DGA establishes Bill of Creative Rights, establishing landmarks such as the right to a “Director’s Cut” and to receive final credit on main titles. Unit Production Managers merge with the Directors Guild. The Guild institutes a training program on the West Coast for potential Assistant Directors.


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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.

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