Age is just a number, unless you’re in Hollywood.
It looks like Hollywood is none too pleased with entertainment industry info hub IMDB. The popular site which serves as a go-to for fans and industry insiders alike, posts the entire filmography of actors down to lighting grips along with personal info, including birth dates.
The Writers Guild of America is currently leading an effort to convince IMDB to allow people to wipe their age from the site, claiming that aging job seekers may have a more difficult time of finding work.
“The Guild has a contract with IMDb to provide credits information and does not release information on age,” a spokesperson for the WGA told TheWrap. “We have raised our concerns with IMDb about its listing of ages.”
Reps from other prominent guilds, including the Screen Actors Guild, have also approached IMDB, asking for the information to be optional only. According to them, non-movie stars in the business find less work as they age, given the industry’s youthful preference.
(via The Wrap)