'King of the B's' gets A-list treatment

Corman is the subject of feature docu from Stick 'N Stone, Stapleton

The man who brought more top-drawer directors and bottom-of-the-barrel schlock to Hollywood than anyone will be profiled in the documentary feature "King of the B's: The Independent Life of Roger Corman."

Stick 'N Stone Prods. will finance and produce Alex Stapleton's docu examining the impact of Corman, who directed more than 50 films and produced more than 300 during five decades.

The docu will look at how Corman has influenced the industry through films like "The Little Shop of Horrors" and the auteurs, including Martin Scorsese, he has mentored. Films like Alexandre Aja's upcoming remake "Piranha 3-D" continue his legacy.

Stapleton, who produced Spike TV and Canal Plus' docu "Just for Kicks," will make his feature directorial debut with "King."

Stick 'N Stone's Stone Douglass and Mickey Barold and the film are repped by Endeavor Independent, and the company is repped by law firm Business Affairs.

Stick 'N Stone recently wrapped shooting on "Barry Munday" and has "Hello, My Name Is Jason Scott" and "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" in development, all for release this year.

The company also is developing "Babylon," directed by Andres Baiz, for a 2009 release. (partialdiff)