DGA 75th Anniversary 1936 - 20112011 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the DGA. A year-long celebration kicks off at the DGA Awards with specially-commissioned films highlighting game-changing moments in Guild history and a Director's Cut montage of 75 years of member work in all genres. The anniversary year includes 26 special events in Los Angeles, New York and London honoring game-changers; DGA Honors; and commemorative issues of DGA Quarterly. Guild members ratify new BA, FLTTA and Commercial contracts. Taylor Hackford re-elected DGA President for a second term. A new DGA website launches in May with new functionalities including streaming video, online dues payment and improved navigation. The Guild works with an entertainment community coalition to fight Internet theft. The DGA mourns the passing of Past President and current Secretary-Treasurer Gil Cates.

Please visit our
75th Anniversary Game Changer page to review the 2011 events celebrating our history and future.
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.