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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Life 2.0

Although Facebook may've replaced Second Life as the online social hub du jour, SL is still a virtual home for hundreds of thousands of users, represented through avatars. Director Jason Spingarn-Koff joins the community by creating his own avatar and meets scores of individuals whose real lives have been greatly affected by their indulgence in this virtual world.
September 30, 2010


Although Facebook may’ve replaced Second Life as the online social hub du jour, SL is still a virtual home for hundreds of thousands of users, represented through avatars. Director Jason Spingarn-Koff joins the community by creating his own avatar and meets scores of individuals whose real lives have been greatly affected by their indulgence in this virtual world. Whether it’s a couple that falls in love via Second Life and decides to take their relationship into their first lives, or a man who chooses to roam the virtual landscape as an 11-year-old girl, the stories shed light on our relationships with reality and fantasy and our temptation to blur the line between.
Partners: Andrew Lauren Films and PalmStar Entertainment, distributed through ro*co films international
Length: 57 and 99 minute versions
Airing: 2011 (OWN in the U.S.)
Rights available: All territories except U.S., Canada, Japan

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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