(Los Angeles, California--October 19, 2015) Daniel Sollinger, a prolific and well-respected producer with over 15 years of experience in feature films, television and commercials,has joined Hollywood-based Arclight Productions as Head of Development. The newly created position and Sollinger’s appointment were announced by Arclight president Steven Kochones. Sollinger will lead the company's sales, marketing and development team to generate new business in film, TV and digital media, expand production and post-production capacities, secure strategic partnerships, and produce special projects exclusively for Arclight.
A New York University Film School graduate, Sollinger has been a producer on over 30 feature films and more than 350 commercials, music videos, and short films for clients including Pepsi, Warner Bros. Records, CBS, Sony and Comedy Central. His work has won awards from New York University, The American Film Institute, The Accolade Awards and the American Motion Picture Society. Sollinger’s latest feature film, “L.A. Slasher” opened in theaters across the country in June 2015. His next feature film release will be “Ktown Cowboys,” which played at the SXSW film festival and will open in select U.S. cities..
“We are fortunate to have Daniel join Arclight Productions as we expand our core business and venture into new territory,” said Steven Kochones. “Our company produces a wide variety of content, and Daniel’s broad experience is well-suited to our production style and diverse clientele. I am pleased to welcome him to the company.”
Sollinger is well known for his work on numerous rap videos for artists such as Will Smith and A Tribe Called Quest. Most notably, he produced "Rhyme & Reason," a feature documentary on hip-hop culture, for Miramax Films. Booked in 280 theaters nationwide, the film was recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 15 most profitable films of 1997. Sollinger’s other films include: “Day Zero” starring Elijah Wood, Ginnifer Goodwin and Elisabeth Moss, “Day on Fire” starring Olympia Dukakis, "The Alphabet Killer" starring Timothy Hutton and Oscar®winner Melissa Leo, "Girls Against Boys," "In My Sleep," and "Without Men."
“I am thrilled to become part of the team at Arclight Productions,” said Sollinger. “The company has tremendous creative resources and excellent facilities. I look forward to bringing new projects to Arclight and building on its stellar reputation for quality work.”
Sollinger also served as Line Producer on Arclight’s new documentary, “Frans Lanting: The Evolution of LIFE.” The film takes viewers on a fascinating journey through time via the remarkable images of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting, while recounting his own evolution from wildlife photographer to visual chronicler of life on Earth. The film will premiere on October 24, 2015 at the Annenberg Space for Photography as part of the re-imagined photo exhibit, “LIFE: A Journey Through Time.”
Sollinger is a member of the PGA and a DGA Unit Production Manager.
About Arclight Productions
Founded in 1997 by filmmaker Steven Kochones, Arclight Productions is an award-winning film production company specializing in documentaries, commercials and original content for the entertainment industry and the arts. Since 2009, the company has produced 16 documentaries commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography, including THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, EMERGING and WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD, produced in association with National Geographic. The multi-award winning WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival before playing over 25 festivals around the world, and the feature documentary COUNTRY: PORTRAITS OF AN AMERICAN SOUND debuted at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival. The Arclight team has also produced exclusive behind-the-scenes content for Warner Bros., Focus Features, Universal, DreamWorks, 20thCentury Fox, HBO and more. The company’s portfolio includes work for major museums such as the California Science Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and renowned artist David Hockney. With a professional staff at full-service facilities in the heart of Hollywood, Arclight offers in-house film finishing capabilities at high resolutions (4K), high frame rates (60fps) and 3D.