to adapt and direct "Memoria," "Killing Animals" and "Yosemite," fictional stories that are nonetheless based on Franco's high school experiences in the wealthy Northern California town.
June 17, 2013