Who We Are

Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. The marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs.


Vertical won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in “Other People” and the film won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Film Limited Release” as well.  Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations – three more for “Other People” (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow,” which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well. 

Meet the Team

Rich Goldberg


Mitch Budin


Peter Jarowey


Christian Dawahare


Channing Abers

SVP Marketing

Josh Spector

SVP Acquisitions & Distribution

JP Villanueva

VP Digital Sales & Distribution

Nick Muntz

Director, Marketing & Sales

Hannah Lawrence

Manager, PR and Marketing

Caroline Miller

Coordinator, Marketing

Ben Godfrey

Coordinator, Delivery

Ryan Keller

Head of UK Sales and Distribution

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