Who We Are

Current and upcoming Vertical Entertainment releases include Rodrigo García’s Four Good Days starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis and featuring Diane Warren’s Academy Award® nominated original song "Somehow You Do"; 2022 SXSW thriller The Cow directed by Eli Horowitz and starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr.; 2022 Sundance pic Emily the Criminal by director John Patton Ford starring Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi; Krystin Ver Linden’s Alice which premiered at Sundance 2022 and stars Keke Palmer, Common, Gaius Charles and Jonny Lee Miller; Phillip Noyce’s The Desperate Hour starring Naomi Watts; and romantic comedy The Hating Game starring Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell. 

Vertical’s past successes include Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Joe Bell starring Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller and Connie Britton; Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr.’s Wild Indian starring Michael Greyeyes and Chaske Spencer, receiving four 2022 Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, and Best Male Lead; Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Miss Juneteenth, starring Nicole Beharie in her Best Actress Gotham Independent Film Award-winning performance and four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Female Lead and Best First Feature, and NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; Eytan Rockaway’s Lansky starring Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington; the Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness breakout Shadow in the Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloe Grace Moretz; Robin’s Wish, the revelatory account of iconic comedian Robin Williams' final days, directed by Tylor Norwood; Tate Taylor's Ava with John Malkovich, Geena Davis, Joan Chen, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain; and John Pollono’s directorial debut Small Engine Repair starring Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro and Ciara Bravo. Chris Kelly’s Other People, with Molly Shannon in her Independent Spirit Award-winning performance is also among Vertical’s slate; and Babak Anvari’s BAFTA and British Independent Film Award-winning thriller Under the Shadow

Meet the Team

Peter Jarowey

Partner

Kristin Harris

SVP, Production & Development

Rich Goldberg

Partner

Tony Piantedosi

SVP, Acquisitions

Mitch Budin

Partner

Nick Muntz

VP, Digital Sales & Distribution

Andrew Prosser

VP, Sales

Gabby Chelini

Coordinator, Marketing

Channing Abers

SVP, Marketing

Ashley Stephens

Assistant, Marketing & Administrative

Caroline Miller

Director, Marketing

Ben Godfrey

Director, Content Operations

Justin Roach

Manager, Sales & Distribution

Sean Quigley

Finance Executive

Itzel Rousseau

Coordinator, Distribution

Karishma Bhagat

Analyst

Christian Dawahare

Chief Financial Officer

Courtney Demorest

Rights Management

Sonia Cudiamat

Senior Accountant

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Drew Peiffer

Attorney

Michael Pollock

Theatrical Distribution

Ryan Keller

UK Sales & Distribution

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