According to a new report, Lucasfilm SVP for live action development Michelle Rejwan leaves her post within the studio. The report is from Deadline who say that whilst Rejwan is officially leaving her post as SVP, she will still be involved in a producer capacity for many upcoming shows and even a movie. As per the trade below.
Michelle Rejwan is leaving her post as SVP Live Action Development & Production at Lucasfilm. She is transitioning back to being a full-time producer and has signed an overall deal with Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios. She will continue to be based out of the Lucasfilm office and will develop for both Lucasfilm and Disney.
Rejwan most recently served as executive producer on Lucasfilm’s series for Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and the upcoming series Willow for Disney+. In her new role, Rejwan will continue as executive producer the current Andor and upcoming Willow series. She is also attached as producer on upcoming Lucasfilm feature projects including a Star Wars film written and directed by Taika Waititi.
So what does this mean? No, I’m asking you, because I have no idea? It seems the report is saying Rejwan has given up a more senior desk job to get into the thick of producing new content once again. Honestly, if that is the case then I completely understand the decision. Does this mean anything for the structure of Lucasfilm though? I would not have thought so, but I’m not familiar enough with the internal hierarchy at Lucasfilm to comment.
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For now the Star Wars Universe next few years seems kinda mapped out. The Disney+ medium is still where most projects are being aimed. However we also have that Taika Waititi film being written now, plus Michael Waldron was working on Kevin Feige’s script. Or, he was a few months ago, perhaps there has been delays or other projects that have priority? Feige has also asked Waldron to write Avengers: Secret Wars which will come around far sooner than Star Wars. However when all is said and done, we have a clear path for a few years on the Disney+ side. However no idea what to expect in theaters, really. With the amount of cancelled projects that were announced too early, I won’t be confident of Waititi’s movie happening until I see some images on social media for day 1 of the shoot.
You don’t get the feeling all is rosy at Lucasfilm. I’m sure Rejwan has been involved in some of that. So many things were announced and then later cancelled its unreal. Not to mention choosing directors who didn’t share their vision and had to be replaced.
What do you think of the news Lucasfilm SVP for live action development Michelle Rejwan leaves her post within the studio to focus on being a producer? Good news, bad news, doesn’t matter a damn, or whatever? As always, leave any thoughts below.