Brenda Chapman was “the first female story artist” at Disney
“I Was Hired Because I Was A Woman”
Yep. You read correctly. I was hired because I was a woman.
I’m not making assumptions. I was simply told that by the executive at Disney Animation with the cold blue eyes who sat behind his desk. It was 1987. They were getting some flack because they didn’t have enough women in creative positions–especially their story department – their current count: 0.
“We need a woman. And you’re the right price.” His exact words – I kid you not.
I was hired fresh out of CalArts as a story trainee. Definitely the right price. I just wanted to be a story artist – not “the first female story artist” at Disney. continue
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