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Rocket Science Appoints Chiara Gelardin As Managing Director

UK sales firm Rocket Science has bolstered its team with the return of Chiara Gelardin, who has been appointed Managing Director.

In her new role, Gelardin will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, and working with COO Levi Woodward to lead the team and spearhead business development.

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The London-based exec previously served as Director of Sales at Rocket Science from 2016-21, where her responsibilities included international sales, business affairs and facilitating production loan closings. Prior to that she was Director of Sales at HanWay Films and also held Business Affairs roles at Recorded Picture Company and Momentum Pictures. She is a qualified barrister-at-law and a systemic coach.

Rocket Science has Michael Gracey’s Robbie Williams biopic Better Man finishing post-production, Ali Abassi’s The Apprentice and Peter Cataneo’s The Penguin Lessons both recently wrapping principal photography, and the independently financed reboot of Cliffhanger, which is aiming to shoot later in the year.

Rocket Science CEO and founder, Thorsten Schumacher, commented: “I’m delighted to be welcoming back our mutli-talented colleague, Chiara. She has great relationships in the industry, brings insight from other experiences and is the perfect person to strengthen the leadership of the company at this time of growth.”

Of her new role, Gelardin said: “I’m so pleased to be combining skills and passion in this position and to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of this dynamic company that I know and love.”

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