Former MPAA President Jack Valenti defends the ratings system.
Steven Spielberg just seems to get better with age, yet he never loses the boyish enthusiasm that makes his films so special.
The Guild's history is a collection of accomplishments, big and small victories and extraordinary people who helped make it work. Here is a selective look at some of the highlights from the first 70 years.
The Visual History Program
The Visual History Program preserves a living record of the Guild with an ongoing series of in-depth interviews with members.
The Evolution of the DGA
Over the years, the Guild and its professional staff have had to adjust to changing times, an industry in constant flux and the evolving needs of its members.
Founding the Guild
The forward-thinking directors who came together to found the Guild in 1936 were seeking to protect the same creative rights the Guild fights for today.
Carl Reiner has been hosting the DGA Awards for 20 years. His secret? Worry, trust and unpreparedness.
National Vice President Steven Soderbergh contemplates the future of the business.
Few directors in the last 25 years have the street credibility or indie credentials of Jim Jarmusch.
Working in a New Medium
As technological changes go, nothing can top the advent of television. Here's what it was like for its early directors.
The Shot Known 'Round the World
Though his shot precedes him, the longtime AD, UPM, and producer gets a kick out of how his name has become standard production slang.
AD to the Rescue
Working as a messenger boy at Columbia in January 1936, McWhorter attended the DGA's first public meeting at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
Mentor of the Newsroom
Having spent 34 years at WABC in New York, Martinez, who recently received the Franklin J. Schaffner Award, enjoys bringing middle school and high school kids into the studio for a glimpse of the broadcast world.
Guild Founders On Set
The founders of the Guild were not labor leaders or businessmen - they were working directors. A selection of shots captures them on their day jobs.
Milos Forman made a spectacle of Amadeus
over 20 years ago. He talks about achieving a mix of Old World craft and Hollywood style.