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iW ROUND UP | Monday, December 1

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 1, 2008 at 6:39AM

indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web.
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indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web.

Honor Just to Be Asked In, as Film Academy Tightens Its Ranks
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, once the chummiest club in show business, is becoming more artsy and indie-minded just as much of the Hollywood establishment hoped to make it more commercial. [NYT]

Stars shine for independent film
Entertainment reporter Alex Stanger joined the press pack on the red carpet for the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday. [BBC]

Gilmore Honor
Sundance's Geoff Gilmore to be honored by American Cinematheque. [VAR]

Bull Market Hollywood
Back to the Awards Season beat, David Carr takes the pulse. NYT

Paris gets world's first Cinema Street
The Forum des Images, as the cinematheque is called, is to reopen after three years of multi-million-euro renovations on Friday when Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe will officially rename an underground street the "Rue du Cinema". [AFP]

Indian film festival backtracks on 'banned' documentary
A documentary by a controversial Indian artist will be shown at the country's most prestigious film festival, despite a row with hardline Hindu nationalists. [AFP]

U.S. film deals still in place for shaken Bollywood
Spokespeople from most media companies with Indian interests said they simply are monitoring the situation at this stage. [HR]