The Guild successfully negotiates new freelance and staff contracts with significant gains in all membership categories. Special Projects launches classes and seminars to help members polish existing skills, or acquire new ones. National Board approves Low-Budget Theatrical Contract to provide for unilateral reduction in minimum compensation, an industry first, and to enable members to do low-budget features under a Guild contract. Robert B. Aldrich Award for extraordinary Guild service is established.

The Man Who Would Be King

King Vidor helped bring directors together to form the Guild and became its first president during the early, perilous years. His legacy as a great filmmaker and fighter for directors' rights continues today.

Director's Cut - 75th Anniversary Video Compilation

Director’s Cut commemorates 75 years of directing history through the compilation of hundreds of clips illustrating the entire range of our members’ work. The focus is on images of directors working—not just the work itself—underscoring to audiences that these lasting images are the result of a director’s vision.

Explore the DGA Visual History Program

In-depth peer-to-peer interviews of veteran Guild members sharing the journey of their artistic and professional careers.