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Promotional Poster for HOLE IN THE PAPER SKY"Hole in the Paper Sky"
Wins Two Trophies

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (April 14, 2008) - At the 8th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) closing Gala Awards ceremony, the pulp crime drama "Bad Guys," directed by Rick Jacobson captured three awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, Best Producer and Best Actor. "Hole in the Paper Sky" from Bill Purple and starring Jessica Biel (also a producer), won the Audience Award for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay. The first annual Beverly Hills Film Festival Living Legends Award was also presented to legendary photojournalist and Hollywood photographer Phil Stern by producer/director Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour" franchise). The event, which was held on Sunday night, April 13, 2008, at the Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Boulevard), was attended by over 200 independent filmmakers, as well as City notables and industry VIPs.

Best Screenplay went to writer Howard Kingkade, USC Lancaster Speech and English Professor, for the film "Hole in the Paper Sky," starring and produced by Jessica Biel.

Best Short Film went to "Hole in the Paper Sky," directed by Bill Purple, and starring and produced by Jessica Biel.

The Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival is one of the most exclusive festivals in the world dedicated to showcasing and promoting independent films to the entertainment industry in its own backyard. Designed to bridge the world of premier cinema with the renowned community of 90210, the festival hosts world-class film screenings, networking events, and industry seminars.

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