Fred Schepisi will direct the rom-com and Curtis Burch produces through his Latitude Productions in association with Gary Cogill of Dallas-based Lascaux Films.

Production is scheduled to kick off in March. Joseph Cohen of American Entertainment Investors is the executive producer.

Words And Pictures is set at an elite New England prep school where a charismatic English teacher falls for a reserved art teacher. Screenwriter Gerald DiPego will also produce.

Burch has worked as a senior creative executive for more than 20 years and most recently served at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. Before that he was at Castle Rock Entertainment, Larry Gordon’s Largo Entertainment and Taft-Barish Entertainment.

Lascaux Films is run by journalist and former film critic Cogill, Richard Toussaint, Wade Barker, Derrick Evers and Frankey Dey.