About Arclight

Founded in 1997, Arclight Productions is a film production company specializing in award-winning documentaries and non-fiction production. The Hollywood company also produces exclusive “behind-the-scenes” content for Warner Bros., Universal, Focus Features and other movie studios and TV networks.

Since 2009, the company has produced 16 original documentaries commissioned by the Annenberg Foundation and directed by Arclight founder Steven Kochones, including the critically acclaimed Who Shot Rock & Roll, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “fast and entertaining” and “a wonderful insight behind the lens,” the rock photography film screened at 25 film festivals around the world, earning four awards. The feature documentary Country: Portraits of an American Sound debuted at the Nashville Film Festival and was released in 2017 on Netflix, iTunes, and other premium outlets. The film, which Rolling Stone called a “lovingly rendered and impressively comprehensive” journey through the history of country music, features 20 country music stars including Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, LeAnn Rimes, and Kenny Rogers.

Arclight’s films have also tackled gritty and global subjects, such as The War Photographers, No Strangers, and Water: Our Thirsty World, made in association with National Geographic. Several of the company’s films have been broadcast nationally on KCET-Link, one of the country’s largest public television outlets.

The executive staff includes producer Joe Russo who manages the behind-the-scenes unit, which has created more than 100 featurettes and “making of” specials, working on such highly acclaimed films as Dallas Buyers Club and The Theory of Everything, including their Oscar® campaigns. In 2015, producer Daniel Sollinger joined Arclight as Head of Development, building on the company’s successes to develop new opportunities in film, television and digital media.

Arclight’s extensive portfolio includes projects for major museums, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and California Science Center, which commissioned six short films for the Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion, seen by 2 million visitors each year. With a professional staff at full-service facilities in the Burbank Media District, Arclight also features in-house editorial and post-production finishing capabilities.