Directors Guild of Great Britain: directing film and theatre
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Members Benefits

When you join the Directors Guild you are linking up with the only organisation in Britain for directors across all media. You will gain access to a vital and energetic programme of events, training and campaigns, newsletters and meetings and our regularly updated discounted offers.

Professional advice:
For working professional directors who are members of DGGB only.

Rees Astley: bespoke & discounted insurance:
Rees Astley provide low cost and bespoke insurance packages to Guild members.

With a long history insuring in both live and recorded media, Rees Astley are perfectly placed to help the Guild with annual packages for members working in small and medium budget theatre and film that are up to 30% cheaper than our current prices. Rees Astley cover a wide variety of activities for the performing and creative arts.

All discounted packages include:   
  • Public Liability Cover: £2m or £5m    
  • Employers Liability Cover: £10m
  • All Risks Insurance Cover (Tools and Equipment): up to £2,000 in the UK
  • The option to include the use of Heat, Fire or Sparks
These are designed to cover shoots and live shows with a budget of no more than £50,000 with up to 6 employees and are available as an annual policy or a short term policy with 30 days cover. (Excluded from the package offer is cover for underwater or aerial filming or work involving  stunts, hazardous activities or explosives). More info via Rees Astley (T: 01686 626019) and the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

Workshops and Training Courses:
Running throughout the year, these courses offer training and skills exchange. The programme includes Working With Actors, The Director - Writer Relationship, Directing Commercials and Documentaries, and more. Full members get priority booking.

International Organisations:
The Guild is represented on the leading European media organisations, including the World Cinema Alliance (WCA), ITI and IETM, to ensure that British directors have a cultural voice in Europe.

Press Card:

For working professional directors only.

Film and TV Pro: 25% off subscription:
Get 25% off Premium subscription to Film and TV Pro

Directors Guild members can take advantage of a 25% discount off subscription to Film and TV Pro which gives you access to its paid jobs board, your own website and additional storage on your profile too.

FTP is an online resource for professional film and television crew. Joining is simple, just register and create your online profile today. Once you complete your profile it will become live and accessible to employers. As an extra incentive to complete your profile FTP offer 30 days FREE subscription to its Premium service from the day you register. This really is worth taking advantage of because it gives you access to apply for jobs!

Film & TV crew…
  • DGGB members, register and create your online profile today.
  • Trial Premium subscription for 30 days FREE and apply for jobs!
  • Upgrade to Premium subscription and save 25%! Pay monthly for the special rate of just £9.50+VAT per calendar month or; take annual membership for a one off payment of £75+VAT

ProductionBase: 25% off subscription:

ProductionBase| 25% discount

ProductionBase is an industry network for people working in film, television, radio, theatre and commercial production. Various tiers of subscription services; get access to job listings, upload media onto the website, create a profile etc.   

Spotlight – discount on Casting Rooms and Interactive Subscriptions:
Spotlight offers working professional director members a discount on both the Casting Rooms and Spotlight Interactive subscriptions, and a free 3 week trial to Spotlight Interactive. A subscription to Spotlight Interactive gives you access to Spotlight Casting Live (search the Spotlight database of 30,000 artists), The Spotlight Link (send out instant casting breakdowns to selected agents via the Internet, and receive suggestions in minutes) and Spotlight Specialists (view comprehensive listings of entertainment professionals including directors, producers and stage managers).

The Stage - discounted subscription:
Professional members are entitled to a 15% discount on a subscription to The Stage, the weekly for the entertainment industry.

The Stage

Theatre Record – discount subscription:

Established in 1981, Theatre Record has probably the most influential readership of any theatre publication in the UK. It reprints in full all the national drama critics' reviews of productions in and out of London, with full casts and credits. It carries early information on plans for shows all over the country. It is kept for years as an essential reference. 

Theatre Record magazine

Discounts on selected external workshops:

Guild members can obtain a discount on workshops and courses at a selection of schools and training organizations, such as the London Film School, Euroscript and 01Zero-One. The courses deal with a variety of subjects, from directing and filmmaking to scriptwriting and mastering digital tools.

Membership forms


Membership types:

Professional directors with credits for two professional productions as the primary director.

Associate Membership for directors who do not have their two professional credits yet, those working in the industry, those with a professional or academic interest in the craft of directing.

Students Membership for students in full-time education and on a course with directing interest.

Educational institutions with courses in, or an interest in directing.

Members Benefits
ProductionBase: 25% off subscription
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