DGA members overwhelmingly approve new three-year film, tape and network contracts, including a Code of Preferred Practices for Creative Rights. National Board designates "year of diversity" as theme for Guild's 60th anniversary celebration. Guild publishes first Creative Rights Handbook. The Guild sponsors the first Sundance Film Festival Directing Award and the first Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Directing Award. DGA News re-launched as DGA Magazine, a bimonthly publication.

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.