Attn. JMS: Writer Ageism/60 Minutes

 Posted on 2/22/1999 by to

>Is or was there any writer ageism present in your experience writing B5 and
>elsewhere? 60 Minutes did an interesting piece on older writers having
>trouble working? What's your take on this issue? I think a good writer
>regardless of age with a good story can sell it.

I haven't personally experienced it, but only because I'm still in my middle
40s (44). However I know a number of people who *have* been affected by it,
and it's a genuine problem. The irony is that many of the shows that say "we
want mid-twenties writers only" are being run by guys in their if
they can create it and write for it, why can't somebody else in that age range?


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