Opening Gala

Brenda Chapman and her team will show a sneak preview of her next animated film! You’ll get a rare glimpse of how an epic animated film progresses from its early stages of production, storyboards and visual development - all from industry leaders.

Part 1: Production designer, Richie Chavez (Prince of Egypt, Mulan, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Brother Bear) will begin the presentation by showing the development art and discussing what it takes to discover “the look” of the film.

Part 2: A panel comprised of the producer, director and select artists working on the film will guide you through the collaborative machinations of how animated films are put together and artistry that goes into them. You’ll have a chance to ask questions during the panel discussion.

Part 3: We will share the story reels (the visual blueprint, like a projected comic strip with dialogue,
sound effects and music) of the first half of the movie.
Warning: We leave you with a cliffhanger - you’ll have to wait until the film is finished to see how it ends!

The presenting panel includes:
Director – Brenda Chapman (BravePrince of Egypt)
Producer - Chris Chase (EnchantedTarzan)
Editor - Sarah Riemers (Finding DoryPiperBrave)
Production Designer – Richie Chavez (Prince of EgyptMulan)
Story Artist - Sharon Bridgeman-Lukic (How to Train Your DragonKung Fu Panda 2)

The Seminar will take place at Lincoln Grand 8 auditorium.  Immediately following, light food and drinks will be served at the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce office in the historic Hanger Bros. building where you will have the opportunity to mingle and speak one-on-one with the panel.

*Due to the exclusive sneak peak of this project, no cameras, smart phones, or other recording devices will be permitted in the auditorium. A safe check in of all devices will be provided and returned at the end of the presentation.