Kathryn Bigelow

DGA negotiates 2011 Basic Agreement and FLTTA more than six months before the expiration of the contracts. Negotiations led successfully by Gil Cates for the fourth time. Agreement achieves largest increase in Employer health & pension contribution rates since Plans were founded and establishes new tier in basic cable. DGA reaches an agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC on news, sports and operations in September. Guild works actively to fight Internet theft, a continuing problem and the Guild's top policy priority. Kathryn Bigelow becomes first woman to win the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film with The Hurt Locker. Membership surpasses 14,500.

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.