Dan Murrell has joineddigital LA post-production facility LaserPacific as chairman and chiefexecutive officer, effective immediately.

Murrell served as chiefexecutive officer of Home Box Office Asia, a joint venture of Warner Bros,Sony, Universal, Paramount and HBO, since 1997, and will focus on long-termgrowth, strategic planning and business opportunities.

Reporting to general managerof Kodak Entertainment Imaging Services Bertrand Decoux, Murrell will helpguide LaserPacific's existing senior management team.

Of that team, Leon Silvermanhas been named president, while Randy Blim and Jane Swearingen, both seniorvice presidents, become chief technical officer and chief operating officer,respectively, reporting to Murrell in their new management roles.

Eastman Kodak Companyacquired LaserPacific in October 2003.