Visual History Collection

The Visual History Program was established in 2000 by the DGA's Special Projects Committee to expand its efforts to document the careers of Directors Guild members. A template of questions was drafted focusing on key areas of the art and craft of directing for film and television. This template has since been adapted for interviews with members of the director's team, including assistant directors, unit production managers, associate directors, and stage managers. The Visual History Collection continues to grow, with peer-to-peer interviews conducted in Los Angeles, New York and other locations. These interviews are cross-referenced and indexed by terms and topics to maximize searchability. They are then posted on the DGA website on a regular basis.

The full interviews currently available for view are listed below in alphabetical order.

For a complete list of interviews conducted, but not yet posted, please click here.

 

DGA Visual History Herb Adelman
by  Tom  Joyner
May 23, 2006
Robert Altman interview
by  Lee  Grant
May 18, 2004
Ken Annakin Interview
by  Randal  Kleiser
April 30, 2008
Visual History 158 Michael Apted
by  Jeremy  Kagan
February 06, 2013
Larry Auerbach Interview
by  Joshua  White
May 14, 2001
Avildsen Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
August 22, 2007
John Badham Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
March 23, 2005
Balash Interview
by  Joshua  White
October 24, 2001
VH199 Ballard Hero
by  Robert  Markowitz
June 01, 2017
Richard Bare Interview
by  Gene  Reynolds
March 26, 2010
Beaudine Interview
by  Skip & Craig  Beaudine
September 19, 2005
Harold Becker Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
May 05, 2010
Bellini DeSomone Interview
by  Barbara  Roche
April 14, 2009
Richard Benjamin Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
February 17, 2011
Yudi Bennett Interview
by  Liz  Ryan
February 20, 2013
Benton Interview
by  Michael  Pressman
May 19, 2005
VH205 Ed Bianchi Hero
by  Tim  Van Patten
November 01, 2017
Bill Interview
by  Randal  Kleiser...
September 14, 2007
Binder Interview
by  Taylor  Hackford
January 31, 2006
Jeff Bleckner
by  John Kent  Harrison
November 07, 2007
Bertrand Blier interview
by  Jon  Amiel
April 15, 2011
Bloom Interview
by  Joshua  White
November 15, 2001
Bert Bluestein Interview
by  Kevin  Koster
December 11, 2012
Bogart Interview
by  Peter  Bogart
April 23, 2005
Peter Bogdanovich Interview
by  Raymond  De Felitta
November 10, 2005
VH191 John Boorman
by  Jim  Sheridan
March 07, 2016
Brockway Interview
by  Jim  Drake
April 24, 2009
Browning Interview
by  Joshua  White
June 12, 2001
James Burrows Interview
by  Michael  Lembeck
March 11, 2008
Butler Interview
by  Gene  Reynolds
August 22, 2002
Walter Miller Interview
by  Don  Mischer
July 19, 2011
Capra Jr Interview
by  Joe  D’Alessandro
May 25, 2005
Larry Carpenter Interview
by  Casey  Childs
January 06, 2012
Visual History 184 Dick Carson
by  Dency  Nelson
November 23, 2015
DGA Visual History Gilbert Cates Sr
by  Gil  Cates, Jr.
May 21, 2002
Cavalier Interview
by  Cleve  Landsberg
March 01, 2013
Visual History 187 Henry Chan
by  Sandy  Tung
December 15, 2015
Tony Charmoli Interview
by  Kenny  Ortega
September 14, 2010
Chomsky Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
August 17, 2006
Visual History Hal Cooper
by  Michael  Zinberg
July 21, 2003
VH190 Cooper-Avrick
by  Julie  Gelfand
March 10, 2016
James D. Brubaker
by  Kevin  Koster
December 19, 2012
Dassin Interview
by  Bruce  Goldstein
October 15, 2001
Davis Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
March 27, 2009
Vince DeDario
by  Dennis  Mazzocco
July 14, 2014
DeToth Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
May 11, 2000
Donen
by  Raymond  De Felitta
May 23, 2006
Donovan Interview
by  Joshua  White
July 10, 2001
Jim Drake Interview
by  Howard  Storm
October 27, 2009
Bill Duke
by  Carl  Weathers
July 30, 2002
John Erman Interview
by  Bob  Balaban
March 01, 2007
Judith Farinet
by  Nancy  Kaplan
June 24, 2015
Mike Figgis interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
May 27, 2014
Fleischer Interview
by  Lawrence  Mirisch
December 13, 2003
Milos Forman
by  Daniel  Algrant
November 06, 2007
Arthur Forrest interview
by  Paul  Forrest
December 27, 2013
VH178 Stephen Frears Hero
by  Randal  Kleiser
August 04, 2016
William Friedkin Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
April 04, 2007
CostaGavrasInterview
by  John  Landis
January 15, 2003
Genus Interview
by  Terry  Benson
May 23, 2006