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30-Hour SAG Meeting Leads to No Where

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Talk about drama. A marathon 30-hour meeting between Screen Actors Guild national board members landed the outcome of pretty much nothing. Doug Allen, SAG's chief negotiator and national executive director, was almost fired, but filibusters and a sleepy board did not have the votes to fire him or authorize a strike or do much of anything else. The best take comes from the Hollywood Reporter: "The emergency national board meeting began before 9 a.m. Monday and pushed on through the night into Tuesday afternoon, when the organizers had scheduled a hard-stop time of 1 p.m. Within an hour of the official end of the proceedings, exhausted-looking board members could be seen stumbling out to their cars."