Michael Apted

Michael Apted elected DGA President. Collected residuals reach $200 million. DGA New York Theater and Headquarters completely renovated. DGA "late script" initiative in episodic television reduces the number of scripts delivered late to Directors, according to tracking at mid-season. DGA joins seven other English speaking Directors' organizations in setting forth the Dublin Declaration — a unified joint declaration asserting the creative and economic rights of film and television directors worldwide — and forms a new affiliate organization (The International Association of English Speaking Directors Organizations) to advance and protect the rights of Directors.

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.