- Posted March 16, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Stories from Second Life
Second Life Talent Contest Produced for National TV
V Starr Incorporated to the SL stage and the Real Life Air.
I met with Redd Jiagu, the owner of V Starr , recently and talked
about a new event coming to SL. After Redd had heard so many horror
stories about other talent contests, she took matters into her own
Redd enlisted the talents of Attim Hokkigai to help build the
islands of V Starr Inc. and the corporation’s contest starting with 4
complete sims, a complete sim each dedicated to a mall, orientation,
green room, and contest island conjoined together. These are the four
foundation islands which will later have eight more complete sim
islands conjoined for a total of 12 in all.
This amazing project also boasts the largest suspension bridge built
in SL spanning 3 sims in length and topping out at 90 meters with the
walking platform topping 60 meters, which will be covered later in
related stories. The monorail/maglev system will speed residents and
contestants from one end of the sim (mall island) all the way to the
other end of the four islands (event/contest center) alongside the
walking path of the suspension bridge, bypassing all the foot traffic
and getting you from your shopping to the contest in high class style,
speed and efficiency.
“The event center is a out door pavillian meets the sydney opera
house theme” explains Redd, “I started it about 3 months ago. Nobody
else would do it, so I put my money where my mouth is and did it.”
So what is this all about? “In association with the Leadership in
Music Council, Purdue Univeristy and many others we are proud to be
bringing the World Wide Talent Contest to Second Life. A One Year
Contract with Graham Entertainment Nashville/ LA, $100,000.00 USD and a
One Million Dollar Recording contract to include classes, professonal
photo shoots, management, production, studio time, product placement,
radio teams and distribution for our Grand Prize Winner. “
Redd’s efforts have not gone unnoticed in building her company and
the SL sims to house her company and the contest. She has garnered the
attention of Purdue University and it is no shock that they are
particpating in a case study and are working with V Starr Corp on the
execution of key points of their business model in conjunction with the
Economic Development Center, and Business Development Center.
From the CEO of Advanced Content Services: ( Joint Venture
Partnership) “This is quite an honor for the company’s business model
to be used in a case study for a prestigious Big Ten University such as
Purdue. The case study will be a project for a select group in the MBA
program and staff. In return for the project I am looking forward to
having several minds working with me to create, optimize and implement
the plan for this awesome opportunity. I am extremely honored to be
able to work with Dr. Todorovic.”
V Starr has also started collaborating efforts with leaders in the
music industry by participating in a case study for the music industry
directly related to the internet audience and this contest. A Senior
Executive with Echo Music related, “Our Leadership Music project isn’t
a secret. Share the word. We’ll want to include you in our PR
It is as easy as going to the company web page to join the contest!
The show will be entirely 100% produced in SL and post produced in RL
for a one hour show broadcast world wide (32 countries) on network TV
once a week.
Redd says, “It is the first network TV show 100% SL content. This is
about getting people noticed for their ability to sing, a fair contest
about singing, not closed door meetings deciding who the winner should
be this year.”
What truly amazed me about Redd was her charisma and character, her
drive and determination. In months of hard work, she has created a
company, built the sims in SL and done all the footwork to put this
show together. Redd Jiagu, former kindergarten school teacher, age…….23.
From Greenroom Island, this is Rocket FLaheart for CNN.