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


Kristin Harris

SVP, Production & Development

Rich Goldberg


Tony Piantedosi

SVP, Acquisitions

Mitch Budin


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


Christian Dawahare

Chief Financial Officer

Courtney Demorest

Rights Management

Sonia Cudiamat

Senior Accountant



Drew Peiffer


Michael Pollock

Theatrical Distribution

Ryan Keller

UK Sales & Distribution