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  • 2020

Sessions Info


February 06, 2020
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Pacific II

Ahmet Zappa

EVP, Global Business Development,
Ahmet Zappa is an entrepreneur, NY Times Best Selling Author, film and television screenwriter and producer as well as Executive Vice President, Eyellusion. He also runs the extensive Frank Zappa estate through the Zappa Trust as co-Trustee.

As a co-Trustee he manages and administers all assets of the Frank Zappa business. This includes recordings, publishing, name image and likeness as well as furthering the Zappa business and trademarks in the marketplace.

As EVP of Global Business Development at Eyellusion, “live music’s premier hologram production company,” Ahmet helps create holographic tours of rock and roll’s most legendary performers.

As an entrepreneur, Zappa consults or partners with a variety of businesses and brands often creating content for their marketing strategies. He helped form the company Blk-Ops in 2012. Blk-Ops has done all of Microsoft’s major commercials since 2014. As a creative, he stays involved from pre-production to post-production on all projects. To Ahmet, marketing is just another form of storytelling, which is what he loves.

Under his entertainment shingle, Monsterfoot Productions, he conceived the story, developed and produced “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” for Walt Disney Pictures. He also originated the ideas and wrote the screenplays for “Monster Witness Relocation Program” and “Tiki.”

As an author, he wrote the critically acclaimed novel “The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless,” the picture book “Because I’m Your Dad,” graphic novels and co-created Disney’s brand and book series “Star Darlings” with his wife.

Zappa began his TV writing career working on short form, comedic web content for various production companies and animation studios. He then moved into scripting family content, sitcoms, action-oriented dramas as well as supernatural and science fiction based high concept television shows.

As a musician, Zappa has written and scored commercials, web series, reality series, specials, television projects and recorded songs for motion picture soundtracks. He has been a member of a few bands, made a handful of albums and music videos and has also toured the globe playing music.

As an actor and TV personality, he has performed in many half-hour and scripted television shows, lent his voice to numerous ads, and hosted hundreds of hours of reality programming and various game show formats.

You can now catch Ahmet’s radio show Rocktails on Sirius XM Volume 106.