Chapman to be at Lincoln Theater 4 for showing of "Brave" May 3
April 30, 2013, The Lincoln Theater 4 is proud to announce a single encore screening of Disney – Pixar’s Brave on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 with our special guest, the film’s Oscar-winning director, Brenda Chapman. Ms. Chapman will be greeting fans and signing autographs starting at 3:00. The movie will start at 4:00 with a short introduction for the audience by Ms. Chapman.
Tickets will be $5 with all the proceeds to benefit the Lincoln College Art Department. Seating is limited and is now on sale at our box office.
About the Director:
An Illinois, Logan County native, Chapman grew up in the small village of Beason. She attended Lincoln College and then the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). After graduating with a BFA in character animation, she was a story trainee on Disney's animated film The Little Mermaid. She was one of several key story artists on Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", where she worked closely with future Disney director Roger Allers to define many of the key sequences and motifs used in the film. She later served as head of story, the first woman to do so in an animated feature film, for Disney's animated classic "The Lion King".
Chapman also worked in story and development for other Disney animated films such as "The Rescuers Down Under", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and "Fantasia 2000". She joined DreamWorks Animation at its inception in the fall of 1994.
Chapman was one of a team of three directors who worked on 1998's "The Prince of Egypt", along with Steve Hickner and Simon Wells. She became the first woman to land a directing role in an animated feature by a major studio.