So you wanted me to assume that you meant Hollywood meant actors instead of Hollywood meant that smart people lived in that city, like the discussion was describing? Well, then, you deserve the award for Most Obvious. I seriously mean that as no offense, but calling a city an intellectual hub is far different to me than saying that a city is a brain drain. I had never heard of brain drain in the context that you described it.
Calling ATL an intellectual hub and Hollywood a land for actors is one of the most obvious statements/concepts out there. I don't know why posts/comments like that even exist. And of course I don't go to school in CA. I wouldn't want to pay those rental prices on top of taxes on top of everything else fees. Rental for 3 yrs in CA? No way.
Although, mostly industry people that aren't actors actually live in Hollywood. I have a friend that works in graphics in the industry that lives in H-wood. Not a lot of actors live in H-wood.
try googling "brain drain" definition
"brain drain (noun) The emigration of highly trained or intelligent people from a particular country."
I was referring to the obvious fact that certain cities attract people who want to do certain kinds of jobs. Of course saying Hollywood (and I'm not talking about the physical borders of the city of Hollywood, of course people in the movie business live in LA and Culver City and Santa Monica and Encino and whatever too, it's all the same metropolitan area) is where people go if they want to work in the entertainment industry is obvious. And trust me, there are a lot of actors who moved there from other places, I grew up in the LA area and met a lot of aspiring actors.
I know that the Hollywood-entertainment industry is obvious. That's why when I listed cities (New York, DC, Silicon Valley, Hollywood) I didn't specify the type of people they tend to attract--because it's blindingly obvious, that say, Silicon Valley is where tech people go, DC is where gov't people go, etc. I only clarified that when I said Hollywood, I was referring to the entertainment industry, because your post made it clear you hadn't understand the implied meaning. That's why posts like that exist--because this fact that is supposedly so obvious now apparently wasn't clear in my first post, where I just implied it.
Once again, "brain drain" doesn't mean that the population of the city doing the draining is smart overall--even if the city attracts a large portion of smart people from other areas, those smart people might still be outnumbered by not-smart people.