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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAhmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa

Mini Bio (1)

Ahmet Zappa is a true multi-hyphenate. He is an entrepreneur, NY Times Best Selling Author, film & television screenwriter, director, producer, musician, toy & game inventor, 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 new business strategies, marketing plans, and branded content for a variety of businesses spanning emerging marketing 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 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Monsterfoot

Spouse (2)

Shana Muldoon (15 May 2010 - present) (1 child)
Selma Blair (24 January 2004 - 27 November 2006) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Son of Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa.
Engaged to Selma Blair - October 2003
Brother-in-law of Patrick Muldoon and Paul Doucette.

Personal Quotes (14)

I didn't read at all until I was 12. I just couldn't. It was too frustrating.
I had this whole ritual with my mother making the bed with me inside it so I would be invisible.
I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover, the more I wanted to read it.
I definitely have managed to overcome dyslexia now to become a fully functional human being but things were a lot more difficult when I was younger.
At 12 I dropped out of school but I had lost interest in it at a much earlier age. For me, school was very very stressful.
I've always wanted to have a book published - it was a dream of mine, but the thought of actually writing a book made me feel really sick.
My father would often work all night and sleep during the day, so for us, dinner might be pancakes, and breakfast might be beef stroganoff.
When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book that no one read and just make it up and turn that in. I got praised for my imagination.
I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.
I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads.
I collect things that just look retarded.
My parents told us how they felt but never imposed their beliefs on us, although I appreciate I got a healthy sense of democracy from them.
The way this whole novel thing came together was, I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well. I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
I think what my father appreciated was the science experiment of life. He had these kids, and they had their own experiences. He wanted us to discover the world for ourselves.

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