Media & Entertainment

We keep our fingers on the pulse of the ever-shifting TMT landscape and leverage our highly flexible approach to partner with and invest in a variety of media & entertainment businesses. We are proud to have the opportunity to invigorate these traditional and digital media portfolio companies with our hunger and growth mentality, and to provide holistic solutions at every level of the media & entertainment value chain.

Media & Entertainment

Global independent film distributor

Vertical Entertainment is an award-winning global independent distributor that provides its filmmakers with a suite of physical and digital media distribution options, as well as full-service marketing and sales services. Vertical has amassed a library of 400+ titles and partners with top SVOD and AVOD streaming companies to monetize content. Forest Road has a controlling stake in Vertical that also enables Vertical to provide its clients with financing solutions.

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Titles released in 2021

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Film library CAGR (2016-2021)

Leading provider of financial solutions for all creators

TPC provides multi-faceted financial solutions for the media & entertainment sector, tailored to each specific project. They combine exceptional lending, servicing, brokerage and accounting capabilities, giving clients everything they need to turn ideas into reality. Forest Road acquired a controlling stake in TPC in 2021, representing a combination of both companies' foundational businesses in TMT investing.

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Media projects financed

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Tax credits brokered

Independent feature film production company

Forest Road has worked closely with Yale since its inception, offering TMT debt financing solutions that allow Yale to focus on film production and to bring their vision to life. In addition to collaborating on dozens of films, Forest Road funded a corporate facility to help to accelerate the company's growth and build out their platform.

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Films produced and counting


Full-time employees

World-class creative design studio

MATTE is a 360° full-service creative studio at the convergence of hype, storytelling and design. The company brings people together to inspire new ways of engaging, to provoke long term progress and to entertain audiences around the world, while helping forward-thinking brands and institutions nimbly and truly do the same. The studio capabilities range from strategic ideation all the way through full-scale production and execution. Matte powers Forest Road’s branding, digital media and creative initiatives, and Forest Road is a minority owner in and debt financier for Matte.

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Full-time employees

$
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2021 Gross profit