Vertical Entertainment

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Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion picture
FoundedSeptember 2012; 11 years ago (September 2012)
FounderRich Goldberg and Mitch Budin
United States
Key people
Rich Goldberg, Peter Jarowey, Mitch Budin, Jason Pecora, Kristin Harris, and Christian Dawahare
ProductsMotion pictures

Vertical is a global independent film distributor founded by producers Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin in 2012. Vertical releases films across all mediums, including theatrical, On Demand, physical media and streaming. The company's unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services provides collaborative solutions for filmmakers. [1]

Upcoming and past Vertical releases include 2023 Cannes Film Festival opener Jeanne Du Barry, directed by Maïwenn who stars alongside Johnny Depp; 2023 Berlin Film Festival Opener She Came to Me  directed by Rebecca Miller and starring Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei and Anne Hathaway; Nicola Peltz Beckham's directorial debut Lola; Parallel starring Danielle Deadwyler, Aldis Hodge, and Edwin Hodge; Jeffrey Darling’s He Went that Way which premiered at Tribeca 2023 and stars Jacob Elordi and Zachary Quinto; The Bricklayer starring Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev; Cold Copy from director Roxine Helberg starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Bel Powley, and Jacob Tremblay; 2023 Independent Spirit Award winner Emily the Criminal written & directed by director John Patton Ford starring Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi; Damián Szifron’s To Catch a Killer starring Shailene Woodley and Ben Mendelsohn; Michael Jacobs’ Maybe I Do starring Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, William H. Macy, Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey.


In 2012, Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin founded Vertical, a film distribution company that releases films theatrically, through video on demand, home media and streaming, with a slate of 24 films per year.

In November 2019, it was announced Vertical would launch a UK distribution arm.[2]

Over the years, Vertical has received a multitude of award wins and nominations, including an Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Song in Four Good Days, a Gotham Award for Best Actress, Nicole Beharie in Miss Juneteenth, an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Emily the Criminal, a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song in She Came to Me, plus many more.

In present day, Vertical has expanded its slate beyond 80 film releases per year.

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  1. ^ "Vertical Entertainment Launches, Will Release 24 Titles Per Year". Deadline. May 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (November 6, 2019). "Vertical Entertainment Launches UK Distribution Arm With Genre Slate Including 'Polaroid', 'Jacob's Ladder' Remake, 'Only' & More — AFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 24, 2020.

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