Michael Apted re-elected DGA President for a third term. The Guild prepares for upcoming negotiations on its Basic Agreement and Freelance Live & Tape Television Agreements which are set to expire in June 2008. Gil Cates and Negotiations Committee appointed. Expert consultants hired to conduct research and develop forecasts on the potential of new media. DGA reaches an agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC on news, sports and operations in November. Collected residuals reach $253 million. Combined assets of the Basic and Supplemental Pension Plans total $2.2 billion.

2007 DGA Negotiations
Negotiations Committee reviews data.
The Man Who Would Be King

King Vidor helped bring directors together to form the Guild and became its first president during the early, perilous years. His legacy as a great filmmaker and fighter for directors' rights continues today.

Director's Cut - 75th Anniversary Video Compilation

Director’s Cut commemorates 75 years of directing history through the compilation of hundreds of clips illustrating the entire range of our members’ work. The focus is on images of directors working—not just the work itself—underscoring to audiences that these lasting images are the result of a director’s vision.

Explore the DGA Visual History Program

In-depth peer-to-peer interviews of veteran Guild members sharing the journey of their artistic and professional careers.