Jesús Treviño, co-founder of the Latino Committee, with members Gabe Torres, Betty Kaplan, and A.P. Gonzalez

AD/UPMs and Women/Minority members create mentor program. DGA Latino Committee approved by National Board. Residuals reach $76 million. DGA receives first foreign levies payment. First presentation of Preston Sturges Award to Billy Wilder for outstanding achievements in both writing and directing, presented jointly with the WGAw.

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.