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Writer Sues ICM Agent

SANTA MONICA (CN) - Elizabeth Hirschhorn claims she showed International Creative Management agent Joanne Freedman a long excerpt from a novel she had written, and Freedman showed it to Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who used it to sell a pilot TV script to ABC.

Hirschhorn's Superior Court complaint does not name her novel or the TV show, which she says ran for 2 years after ABC unveiled it on Jan. 31, 2008.

She demands punitive damages for breach of confidence and unjust enrichment. Freedman, ICM, Berlanti and Guggenheim are named as defendants; ABC is not.

Hirschhorn is represented by James Spertus.

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