Who We Are

Founded in 2012, Vertical Entertainment has become a leading global independent distributor releasing films across all mediums. Vertical's unique combination of full-service marketing and highly effective sales services provides collaborative solutions for filmmakers, as the company leverages creative and platform relationships to maximize revenue streams from all content providers. 


Current and upcoming Vertical Entertainment releases include John Michael McDonagh’s The Forgiven starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, and Matt Smith; 2022 SXSW thriller Gone in the Night 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; 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


Kristin Harris

SVP, Production & Development

Rich Goldberg


Tony Piantedosi

SVP, Acquisitions

Mitch Budin


Andrew Prosser

VP, Sales