Doug Allen Steps Down From SAG


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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