The late Jack Shea served the Guild for nearly 50 years. Our national executive director fondly recalls his contributions—as a president and a person.
Advent of TV
As television arrived in the late ’40s and ’50s, the job of directing TV was defined. For young directors, it was the time of their lives.
The RTDG-SDG Merger
The merger of East and West Coast directors in 1960 led to many of the benefits members enjoy today.
Frank Capra's Fight
When President Frank Capra boldly threatened to boycott the Academy Awards in 1939, the Producers Association finally accepted the Guild.
Directors in World War II
The Guild and many prominent directors volunteered their creative talents to help win World War II. Their films from the front left a lasting record.