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Susanne Kelly promoted to EP at Rocket Film
Susanne Kelly
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Susanne Kelly, head of sales and new business development at the recently launched bicoastal Rocket Film, has been promoted to executive producer in the company’s New York office.

Kelly now joins an established management team at Rocket Film that includes co-founders Sara Eolin, Klaus Obermeyer and Ken Arlidge along with fellow executive producer Cory Noonan and EP/head of production Marla Whittaker. According to Kelly, who along with the rest of Rocket’s leadership spent the past several years at production company Aero Film, her rise to EP has been a somewhat natural progression. “The role of EP came organically and has been in the works for a while,” she said.  “I’ve been exclusively working with most of the team for almost five years with my role inherently growing over that time. I’m beyond excited to help launch Rocket with such a talented group of people.  I know diving into this role, I’m surrounded by people who are consummate pros that I fully trust.”

As Rocket EP with a decade’s worth of industry experience, Kelly will continue working on business development and sales on the East Coast, while increasing collaboration with the company’s Midwest and West Coast sales teams on overarching tone and strategy. In addition, she’ll play a significant role in nurturing and growing the production company’s award-winning directorial talent, with a focus on further diversifying Rocket’s roster and scope of work.