Lucasfilm appoint the producer of The Rise of Skywalker and The Force Awakens to usher in a new era of Star Wars movies
We have exciting news emerging from the hallways of Lucasfilm. Michelle Rejwan, the producer on The Rise of Skywalker and co-producer on The Force Awakens has been named the new Lucasfilm Senior Vice President of Live Action Development & Production. Rejwan will supervise a new slate of feature films and episodic series for Lucasfilm and Disney+ and continue to produce alongside Kathleen Kennedy as the Star Wars franchise is expanded.
In a recent interview Kathleen Kennedy said:
“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,” says Kennedy. “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+.”
Interesting news indeed. The future of the Star Wars franchise appears to be taking shape and with Michelle Rejwan poised to be one of the driving forces behind the upcoming slate of projects, the future looks bright.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is unleashed on December 20th.
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