According to Variety, Charlie Picerni's Corner Stone Pictures has acquired "Bar Starz," a comedy script from tyro scribes Pete Castanik and Marc James based on their gag Web site on nightclub life. Producer-writer Michael Pietrzak is set to direct the character-driven film, which tells the story of wacky club denizens.

Corner Stone's projects are funded by OBX, a private investment firm in North Carolina.

Pietrzak produced and wrote Corner Stone's first feature, the upcoming Retirement.

Shingle is also producing Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures, an educational animation program to bow next year.

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Evan Jacobs