Golden Jubilee celebration

The Guild celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Golden Jubilee birthday party, retrospective, and the commissioning of "Precious Images," a montage showcasing some of the finest works made by directors over the past 50 years. Eight years of difficult, sometimes acrimonious negotiations result in a collective bargaining agreement with Home Box Office. National Board votes unanimously to oppose colorization of black and white movies.

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.