The board of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) voted Sunday to ask members to pay higher dues -- the first dues increase since 1999. The membership initiation fee would be raised to $2,211 from the current $1,474, while dues would rise to $116 per year versus the current $100. The board also named Doug Allen, a former negotiator for the National Football League's Players Association, to become its new national executive director.
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