1999 Honors

DGA members ratify new three-year film, tape and network contracts. The DGA, in conjunction with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), releases the Monitor Company report on The Economic Impact of U.S. Film and Television Runaway Production, and spearheads efforts to pass state and federal runaway production legislation. Over 800 people attend the inaugural DGA Honors in New York, celebrating the value and importance of American film and television production. The first DGA Honors Filmmaker Award given to Martin Scorsese. The Guild’s Independent Directors Committee establishes The Director’s Finder, a screening series of unreleased independent films made under DGA agreements.

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.