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, in accordance with the Professional Syndicates Act of Quebec.
Thirty-five years later, the Quebec Council of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC QC) represents more than 500 members working in occupations that cover a broad range of film and television production, both at the artistic and logistical levels.
Here's a short outline of the different fonctions that we represent according to the Status of the Artist Act.
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. Furthermore, the Guild works with governments and institutions on behalf of its members in an effort to consolidate development of the Canadian film and television industry.