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SelenaDanes
09-15-2004, 01:11 PM
I found this article on the Internet Movie Database studio briefing section.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated numerous class-action lawsuits filed by television writers who claim that they have been the object of age discrimination policies by the TV networks. In its ruling, the court said that the writers "have properly alleged class-wide claims of a pattern or practice of age discrimination" by CBS, NBC , ABC, Fox, 12 production companies and 11 talent agencies.

This made me wonder, if the age for an actress is 40 and done, what is considered an advanced age for a writer?

Selena

Queen Uhuru
09-18-2004, 09:36 PM
That's a hard question. On the one hand, you would think the written words on the page are what matters and if that's a script that's going to turn into box office gold, who gives a flying f*ck how old the writer is? And then there's the mindset that only young people know how to write what will make money. I don't know what the cutoff age is nowadays for writers. I'm glad the lawsuit was reinstated.