Jay D. Roth 

Jay D. Roth named National Executive Director. The Guild achieves its first contracts covering interactive media. Membership exceeds 10,000 and residuals exceed $100 million. Roth begins the process of developing new staff departments and initiatives to raise the sophistication and effectiveness of the Guild’s approach to its core functions: representation in collective bargaining, organizing and jurisdiction and member support. These efforts lead to the creation of the present-day Credits, Communications, Government Affairs and Research departments.

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.