Teitelman enrolls as Col's 'Big Man'


Columbia Pictures has tapped first-time feature helmer Mark Teitelman to direct its teen comedy "Big Man on Campus."

The story is set in motion as beauty and brains duke it out in high school, changing the perception of popularity and crumbling the power structure. Gina Wendkos wrote the screenplay based on her own pitch.

Hal Lieberman, who produced Screen Gems' upcoming horror film "Vacancy," is producing "Big Man" through his Hal Lieberman Co. shingle.

Sony's Amy Baer and Adam Milano are shepherding for the studio.

Michael Converse is overseeing the project with Lieberman for the shingle.

Teitelman, who has worked as a commercial helmer and a teaser director for "Monday Night Football," is repped by CAA, manager Dave Chariton at Miners Mills Entertainment and attorneys Adam Kaller and Howard Abramson.