Tom Zerega is the Founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D, an innovative glasses-free 3D solutions Company and digital media provider based in New York City. Mr. Zerega’s roots are in broadcast where he worked for nearly 20 years with major networks such as CBS, NBC and ABC/Disney prior to launching the Magnetic 3D brand and Enabl3D™ Technology in late 2006. Though an entrepreneur, angel investor, media personality, and inventor, Mr. Zerega is currently most recognized in the public spotlight as an authority on glasses-free 3D technology.

Intimately aware of the dependent relationship between high quality glasses-free 3D content and 3D optics on which they are displayed, Mr Zerega actively seeks to optimize 3D creative along with its Enabl3D™ Lens Technology to deliver unparalleled performance from the Company’s innovative 3D Solutions.


Entrepreneur • Chief Executive Officer • Tech Expert

Mr Zerega is an experienced executive serving as the Company’s products visionary and executive creative director, while also playing an integral role in the development of the company’s product line, R&D efforts, client management, hiring practices, business development, budgeting, licensing, and strategic planning.

He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for Film & Television as well as a public supporter and sponsor of programs for the arts. He is not only a strong industry evangelist and proponent of digital innovation, but a featured contributor for various online publications.


Founder & CEO, Executive Creative Director

Magnetic Media Holdings Inc, “Magnetic 3D”

November 2006 – Present

Mr Zerega is an experienced executive serving as the Company’s products visionary and executive creative director, while also playing an integral role in the development of the company’s product line, R&D efforts, client management, hiring practices, business development, budgeting, licensing, and strategic planning.


Magnetic Media LLC

January 2004 – November 2006

As a Co-Founder of Magnetic Media, a digital signage network operator, my responsibilities included; forming the business, creating the branding and marketing materials, raising seed capital, securing media sales partners such as NextMedia to sell our Ad inventory. In addition, I was responsible for negotiations of network with Mall Operators including Simon Properties, The Mall of America, Pyramid Properties and over 50 nightclubs. As a result, in 2006, Magnetic Media held the digital advertising rights in 17 of the largest US Malls including Mall of America and Palisades Center as well as 50 of the top nightclubs and bars in New York and Los Angeles. The Company’s assets were sold in late 2006 to another digital signage operator.

Director of Production Services, Senior Editor

Pro Sho

January 2002 – December 2003

As a Director of Production Services and Senior Editor for Pro Sho, I was involved intimately in all aspects of event production including; directing multi-camera video productions, simulcasting, indoor and outdoor projection, equipment sourcing, rental services, site-inspection, installation, operation, engagement oversight, and various post production services from sound engineering to video editing. Highlights and notable projects included, Howard Sterns 5oth Birthday, Elton Johns AIDS awareness fundraiser at Capitale NYC and the West Indian African Day Festival in Brooklyn NY hosted by Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Founder, Event Producer

Final Frontier Productions

January 2000 – December 2002

As the Founder of Final Frontier Productions, I was responsible for all aspects of Event Development and Promotions for Electronic Music Events that were held in some of New York’s most revered venues including Club Exit and The Tunnel nightclub. Notable events included one of New York’s earliest Electronic Music Festivals called “Dark Side of the Moon” which featured 35 premiere Techno and House DJ’s including Frankie Bones and was attended by several thousand music fans. Our team also had the opportunity to convert a 3500 seat Vaudeville-era Theater, a building protected by NYC Landmark status, into a three tier nightclub for two EDM Events on Thanksgiving Eve and New Years dubbed Club Eden. At Final Frontier we developed the brand, event, graphics, promotions, handled construction, contracted with DJ’s, managed talent services, and staffed the events which were attended by thousands of fans.

Tim Dillon (Lead Role)

All My Children, The Walt Disney Company

January 1990 – August 2001

For over 11 years I grew up on television playing the role of Tim Dillon on ABC’s hit daytime drama, “All My Children”. There I was privileged to co-star alongside James Kiberd, Kate Collins, Robin Mathison, Kelly Ripa, Sara Michelle Geller, Susan Lucci, and so many other wonderful souls that made up my TV family. In 1993 I won a Youth in Film Award for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama and in 1995 I was nominated for a Daytime Emmy as well as Hollywood Reporter’s Young Star award. While at AMC I performed in over 1000 episodes under my stage name Tommy Michaels Zerega.

