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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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