Writer, Filmmaker, and Musician in Los Angeles, California
Ahmet Zappa is an entrepreneur, NY Times Best Selling Author, film and television screenwriter and producer. He also runs the extensive Frank Zappa estate through the Zappa Family Trust as co-Trustee.
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 and 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.
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.
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.” At Sony Pictures, he is producing the movies “Dodge & Twist” and “Savage Planet.”
Zappa 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 the new Disney 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.
Zappa has written and produced songs for animation, recorded tracks for motion picture soundtracks, scored the music for commercials, web series, reality series, specials and other television projects . He has been a member of a few bands, made a handful of albums and music videos and also toured the globe playing his music.