The Directors Guild Trust was for many years the only organisation in the UK for directors across all media – film, opera, radio, television, theatre, animation and multimedia. It was 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 pursued training at all levels for members and non-members alike, and promoted and celebrated the craft and art of directing through events, awards, and commemorations.
The Directors Guild has an illustrious past history as a professional organisation and as a trade union and closed in July 2013.
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.