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This story first appeared in the Dec. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Forget Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones. When China thinks of America's Golden Age of Television, it could soon look to The Mary Tyler Moore Show or Kojak. The writers who created those series are part of a new effort to bring older and underemployed scribes to booming China. E! Entertainment co-founder Larry Namer, CEO of Chinese production company Metan, is behind Metan Wen Zhi Ku ("Writing Mastermind"), a collective that has organized about 2,000 older writers to create content for the country. "While

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