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SAG Nears Vote on Chief Negotiator

Jan 13, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Screen Actors Guild board members may be near a vote on whether to remove the group’s national executive director, Doug Allen, from his role as chief negotiator in the union’s talks with Hollywood film studios, the Wall Street Journal reports. At an emergency board meeting, held yesterday in Los Angeles, moderates on the board introduced a measure to replace the negotiating committee with a new group that would seek to restart talks with the studios, the Los Angeles Times says. The resolution didn’t come to a vote because of filibuster-like techniques by Allen’s supporters, who apparently are seeking to run down the clock until the meeting ends today. Moderates have enough votes to pass the resolution, the Hollywood Reporter says. Reports that Allen has already been voted out are incorrect, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com reports.
—Aimee Picchi

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