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Brenda Chapman

First Woman to Win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature; Known for Pixar's "Brave" & DreamWorks Animation's "The Prince of Egypt"

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 Brenda Chapman Biography

Brenda Chapman is an American writer, storyboard artist, and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. In 2012, she co-directed the Disney/Pixar film Brave with Mark Andrews, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Chapman studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). During her summer breaks, she began her professional career working in syndicated television animation. After graduating with a BFA in character animation, she was a story trainee on the Disney 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 moved to Pixar in 2003, where she had a brief stint on Cars before beginning development on and directing Brave. Chapman conceived the project and was announced as the director of the film, making her Pixar's first female director. In October 2010, however, she was replaced by Mark Andrews following creative disagreements between her and John Lasseter. As of 2016, she is developing projects for Chapman Lima Productions, with her husband Kevin Lima.

In May 2016, it was reported that Chapman would make her live-action directorial debut with Come Away, a fantasy drama that serves as a prequel to Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In May 2018, it was reported that Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo were cast to play the parents of Alice and Peter, with Jolie and Oyelowo also serving as producers. In February 2020, it was reported that Chapman was attached to write and direct a live-action hybrid film adaptation of Ghost Squad.

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  • • The film industry
    • Storytelling in film
    • Nuances of animation and why it’s so captivating
    • How technology has and does change the film industry
    • Women’s advances in the world of film and creativity and inspiration
    • Brave role models
    • The moment I became a feminist

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Brenda Chapman

First Woman to Win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature; Known for Pixar's "Brave" & DreamWorks Animation's "The Prince of Egypt"

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Brenda Chapman Biography

Brenda Chapman is an American writer, storyboard artist, and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. In 2012, she co-directed the Disney/Pixar film Brave with Mark Andrews, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Chapman studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). During her summer breaks, she began her professional career working in syndicated television animation. After graduating with a BFA in character animation, she was a story trainee on the Disney 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 moved to Pixar in 2003, where she had a brief stint on Cars before beginning development on and directing Brave. Chapman conceived the project and was announced as the director of the film, making her Pixar's first female director. In October 2010, however, she was replaced by Mark Andrews following creative disagreements between her and John Lasseter. As of 2016, she is developing projects for Chapman Lima Productions, with her husband Kevin Lima.

In May 2016, it was reported that Chapman would make her live-action directorial debut with Come Away, a fantasy drama that serves as a prequel to Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In May 2018, it was reported that Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo were cast to play the parents of Alice and Peter, with Jolie and Oyelowo also serving as producers. In February 2020, it was reported that Chapman was attached to write and direct a live-action hybrid film adaptation of Ghost Squad.

Brenda Chapman Videos

  • Q&A w/ Brenda Chapman (Oscar-Winning Director)
    In a special live event on July 2nd, Brenda Chapman, Director of The Prince of Egypt and Brave, took part in a virtual conversation with Frank...
  • On Story 1103: A Conversation with Brenda Chapman
    In this episode, award-winning writer and director Brenda Chapman discusses how female perspective, a love of art, and an understanding of flawed...
  • The moment I became a feminist: Brenda Chapman at TEDxBerkeley
    Brenda Chapman at TEDxBerkeley 2014: "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate." Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature...

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Brenda Chapman Speaking Topics


  • • The film industry
    • Storytelling in film
    • Nuances of animation and why it’s so captivating
    • How technology has and does change the film industry
    • Women’s advances in the world of film and creativity and inspiration
    • Brave role models
    • The moment I became a feminist

FAQs on booking Brenda Chapman

  • How to book Brenda Chapman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brenda Chapman for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Brenda Chapman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brenda Chapman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brenda Chapman?

    Booking fees for Brenda Chapman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brenda Chapman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brenda Chapman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brenda Chapman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brenda Chapman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brenda Chapman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brenda Chapman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brenda Chapman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brenda Chapman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Brenda Chapman generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brenda Louise Romero, Tiffany Shlain, Geena Davis, Danielle Feinberg and Sharon Calahan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brenda Chapman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Brenda Chapman Speaker Videos

  • Q&A w/ Brenda Chapman (Oscar-Winning Director)
    In a special live event on July 2nd, Brenda Chapman, Director of The Prince of Egypt and Brave, took part in a virtual conversation with Frank Gladstone, Executive Director of...
    On Story 1103: A Conversation with Brenda Chapman
    In this episode, award-winning writer and director Brenda Chapman discusses how female perspective, a love of art, and an understanding of flawed characters influenced her writing in the animated...
  • The moment I became a feminist: Brenda Chapman at TEDxBerkeley
    Brenda Chapman at TEDxBerkeley 2014: "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate." Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation where she worked on films such The Little...
    Brave role models: Brenda Chapman at TEDxUNPlaza
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers...

Brenda Chapman Speaking Topics


  • • The film industry
    • Storytelling in film
    • Nuances of animation and why it’s so captivating
    • How technology has and does change the film industry
    • Women’s advances in the world of film and creativity and inspiration
    • Brave role models
    • The moment I became a feminist

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