Frank Capra

SDG receives blanket studio recognition as a collective bargaining unit on Feb. 18, 1939. The agreement recognizes the Directors’ creative function and right to screen credits, as well as establishes minimum wages and working conditions for Assistant Directors.

DGA Quarterly Related Articles

DGA Qaurterly Hollywood Reporter Studios Recognize the Guild

To read more about the SDG's fight for studio recognition, please see the DGA Quarterly story:

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.