Hooray! A pleasure as always.
My take on Old Hollywood Grid is just that you need an “in” to get close enough to an agenda to steal it. A connection, perhaps. You need to already know a guy involved in a previous version of the project. Hollywood!
I don’t think the on-access situation with the sensies is all that problematic. Given that the corp wants this to happen, they could use any news of a data breach as an excuse to leak an announcement of whatever was in the server.
And Casting Call touches on a pet theory I’ve been thinking about for a while, with cards like Palana Foods and Psychographics. The question with those cards is: how the heck does one runner benefit the corp so much? But maybe it’s not just one runner. What Chaos Theory herself does is just the tip of the iceberg; for every player character who accessed that honeypot, there were fifty weeflerunners who did the same, and the aggregate activity of these aspiring runners–this Casting Call, if you like–painted a detailed geolocatory picture of the state of cybercrime, including the runner that this division is currently most interested in.
And more generally, I find myself being more forgiving of certain kinds of overspecificity. Was it a literal Casting Call? Nah; as with Early Premiere, someone at Haarpsichord just got carried away with their corporate metaphors. This seems pretty common in totalizing corporate cultures, but especially in entertainment and tech.