Lucasfilm Taps Michelle Rejwan as Senior VP Live Action Development and Production

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The 'Star Wars' producer has worked on 'The Rise of Skywalker' and 'The Force Awakens.'

Lucasfilm has tapped producer Michelle Rejwan as senior vp live action development and production.

She will oversee a new slate of feature films as well as Disney+ series and will continue to produce with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

"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 Monday in a statement.

Rejwan is serving as a producer on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and previously worked with Skywalker filmmaker J.J. Abrams  on Super 8Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Rise of Skywalker is set to open Dec. 20 and will conclude the nine-film saga that began with 1977's Star Wars. Lucasfilm has two new film trilogies in development, one overseen by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the other coming from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

On the small screen, Lucasfilm has Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian set to bow in November with the launch of Disney+, and is also developing an untitled Rogue One prequel series starring Diego Luna.

“I know the importance of building a team that you trust and have fun working with — it is paramount to our success," Kennedy said of the hire. "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+.”