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Vertical Entertainment Launches UK Distribution Arm With Genre Slate Including ‘Polaroid’, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake, ‘Only’ & More — Afm

Exclusive: U.S. indie distributor Vertical Entertainment is launching a genre-leaning UK distribution arm during the American Film Market.

The slate for 2020 will include Polaroid, previously of Dimension Films; Ld Entertainment’s re-make Jacob’s Ladder; Xyz FilmsCode 8; Peter Facinelli-directed mystery thriller Hour Of Lead; Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr. sci-fi film Only; and Skylin3s, the third installment in the Skyline franchise.

Also among the slate will be genre fare including Rock Paper Dead, Dark Light, Inmate Zero, The Host, True Fiction, Bit, and crime thriller Blood On Her Name starring Will Patton (Armageddon).

Vertical partners Rich Goldberg, Mitch Budin, and Peter Jarowey made the announcement. Vertical’s Head of international Sales, Ryan Keller, and Josh Spector, Vice President, Acquisitions & Distribution, will be overseeing the acquisitions strategy for the territory. Releases will be predominantly aimed at premium VOD.

Vertical will also handle all English-speaking rights for Polaroid,

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