HBO buys Second Life machinima featured on Boing Boing

BB reader Wagner James Au tells us,

Remember that Second Life "mystery-documentary" Xeni blogged about last March? It was actually meant to air first on a European video site, but someone at the production company accidentally put it on YouTube. But the Boing Boing link caused a viewing deluge, and soon enough, Hollywood came calling. I just posted an interview with the director, Douglas Gayeton, who tells the story of what I'm calling the biggest SL-to-RL rights deal in the online world's four year history. (SL users retain the IP rights to their content.)