Living in SoCal, the presence of Hollywood becomes admittedly a slow and steady reality. Rag mag and hijinks on TMZ get pretty regular. Celebrity sightings included. To the point where me meeting Hideo Kojima was less fanboy and more deference to a better experienced developer.
I'm wondering if any of you older artists have seen in any way "Hollywood culture" rearing its head in game development? Are there things you wish we did adopt, or kept far away? I mean this both at a qualtiative culture level, and quantiative issues like "unionizing" or "child labor laws."
I know egos have always been a thing, as well as substance abuse, alcoholism, relationships being strained, and neurotic work cultures, but has there been anything particularly "This is some film industry bullcrap going on here" that you've observed/.
I'm personally anticipating more conversations soon about what fair pay will look like as we hire more A to B list celebrities for their performace captures and likenesses, as we have the likes of Norman Reedus, Mad Mikkelson, and others front and center on some upcoming titles. What that debate will look like, I do not know.