Convinced that the Directors Guild of Canada was the best organization to represent them, it was on November 1st, 1981, that 15 crafts persons and artisans in film and television submitted their request for official recognition of the Quebec Council of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC QC), in accordance with the Professional Syndicates Act of Quebec.
Four decades later, DGC Quebec proudly represents 800 experienced, talented, bilingual and skilled key creative and logistical personnel working in the screen-based industry covering all areas of Direction, Art, Locations, Production and Accounting.
The Quebec Council manages many collective agreements which ensure optimal work conditions for its members, and which include a healthcare plan and a retirement plan, among many other member advantages. In addition, the Quebec Council promotes its members to producers by offering an availability list and each member’s professional resume.
The Guild works with governments and institutions on behalf of its members in an effort to consolidate the development of the Canadian film and television industry.
DGC Quebec offers various tools to support the creative talent of its members and help them develop their careers, including training courses. Each department has instituted mandatory training to ensure a quality standard in the work of its members.
The Quebec Council of the Directors Guild of Canada is more than a union. It’s a community. And thanks to its members, the Quebec culture shines internationally.