SOURCE: Visual Industries

April 16, 2008 11:00 ET

Second Hand Smoke Film Causes Uproar

TRUMBULL, CT--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Visual Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VUAL) subsidiary Sterling Worldwide Entertainment's "The Pack" continues to stir controversy among audiences at the Connecticut Film Festival due to the controversial topic of second hand smoke. Audience members are engaged in conversation by the intriguing subject matter and the dynamic cast, Lucie Arnaz, Angie Martinez, Ryan Homchick, and Molly Culver.

Kira Baskerville-Williams, CEO of Sterling Worldwide Entertainment, states, "I expect audience members everywhere to be in deep deliberations about this film. The critical thought that comes as a result of viewing this film is important and necessary as many questions about second hand smoke are raised."

The film is inspired by real life stories and documented cases where secondhand smoke is believed to be the cause of a loved one's death. In "The Pack," an ambitious District Attorney prosecutes a wife on three counts of murder after her forty-seven-year-old husband dies of lung cancer from breathing her secondhand smoke for thirty years. In a wrenching twist, it turns out that the District Attorney is acting at the request of the couple's twenty-year-old son. At first, the jury struggles with what appears to be a ridiculous case, but as one juror delves deeper into the facts, the jury finds itself drawn into an intriguing, emotional and complicated choice regarding individual responsibility.

The Pack just played to sold-out houses in the Sedona Film Festival, the Connecticut Film Festival and the Northampton Film Festival. The response has been phenomenal from both smokers and non-smokers.

To view a trailer of the movie, please visit or For more information on the film festival and the movie, please visit,

For further information about this release, contact Rich Kaiser, Investor relations, YES INTERNATIONAL, 800-631-8127 and/or

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