Michelle Rejwan, producer on The Rise of Skywalker and co-producer on The Force Awakens, Star Trek: Into Darkness and associate producer Super 8 has been named the new Lucasfilm SVP Live Action Development & Production. Kathleen Kennedy discussed her credentials – and who else can assess someone’s producing credentials better than Kennedy? – and her suitability to this hugely important role.
“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. 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+.”