Fred Zinnemann

The DGA reaches out to prospective members among the independent filmmaking community at the Sundance, Toronto and Hampton Film Festivals and Independent Feature Film Market. DGA-supported Artist Rights Foundation presents the first annual John Huston Award for Artists Rights to Fred Zinnemann. DGA Latino Committee celebrates Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage. DGA African-American Steering Committee founded.

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.