“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” producer Michelle Rejwan has been named as SVP of Live Action Development and Production for Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy announced on Monday.
Rejwan will oversee a new slate of feature films and episodic series for Lucasfilm and Disney+ and will continue to produce with Kennedy as “Star Wars” enters a new chapter.
“Working with Michelle over the last seven years as a producer on both ‘The Force Awakens’ and now ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ I have seen first-hand her skills collaborating with writers and directors, and I’ve been incredibly impressed with her creative skills and her ability to manage the complexity surrounding these massive projects,” Kennedy said. “I know the importance of building a team that you trust and have fun working with – it is paramount to our success.
“There’s an exciting momentum building around the future of the franchise, and both myself and the Lucasfilm team look forward to working with Michelle in shaping the future in all areas of story development, from theatrical film development to live-action content for Disney+.”
Rejwan has been with Lucasfilm since 2015. She brings with her a decade of production experience from Bad Robot Productions, where she was part of filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ producing team, on films including “Super 8,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She is currently producing the final episode of the Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” with Kennedy and Abrams.