Natalia Evgenievna Golovanova (Kotovshchikova) (April 5, 1942) - director-animator. Member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. Born on April 5, 1942 in Sverdlovsk. In 1968 she graduated from the directing faculty of VGIK. From 1967 to 2002 she worked at Soyuzmultfilm studio, first as an assistant director ("Blue Bird", "Ballet Dancer on a Ship"). She also worked at the Tajikfilm studios and the FSUE “Soyuzmultfilm Studio”. She collaborated with artists M. S. Zherebchevsky, V. N. Zuikov and others. Developed technique so-called. “Stained glass” (a special way of lighting, shooting and making relays), applied the replacement of a detailed background with moving celluloid patches. From 1990 to 1996 she was the Chairman of the Board of the Soyuzmultfilm Studio. The founder of the NGO "Union" Soyuzmultfilm "". He writes fiction and journalism.