The feature directors panel on the morning of the annual awards has become one of the Guild's most popular events.
Over the past 30 years, Guild diversity committees have advanced the cause of women and minority members.
In the last two decades, Guild presidents have continued the fight for economic and creative rights.
Two films commissioned for the 75th anniversary commemorate the history of the Guild and the creative accomplishments of its members.
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 merger of East and West Coast directors in 1960 led to many of the benefits members enjoy today.
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.
When President Frank Capra boldly threatened to boycott the Academy Awards in 1939, the Producers Association finally accepted the Guild.