Trade Breaks: Scorsese, Beijing, Stomp

“20th Century Fox has picked up the U.K., Australia and New Zealand to the Martin Scorsese documentary on the Rolling Stones. Scorsese is in postproduction, working with a team of editors to assemble the film, which also will feature historical and current behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Paramount has U.S. rights to the project, with a late 2007 release planned…” (full details)

“In a rare compromise, Chinese government censors gave “Lost in Beijing” – a movie they banned just last week – “conditional approval” to go to the Berlin International Film Festival if director Li Yu cuts 15 minutes dealing with rape and class conflict from her film…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Co. is kicking in for “Dirty Step Stomp,” snapping up Steve Basilone & Annie Mebane’s spoof and setting it up with Benderspink. Project will spoof such dance pics as “Dirty Dancing,” “Save the Last Dance,” “Step Up” and “Stomp the Yard”…” (full details)