Arthur Hiller elected DGA President. The Guild moves into the new home of its national headquarters, a Hollywood landmark with three state-of-the-art theaters. The fight for moral rights charges ahead with congressional hearings on copyright issues. Membership surpasses 9,000. Total assets of Pension and Health Plans exceed $500 million.

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.