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.


This year, Vertical won a Gotham Award for Best Actress for Nicole Beharie’s role in Miss Juneteenth. Previous awards include: 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; three more Indie Spirit nominations 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. The latter was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards.

Meet the Team

Rich Goldberg

Managing Partner

Peter Jarowey


Mitch Budin


Christian Dawahare

Head of Finance

Channing Abers

SVP Marketing

Tony Piantedosi

SVP Acquisitions & Distribution

Nick Muntz

VP Digital Sales & Distribution

Michael Pollock

Head of Theatrical Distribution

Caroline Miller

Director, Marketing

Ben Godfrey

Manager, Content Operations

Gabby Chelini

Coordinator, Marketing

Ashley Stephens

Assistant, Administrative & Marketing

Ryan Keller

Head of UK Sales & Distribution

Justin Roach

Sales & Delivery Assistant

Courtney Demorest

Rights Management

Karishma Bhagat


Sonia Cudiamat


Senior Accountant