‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Producer Michelle Rejwan Will Now Oversee All Live Action ‘Star Wars’ Productions at Lucasfilm

/Film | 6/17/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Michelle Rejwan began her career as an assistant and worked her way up through the ranks to become a producer on this year’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Now her ascent has reached an even higher peak: Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has hired Rejwan as the Senior Vice President of Live Action Production and Development at the company.

Deadline brings word of Rejwan’s hiring, which marks another step in the right direction for Lucasfilm as the company puts another talented woman in a key position of power. (Perhaps she’ll be able to expand the directing pools for future Star Wars movies?) In her new position, she “will oversee a new slate of feature films and episodic series for Lucasfilm and Disney+ and continue to produce with Kennedy as [the] Star Wars franchise is built out.”

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Rejwan started out as a casting assistant to the great casting director Allison Jones before becoming an assistant to Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and ultimately J.J. Abrams. At Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Rejwan became an associate producer on Super 8 and then a co-producer on Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars: The Force Awakens before graduating to full producer status on the final entry in the Skywalker saga.

Kennedy released a statement praising Rejwan’s ability to tackle productions as huge and complex as the ones the Star Wars universe necessitates:

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