Award-winning feature animation director and story artist Brenda Chapman has been confirmed as the second National Film School Visiting Fellow at IADT and she will be in residence on campus in DÃºn Laoghaire between the 17th and 27th February. Chapman will deliver a series of seminars, workshops and tutorials to the NFS Animation undergraduate programme as well as a masterclass for the Irish animation industry. Arrangements will be made for other Irish animation students to attend some sessions.
Brenda Chapman was the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio, when she directed The Prince of Egypt in 1998. Brenda is also the original writer and director of Pixar’s upcoming feature, Brave. Her other animation credits include: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, WALL-E, and Up.