Ari (Lead Role)

Strong Island Boys

October 1996 – November 1996

Under my stage name Tommy Michaels, I played the role of Ari a junior-high student who along with his friend Jeremy are brutally beaten by a group of older guys. My character vowed revenge on Devin Retray who played “Cal”. Shooting this film was a fun experience – the make-up alone took hours everyday but its was all worth it. Not only did I get to work with one of my best friends at the time, James Villani, but I also worked alongside Selma Blair, Tom Lock, Brett Tabisel, and co-producer / cinematographer Dick Fisher. The Film directed by Mark Schiffer was nominated for Best American Indie Film in 1997 and won Best First Feature at the Long Island Film Festival in 1998.

Tom (Role)

Quiz Show

May 1993

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical film produced and directed by Robert Redford. It stars John Turturro, Rob Morrow and Ralph Fiennes, with Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria and Christopher McDonald as supporting roles. The film chronicles the “Twenty-One” quiz show scandals of the 1950s surrounding the rise and fall of popular contestant Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes). I played the Role of Tom, a young boy scout that has the opportunity to meet Van Doren on the Today Show. The scenes were shot in Rockefeller Center under the direction of Robert Redford. The film was nominated for several awards, including a Best Picture Oscar nomination and several Golden Globe Awards.

Gavroche (Lead Role)

Les Miserables – Theater

September 1990 – September 1991

Working as an actor under my stage name Tommy Michaels Zerega, I was privileged to have played the role of Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway. I performed at the Broadway Theatre and the Imperial Theatre, made a lot of friends and memories including riding on Cameron Mackintosh’s shoulders at the celebration of the show’s 5th year on stage! If you haven’t seen it, its one of the best shows in the world – trust me, don’t miss out!

Winfield Joad (Role)

The Grapes of Wrath, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

February 1990 – December 1990

The Grapes of Wrath is a 1988 play adapted by Frank Galati from the classic John Steinbeck novel of the same name, with incidental music by Michael Smith. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, followed by a May 1989 production at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and a June 1989 production at the Royal National Theatre in London. After eleven previews, the Broadway production, directed by Galati, opened on March 22, 1990 at the Cort Theatre in New York City, where it ran for 188 performances. The cast included Gary Sinise, Kathryn Erbe, Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, Lois Smith, Francis Guinan, and Stephen Bogardus. The show won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play.


Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Draper University

2020 – 2020

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Film & Television

New York University – Tisch School of the Arts

1999 – 2003

At NYU I was privileged to be selected for the Film & Television Program at the Tisch School for the Arts which only graduates a few hundred students each year. It was a great experience for me, I will always appreciate the convenience of video after learning to shoot and then cut my own 16mm in black and white on a Steenbeck. At least they didn’t make us develop the film! While at NYU I took my electives in business law, science, film music, and astronomy, and was able to attend two semesters abroad studying in Florence, Italy where I fell in love with my wife (though she’s from the US).

New York State Regents Diploma

Curtis High School

1995 – 1999

When I was 14 I won an academic scholarship to an all boys Catholic High School on Staten Island, St Peter’s Boys. There I maintained a 97% GPA and was drafted for Varsity Soccer in Freshman year. I decided Catholic school was not for me at the end of the second semester and went back to public school where most of my friends had gone their freshman year. At Curtis I was in the International Baccalaureate Program with approximately 50 other students in a school of roughly 4000. There we had a special program and took accelerated classes including college level math, physics, history, and literature. I believe my participation in the “IB” program, as well as my athletic activities (Varsity Soccer, Swimming, and Wrestling) all contributed to my desire to always strive for the best no matter how small the task. As well as the desire to win and want to be part of a winning team – mediocre is not in my vocabulary. Fun Fact: When I was in fifth grade I missed 63 days of school while working on a the popular daytime dram “All My Children” by day and performing in Broadway’s Les Miserables at night.


Sanctuary Medicinals

Store Installation

R City Mall

Video Wall Installation

AMB Cinema

85" Display Installation

NY Waterway

3D Network

Reitan Group Lobby

Video Wall Installation


Propelify Startup Pitch

How Magnetic 3D Can Change The 3D Viewing Experience
Apple Podcast
Spotify Podcast

3D Science Fiction Style Home Displays Are Coming
Apple Podcast
Spotify Podcast

Tom Zerega – Founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D Glasses Free 3D Monitors
PodBean Podcast


Tedx Wall Street at NYSE Euronext
October 2013
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Executive Producer, Glasses-Free 3D Experience & Simulcast Development for Tedx Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange.

