Michael Hollick never thought his big break would come in a video game.
"Obviously I'm incredibly thankful to Rockstar for the opportunity to be in this game when I was just a nobody, an unknown quantity," Mr. Hollick, 35, said last week over dinner in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, shortly after performing in the aerial theater show "Fuerzabruta" in Union Square. "But it's tough, when you see Grand Theft Auto IV out there as the biggest thing going right now, when they're making hundreds of millions of dollars, and we don't see any of it. I don't blame Rockstar. I blame our union for not having the agreements in place to protect the creative people who drive the sales of these games. Yes, the technology is important, but it's the human performances within them that people really connect to, and I hope actors will get more respect for the work they do within those technologies."
just reading scripts and got $100k for it but he wants more?! How about the programmers, animators, ect who worked on this day and night for past 3 years, how much should they ask for? His probably getting more then them.
100,000 for 15 months?
Sign me up, I can talk with a Yugoslavian accent.
I get paid more than that for saying " Ha Ha "!!!!
Get a better Agent Looser
Just think of what Homer get's for saying " Doh "
I posted this on a dup but here we go ^^
He's got a point. As the gaming industry grows into a bigger and bigger money maker the voices in them will want more just like the writers guild wanted money for DVD and internet sales.
If the gaming world wants to be taken into heart like movies and TV they will also be taxed like them as well.
well, acting isn't that easy honestly.. mocap and voice. But still he made 100,000 bucks for 1 year of work, thats probably twice as much as the programmers or animators and their jobs are not easy either! not to mention the recognition he gets from this job.
For him to think that 'his' work is what sold the game is completely wrong, it wasn't the voice acting that sold previous grand theft autos, not so much as the gameplay/graphics anyway. When I went to the store to buy GTA4, I wasn't like "yes, this game is going to have such awesome acting".. i bought it for the gameplay, the designers/coders are the hereos of this story, not the actors.
oh well actors typically have an inflated sense of self importance, it is the problem of our idolizing society/media i suppose.. I hope it does not penetrate into the gaming world.. an actor shouldn't make millions to make a movie.. or a game for that matter.. 100-200k is more then enough.. I don't care how famous or beautiful they are..