Vertical has recently appointed former Amazon Prime Video executive Jason Pecora to the role of Executive Vice President, Distribution. Pecora will be responsible for overseeing Sales, Marketing and Operations in his new role. He will report to Vertical Partners Peter Jarowey and Rich Goldberg. Pecora has over 14 years of experience in the entertainment industry, having previously worked for AT&T U-verse and 20th Century Fox. He has consistently delivered strong returns on investment and has developed strong relationships within the industry. Pecora has a BS in Marketing from the University of Arizona and an MBA from UC Irvine.
Vertical’s Expectations and Notable Releases
Vertical Partners Jarowey and Goldberg expressed their excitement about Jason Pecora’s appointment and their confidence in his ability to help the company grow. Vertical is an independent distributor that was founded in 2012. The company’s notable current and upcoming releases include John Patton Ford’s Independent Spirit Award winner Emily the Criminal starring Aubrey Plaza, the Sundance opener The Pod Generation starring Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Susie Searches starring Kiersey Clemons, Alex Wolff and Jim Gaffigan, the Kate Beckinsale and Brian Cox-led thriller Prisoner’s Daughter from director Catherine Hardwicke, To Catch a Killer starring Shailene Woodley and Ben Mendelsohn, Maybe I Do starring Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, William H. Macy, Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, the SXSW thriller Gone in the Night starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr., Krystin Ver Linden’s Alice starring Keke Palmer, Common, Gaius Charles and Jonny Lee Miller, John Michael McDonagh’s The Forgiven starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain and Matt Smith, and Rodrigo García’s Four Good Days starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis.
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