The 1990 DGA Basic Agreement, FLTTA and Network Contracts are negotiated a full four months prior to the expiration of the 1987 Agreement, avoiding an industry production slowdown. DGA reaches settlement with studios over sharing of foreign levies revenue, ensuring members share in monies collected in foreign territories. The Artists Rights Foundation is created with initial donations from the Getty Foundation, Steven Spielberg and Fred Zinnemann with the mission to continue the fight to protect artists’ works throughout the world.

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.