Director Brenda Chapman to be at 'Brave' screening at Lincoln
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[May 01, 2013]
Lincoln Theater 4 will have a
single encore screening of Disney-Pixar's "Brave" on Friday with a
special guest, the film's Oscar-winning director, Brenda Chapman.
Ms. Chapman will greet fans and sign autographs starting at 3 p.m.
The movie will start at 4 p.m. 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 tickets are now on sale at the Lincoln
Theater box office.
Lincoln Theater 4 is at 215 S. Kickapoo St., just off the
courthouse square in downtown Lincoln.
About the director
A Logan County native, Chapman grew up in the village of Beason.
She attended Lincoln College and then the California Institute of
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After graduating with a bachelor's degree 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." She also worked in story
and development for other Disney animated films, including "The
Rescuers Down Under," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Fantasia
Chapman joined DreamWorks Animation at its inception in the fall of
1994. There she was one of a team of three directors who worked on
the 1998 film "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.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Theater 4]