Previously Teitel produced MEN OF HONOR, which grossed $50 million domestically and over $100 million worldwide. His first major film as a producer was SOUL FOOD, which was made for $7 million and earned an impressive $43 million. Directed by George Tillman Jr., the film featured an ensemble cast that included Vanessa Williams, Vivica Fox, Brandon Hammond, Nia Long, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall, Michael Beach, and Jeffrey Sams.
Teitel majored in Film and Marketing at Columbia College where he and Director George Tillman formed a production company called Menagerie Films. While there, he produced PAULA a 30-minute short, which won several awards including the Student Academy Award. Teitel also produced several music videos under the Menagerie umbrella.
Teitel's first feature as a producer was SCENES FOR THE SOUL, which was written and directed by George Tillman, for which he raised $150,000 and upon completion sold to Savoy Pictures for $1 million.
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