February 27, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
By Paul Liberatore
For Marin Filmmaker Brenda Chapman, the best part of winning the animated feature Oscar for co-directing Pixar's "Brave" was being able to stand on the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood on Sunday night and proudly tell the world that her 13-year-old daughter Emma, an eighth-grader at Mill Valley Middle School, was the inspiration for Merida, the movie's headstrong young Scottish heroine.
"That was a big dream come true," she said in a phone interview this week from her office at Lucasfilm in the Presidio. "It was really fantastic." Read More.