DGA marks its 70th Anniversary, including a special issue of DGA Quarterly profiling the Guild’s founders, history, long-time leaders, members and staff. Guild also celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Movie for Television, culminating in a gala featuring many of the genre’s most distinguished directors. DGA prevails in lawsuit filed in 2002 against four companies that mechanically edit and distribute “sanitized” versions of movies. DGA completes a multi-year overhaul of its computer infrastructure with a system integrating databases covering membership, signatories, credits, residuals and other departments.

Movies for Television 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.