Michael Apted is the recipient of the
DGA Honorary Life Member Award.

Guillermo del Toro wins DGA Feature Film Award for The Shape of Water; and Michael Apted is the recipient of the DGA Honorary Life Member Award. DGA inclusion reports reveal hiring of episodic TV directors grew more inclusive in the 2017/18 season, while there was little change in employer hiring across the feature film landscape. DGA Honors recognizes Director Ang Lee, Fox Searchlight Chairman Nancy Utley, Senator Amy Klobuchar, SAG-AFTRA Senior Advisor John McGuire, and Costume Designer Ann Roth. Guild residuals reach $416 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.