DGA negotiates and members overwhelmingly ratify the 2008 Basic Agreement and FLTTA Agreement five months before the expiration of the 2005 contracts. Agreement sets series of important precedents including jurisdiction in new media, establishing an enhanced residual rate for electronic sell-through and payments in ad-supported streaming, along with substantial wage and residual base increases. Legislation passed to modify and extend federal tax incentive for domestic film production (Section 181). Membership surpasses 14,000.


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.