AvatarLabs Names Alan Chapman as Production Designer

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Encino, CA, May 7, 2008 -- AvatarLabs, one of Hollywood’s most successful online marketing agencies specializing in the creation of online rich media and enriched websites, has named Alan Chapman as Production Designer. Rex Cook, Executive Creative Director/Founder, AvatarLabs, made the announcement. In his new position with AvatarLabs, Chapman will be involved with developing interactive online advertising, including banner ads, rich media, and viral marketing. He will primarily work in Flash, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. ABOUT ALAN CHAPMAN: Prior to joining AvatarLabs, Alan Chapman was-- and remains-- the Creator, Producer, Director, Writer, Animator and Editor of an animated comic strip on the Internet, entitled “A Boy and His Monkey.� (


.) Previously, he had worked as a Production Assistant on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,� assisting show producers, writers, talent, and Jay Leno himself. He distributed research material, tapes, and jokes to and from the staff and Jay Leno, and was responsible for making sure on-location remotes were efficiently produced. Earlier, Chapman was an Assistant to actor/producer Tom Green in putting the new “Tom Green Live� show online four nights a week on The Channel. He ran camera, screened incoming calls, striked sets, and performed other production duties. During 2004, Chapman managed the tape vault during production of “Entertainment Tonight.� He reviewed and documented the contents of production footage for use by the show’s editors. Chapman was also a producer and editor of the TV mini-series “The Legends of Television,� for Ohlmeyer Communications. This four-part mini-series chronicled the careers of television’s most prolific working professionals. Chapman has a BA Degree, Major in TV Production and Graphic Design, from Pepperdine University. ABOUT AVATARLABS: Founded in 2001 by Executive Creative Director Rex Cook, AvatarLabs is one of Hollywood’s most successful online design and production studios. Mr. Cook is the winner of a DGA “IMAC� (Internet Movie Advertising Creative Showcase) Award for Creative Excellence. AvatarLabs is currently behind the online marketing for a number of upcoming major studio releases. These include “Get Smart,� “Narnia 2: Prince Caspian,� “Speed Racer,� “Wall-E,� and others. The company was also involved in the online marketing behind some of the most successful Hollywood films released during 2007. These included “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,� “I Am Legend,“ “Alvin and the Chipmunks,� “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,� “The Simpsons Movie,� “Ratatouille,� “Ocean’s 13,� and “Fantastic Four 2.� Other high profile AvatarLabs projects have included creating online campaigns promoting “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,� “300,� “Borat,� “Night at the Museum,� “Happy Feet,� and many others. AvatarLabs is based at 5500 Balboa Blvd., Suite # 300, Encino, CA, 91316. The phone is 818/784-2200. For more information, please visit





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