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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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