Jack Shea with Production Associate Sylvia O' Gilvie at the Diversity Awards

Jack Shea elected DGA President. The DGA holds its first Diversity Summit, bringing top industry executives and Directors together to discuss the employment situation facing women and minorities in DGA categories. DGA Diversity Award, honoring producers or employers in the industry who have demonstrated consistent commitment to and leadership in the hiring of women and ethnic minorities in DGA categories, goes to Bruce Paltrow and the team of John Wells and Christopher Chulack. National Board adopts revisions to the Low Budget Agreement. Membership exceeds 11,000 and residuals exceed $130 million.

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.