Director Brenda Chapman
In virtual discussion with Frank Gladstone, Executive Director ASIFA Hollywood. Friday, July 2nd, 2021 10am PST / 6pm UK / 19:00 CET
VIEW Conference presents, in partnership with ASIFA Hollywood:
Director of The Prince of Egypt & Brave
in virtual converstation with Frank Gladstone, Executive Director ASIFA Hollywood
Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 10am PST / 6pm UK / 19:00 CET
In a special live event, Brenda Chapman, director of “The Prince of Egypt” and the Academy Award-winning “Brave,” takes part in a virtual conversation with Frank Gladstone, executive director of ASIFA-Hollywood. Join them for a lively discussion about animation and storytelling, in this online session presented by VIEW Conference in partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood.
Brenda Chapman Writer/Director/Story Artist
Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1987, where she worked on several animated films including The Little Mermaid, and the Oscar nominated Beauty and the Beast. Chapman was the story supervisor on the original The Lion King, for which she won ASIFA’s Annie Award.
She then helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios, and co-directed the 1998 release of the Oscar winning Prince of Egypt. Chapman was the first woman to direct an animated feature for a major Hollywood studio.
Joining Pixar Animation Studios in September 2003, Chapman created, wrote and directed Brave – inspired by her relationship with her daughter - for which she was the first woman to win an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film of 2012.
Her first live-action film, Come Away, starring David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Chapman and her husband, filmmaker Kevin Lima (Enchanted, Disney’s Tarzan, A Goofy Movie), created ‘Twas Entertainment, which focuses on family entertainment.
Currently, Chapman is writing a feature script for Gutsy Animations UK, executive producing on projects for ‘Twas, as well as working on a novel, a memoir and a children’s book.
Frank Gladstone, Executive Director, ASIFA Hollywood
After managing his own Emmy award-winning animation studio and also holding management positions for Disney, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks, among others, Frank is now the CEO of Gladstone Film, consulting on animation, filmmaking skills and story structure for feature film and broadcast studios, worldwide. He also writes and teaches about animation, film history, production techniques and cinematic fundamentals across North America, Europe, and Asia. Frank recently directed the independent feature THE HERO OF COLOR CITY, has been the Artist-in-Residence for the ACME Network and has served on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society. He currently lectures at California State University Long Beach and UCLA.
Frank is the executive director of the world's largest honorary animation association, ASIFA-Hollywood and, in that capacity, is also the executive producer of the animation industry's annual Annie Awards.