The DGA's Task Force on Violence and Social Responsibility calls for an overhaul of the current ratings system and a "zero-tolerance" policy towards underage admissions by theatre owners. A 5-year extension of the foreign levies agreement is negotiated, increasing the Guilds' portion of revenues. National Board unanimously approves new 4-year national commercial contract. DGA continues to monitor and encourage increased diversity in the industry. DGA Foundation becomes sole underwriter for DGA-Motion Picture Industry Conservation Collection at UCLA. Residuals exceed $165 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.