Super Bowl XLVII – Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers
February 2013
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Executive Producer, Glasses-Free 3D Experience for TicketMasters NFL TicketExchange.

IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit
September 2012
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Executive Producer, Glasses-Free 3D Experience for IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit.

“Woodford Manhattan” Event and Off-Premise Retail Campaign
June 2012
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Executive Producer, Glasses-Free 3D Experience for Woodford Reserve.

Wired Cafe at Club Surrender – Wynn Las Vegas
January 2012

Executive Producer, Glasses-free 3D Experience for Conde Nast’s Wired Magazine’s Upfront at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Super Bowl XLIV – New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts
February 2010
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Executive Producer, Glasses-Free 3D Digital Signage & Suites of Future Sponsorship Platform.

Jonathan Peters birthday at Copacabana NYC
October 2005

Director, Glasses-Free 3D VJ System & 3D Visuals.
I had the opportunity of working alongside Jonathan Peters to develop a custom DJ/VJ rig for his Birthday party at Copacabana which included 4 parallax barrier “glasses-free 3D displays” and “JP” real-time 3D graphics that were synced to the music.

DJ Tiestos In Search Of Sunrise Tour at Club Avalon, Los Angeles
September 2005

Executive Producer, Creative Director – Glasses 3D VJ System & 3D Visuals.
I had the opportunity of working with Kobi Danan at Avalon Los Angeles to install a one-of-a-kind 3D VJ system that included 8 autostereoscopic “Glasses-free 3D” displays using parallax barrier technology for Tiesto’s “In Search of Sunrise Tour”. The experience included multiple displays that were synced together with real-time glasses-free 3D graphics that were part of the tour and record release branding. The event was two days back to back and included custom programming to accompany Tiesto’s DJ Set.


UNLV Lee Prize Foundation


September 2020

Magnetic 3D was selected as a finalist among 250 submissions for our pitch on using Glasses-free 3D technology for contactless kiosks designed as a solution to help aid the recovering from COVID 19.

Sikorsky Innovations Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky Innovations

January 2019

Magnetic 3D was awarded an honorable mention from Sikorsky Innovations for a proposal we on using Glasses-Free 3D technology and LiDAR as a solution to aid to assist pilots flying in poor weather conditions and other novel use cases in the aerospace sector.

DSE Silver Content Award

Digital Signage Expo


Magnetic 3D won the Silver Content Award at DSE 2012 for the Southern Comfort retail content. View Content Here.

Young Star Award (Nominated)

Hollywood Reporter

February 1995

Best Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (Winner)

Youth in Film Award

July 1993






Demystifying 3D for Digital Signage, Part 3: Best Practices

Networld Media Group

July 27, 2012

5 key steps to achieving a better glasses-free 3D experience which includes creative training, content tips, and more.

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Demystifying 3D for Digital Signage, Part 2 – Hardware is only Part of the Equation

Networld Media Group

July 16, 2012

Glasses-free 3D: Hardware is only part of the equation provides in depth looks at why 3D is more challenging than 2D because content developers also need a technical understanding of the display hardware to achieve optimal results.

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Demystifying 3D for Digital Signage, Part 1 – The Importance of Engagement & Content: How Glasses-Free 3D Solves for Both

Networld Media Group

April 26, 2012

The importance of engagement and content: How glasses-free 3D solves for both, provides detailed looks at 3D Digital Signage and elevated engagement of Glasses-free 3D content over traditional advertising mediums.

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Hybrid Transparent Auto Stereoscopic Display

US 2015/0334378 A1

November 19, 2015

A transparent LCD monitor can be layered with a custom optical element that covers a portion of the display surface to create a hybrid solution that is enabled to show 3D content (including both off-screen “pop” in front of the display and an immersive perception of depth behind the display) without the need for any special eyewear while maintaining a high degree of transparency in the unmodified portions of the display.



Tom Zerega,
175 Varick Street, 6th Floor,
New York, NY 10014

Phone number:

212.747.0770 ext 102


[email protected]