Screen shot of IMDB pageThose poor Hollywood types. We praise their work and spend our money on them but that's still not enough. According to The Wrap, the Writers Guild of America is locked in a battle with IMDb about the right to remove people's ages from their IMDb profiles in a bid to protect them from ageism in the industry.

IMDb, which appears to be the industry and internet's favourite movie resource with 60 million unique hits a month, not only holds profiles for the big fish, like actors and directors, but pretty much everyone involved in a movie production.

The WGA, and other groups such as the Screen Actors Guild, are arguing that the movie industry prefers to employ those in their 20s and crew members nearing, or past, 40 find it more difficult to gain employment. However, IMDb aren't willing to make these changes and are, apparently, extremely hard to convince to take down even incorrect information once it's up there.

Read more about the WGA vs IMDb after the jump... Screen shot of IMDB pageThose poor Hollywood types. We praise their work and spend our money on them but that's still not enough. According to The Wrap, the Writers Guild of America is locked in a battle with IMDb about the right to remove people's ages from their IMDb profiles in a bid to protect them from ageism in the industry.

IMDb, which appears to be the industry and internet's favourite movie resource with 60 million unique hits a month, not only holds profiles for the big fish, like actors and directors, but pretty much everyone involved in a movie production.

The WGA, and other groups such as the Screen Actors Guild, are arguing that the movie industry prefers to employ those in their 20s and crew members nearing, or past, 40 find it more difficult to gain employment. However, IMDb aren't willing to make these changes and are, apparently, extremely hard to convince to take down even incorrect information once it's up there.

As one producer, whose age was wrongly listed, told The Wrap: "I could never get anybody on the phone. It doesn't seem fair that some profiles don't have this information."

You'd think that because it has such a symbiotic relationship with the movie industry, IMDb would be prepared to keep these people happy. Not so, according to another agent who was listed being eight years older than he actually was: "They're very fickle about what changes they do make. I don't know where they get their information, but once its up there, God help you."

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