Director Brenda Chapman to be at 'Brave' screening at Lincoln Theater

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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 the Arts.

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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 2000."

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]


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