TV writers file age-discrimination suit

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More than 150 TV writers have teamed up to file an age-discrimination suit
against top Hollywood talent agencies and broadcast networks including NBC and
CBS.

The suit, filed in a federal court in Los Angeles, claimed that screenwriters
over the age of 40 are not given work at the top studios and networks.

The writers claimed that 23 companies -- ranging from talent agency ICM to
The Walt Disney Co.-owned TV studio Touchstone Television -- stopped giving them
work once they turned 40 and replaced them with younger, less-qualified
writers.

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