Doug Allen, the lightning rod at the center of the Screen Actors Guild’s bitter polarization, has been fired as national exec director and chief negotiator.
Allen’s gig ended Monday afternoon; several hours earlier, the moderates had delivered “written assent” documents terminating him — two weeks after a 28-hour filibuster by Allen’s supporters thwarted his ouster.
The moderates also replaced the negotiating committee — a sign that a SAG feature-primtetime deal may be close. Sally Field, who’s opposed Allen on several fronts for the past year, said she was relieved and hopeful.
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