John Swartz is a Lucasfilm Vice President, Internal Creative Producer originally from Columbus, Ohio. He has worked with Lucasfilm since 2012, and with Kathleen Kennedy since 2008. He recently served as Co-Producer and Additional 2nd Unit Director on Solo: A Star Wars Story and was a Co-Producer on both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
He began his career in story development at MTV Films, followed by Aversano Films. In 2008, he took a position working for Kathleen Kennedy at the Kennedy/Marshall Company. Swartz then served as Kennedy’s production associate on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin.