An arc light is necessary if moviegoers are to enjoy a show, and Arclight Films hopes its offerings are just as indispensable to cinephiles. The company focuses on international film sales and distribution of American "arthouse" fare under the Arclight banner. Its Arclight Television group is devoted to TV distribution while Darclight handles genre films (thrillers, horror, action) and Easternlight covers Asian cinema. Arclight Films is also active in producing and co-producing, with a theatrical production branch in Australia. The company, founded in 2002 by managing director Gary Hamilton and chairman Victor Syrmis, has offices in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sydney, and Toronto.