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Thursday, November 15 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
20-20 Holograms Putting A-List Talent That Draws Back On The Road

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Frank Zappa. Ronnie James Dio. Some names will always be synonymous with amazing live shows. Now, years after their death, the magic of holograms is making it possible to bring these artists and their timeless music back to the stage. Every night, as the ‘DIO Returns’ hologram tour ripped through Europe, fans threw up rock horns, sang along and interacted with a performance that reconnected them with the music and artist they loved. As Dio and Zappa holograms hit the festival circuit in 2019, these artists will make history yet again. This session, moderated by APA partner Steve Martin and hologram production company Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzuti, will feature Ahmet Zappa and Wendy Dio along with famed musicians Scott Thunes (Frank Zappa), and Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO), who will support 2019’s biggest hologram tours. They’ll talk fan reactions, size of this new opportunity and what to expect from these highly-anticipated productions that are poised to pack an audience.

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Steve Martin

Partner and Executive Vice President, APA
Steve Martin is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Music at APA, one of the world’s largest diversified talent agencies with headquarters in Beverly Hills, New York and Nashville.   Martin’s current clients include Dolly Parton, David Gilmour, Scorpions, Ray... Read More →

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Wendy Dio

President & Owner, Niji Entertainment
Wendy Dio supports industry relations, helping to cultivate Eyellusion’s strategic relationships with artists, labels, promoters, festival organizers and key organizations within the music community.  Wendy’s extensive industry experience spans more than three decades leading... Read More →
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Jeff Pezzuti

CEO, Eyellusion
Jeff Pezzuti is CEO of Eyellusion, leading the company’s work to bring the most authentic and realistic holograms to the live music market. He oversees Eyellusion’s collaborative work with artists and management to design, create and tour hologram-based productions that meet fan... Read More →
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Scott Thunes

Scott Thunes was born in Los Angeles in 1960. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 8 and his older brother made him learn to play the bass so they could perform Beatles songs and the theme to the Batman TV show for their parents.He played in his first band when he was 13... Read More →
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Simon Wright

Simon Wright is a world-renowned drummer best known for his work with rock bands AC/DC and DIO. He started playing drums at the age of 13 and cites Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridgeand John Bonham as his greatest influences. Simon currently plays in the band Dio Disciples and is the drummer... Read More →
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Ahmet Zappa

EVP of Global Business Development, Eyellusion
Ahmet Zappa is EVP of global business development, bringing extensive creative and business strategy capabilities to the Eyellusion team. In this role, he is instrumental in expanding Eyellusion’s artist roster and forging relationships with brands. Zappa is an entrepreneur, NY... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm PST
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