Writer, Director, and Musician in Los Angeles, California
Ahmet Zappa is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur. He is a NY Times Best Selling Author, film & television screenwriter, director, producer, musician, toy & game creator, sonic inventor, technology innovator, and the radio talk show host of Rocktails on SiriusXM. Focusing on the intersection of entertainment and technology, Zappa is often sought after to create business strategies, marketing plans, and branded content for a variety of businesses spanning new and emerging technologies to immersive entertainment experiences.
As a music estate manger, Zappa specializes in transforming undervalued and distressed intellectual properties into successful profit centers. He runs all aspects of the extensive Frank Zappa library through a unique partnership with Universal Music Group. He has successfully expanded the legacy of Frank Zappa’s catalog into becoming one of their top 50 globally best selling artists.
He is a partner at the Blk-Ops agency. Their team is comprised of Hollywood creative minds and visionaries who use their filmmaking talents to solve marketing challenges through brand strategy, storytelling and design. Working with Fortune 500 companies, they successfully merge the worlds of Hollywood and Madison Avenue.
Under his entertainment shingle, Monsterfoot Productions, he conceived, developed and produced the feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” for Walt Disney Pictures. He also created and wrote the screenplays for “Monster Witness Relocation Program” and “Tiki.” For Sony Pictures, he's producing the movies “Dodge & Twist” and “Savage Planet” and he’s working on a new animated series which he created for Nickelodeon.
Zappa's authored over 20 critically acclaimed and best selling books including the novel “The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless,” “Because I’m Your Dad,” the soon to be released “Because I’m Your Mom," “The Hot Rats Book,” and the wildly successful franchise "Star Darlings” for Disney with is amazing wife, Shana.
As a musician and composer he's written and produced music for animation, recorded tracks for motion picture soundtracks, scored music for commercials, web series, reality programs, specials and other television projects. As a lead singer, he’s toured the globe playing sold-out shows throughout the United States and Europe.