Reception for the opening of the Robert E. Wise Library

The Guild celebrates 50th anniversary of DGA Awards for outstanding directorial achievement. The DGA successfully champions historic legislation in the U.S. Congress that ensures that when films are transferred to new owners or distributors, directors, performers and writers are legally guaranteed payment of residuals as provided by their collectively bargained agreements. The Guild creates an Independent Directors Committee and participates more widely in film festivals. Residuals exceed $150 million. Robert E. Wise library is dedicated in the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.

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.