Maker Studios developing ‘Camp’ series based on James Franco short story

Maker Studios, the largest content network on YouTube, is developing an original series based on a James Franco short story about summer camp.

The unfortunate working title for the series is “Camp” and is described as a coming-of-age story “set in a fictional summer camp in the idyllic woodlands outside of the Bay Area.”

The source material is a 12-page story in Franco’s Palo Alto: Stories collection, which has already inspired the 2013 film Palo Alto starring Franco and Emma Roberts.

In the story, the camp is described as a YMCA water-ski camp. In real life, the closest thing Franco came to summer camp was attending the California State Summer School for the Arts.


via The Wrap

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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