This section provides useful information for members and non-members about the DGA's affliates.


DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans

Created as a result of the DGA’s collective bargaining agreements with producer associations representing the motion picture, television and commercial production industries, the DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans provide excellent benefits to participants.

Directors Guild Foundation

The Directors Guild Foundation provides confidential loans to DGA members facing short term financial hardship. Foundation funds also support the MPTV Health Care Centers and underwrite the DGA-Motion Picture Industry Conservation Collection at UCLA.

The Film Foundation
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Created by Martin Scorsese in 1990, The Film Foundation preserves and protects motion picture history through its restoration, education, and exhibition programs. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to save hundreds of films from every era and genre, making them newly available to audiences around the world. The foundation’s educational program, The Story of Movies, is teaching young people about visual literacy and cinema history. TFF is aligned with the Directors Guild of America.

Training Programs
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The Assistant Directors Training Programs accept a limited number of candidates each year to participate in on-the-job training to become 2nd Assistant Directors. Trainees receive paid, hands-on work experience on actual projects and attend mandatory seminars. Graduates of the program are invited to join the Guild.

DGA Store

The DGA Store will be relaunching in 2024, and we appreciate your patience as we transition our website and item stock.


The ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) is a voluntary numbering system for the identification of audiovisual works that provides an internationally recognized and permanent reference number for each audiovisual work registered in the system.

Talent Agency Info

The DGA provides an online version of the list of DGA signatory agencies that have agreed to abide by certain rules and regulations. Please note that the DGA is not liable for the acts or omissions of any signatory agency and the Guild does not offer assistance in selecting or retaining an agent.


Here you will find website links to information on: Film Commissions, Film Festivals & Conferences, Film Schools & Training Programs, other Guilds and Unions, Industry Organizations, Safety Issues, and Studios and Distributors.