Brenda Chapman is a pioneering animation director, writer and story artist who graduated from CalArts. In 1994, Chapman was the first woman to be Head of Story on an animated feature for The Lion King. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio, with The Prince of Egypt. And as co-director of Brave (which features Pixar's first ever female protagonist), Chapman became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Brenda is a Tamalpais Valley native and supported The Mother Hen Project in the 2010 auction. This year Brenda has kindly donated a piece from her personal collection, an illustration she did based on a story titled 'Hot as Summer, Cold as Winter'.