ICM Agrees To Pay TV Writers $4.5M To Settle Age Discrimination Claims

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ICM Agrees To Pay TV Writers $4.5M To Settle Age Discrimination Claims

Tue Aug 19, 2008 @ 03:23PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Pencil A quick update on the report that TV writers settled with ICM over the age discrimination class action.

Paul Sprenger, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, confirms that a deal has been struck. TV writers will get $4.5 million, according to the firm. ICM has also "agreed to establish an independent task force to examine its representation practices, and to participate conditionally in a job relief program that will promote the top 25 percent of older television writers based on script evaluations by a neutral panel qualified experts," according to a statement by the firm.

The settlement concerns only one of the 23 class action lawsuits the plaintiffs have currently pending against various studios, networks, production companies and talent agencies.

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