The Directors Guild Trust is the only organisation in the UK for directors across all media – film, opera, radio, television, theatre, animation and multimedia. It is a charity and a Craft Guild offering unrivalled opportunities for its members to meet and to share and exchange expertise and skills at a wide variety of events. It pursues training at all levels for members and non-members alike, and promotes and celebrates the craft and art of directing through events, awards, and commemorations. The Trust is asset-linked to the Directors Guild of Great Britain (Community Interest Company) Limited, which acts as a professional register of UK director members - all members of the DGGB have two or more professional credits.
The Directors Guild has an illustrious past history as a professional organisation and as a trade union. Since 2008, the Guild no longer represents directors industrially, though we can still make available model contracts, contract advice and other industry guides to members and to the public.
The Guild is proud to number amongst its honorary members: Peter Brook CH, Desmond Davis, Bryan Forbes, Sir Peter Hall, Piers Haggard, Paddy Masefield OBE, Wendy Toye CBE, Herbert Wise, Leonard White, Michael Winner
AFFILIATES & PARTNERS
The Guild is proud to be a member of or to co-operate with many organisations whose aims are to promote, train and protect the director. These include: Directors UK, Equity, the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA), Skillset, The Film Council, Film Four, the UK Arts Councils, the British Council, the Writers Guild, The World Cinema Alliance, the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity.
The Guild is grateful for the support now and in the past of Spotlight, Curzon Cinemas, the Soho Theatre, the British Film Institute (BFI), Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, Doc House, Actors Centre, Avid, Adobe.
The Guild is a also a patron of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival.