By Indiewire | Indiewire October 23, 2006 at 5:25AM
The Screen Actors Guild board of directors voted unanimously Saturday to hire former NFL players union executive Doug Allen as the organization's national executive director and chief negotiator. The 54-year-old Allen served as assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association in Washington, D.C., for nearly 20 years. He also is credited for establishing Players Inc., the marketing and licensing subsidiary of the NFLPA. AP reports.