Taylor Hackford

Taylor Hackford elected DGA President at Biennial Convention in July. President Michael Apted steps down after three terms, becoming the second-longest serving president after George Sidney. Guild focuses on Internet piracy as top policy issue. The Guild negotiates and ratifies a new two-year National Commercial Agreement with economic and creative rights advances. DGA announces that it has commissioned continual updates of the extensive new media research used by the Guild in its negotiations cycle of 2007/2008. Collected residuals reach more than $260 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.