Chernin Group’s Billy Parks Joins Astronauts Wanted As CCO

Astronauts Wanted, No Experience Necessary, the joint venture between Judy McGrath and Sony Music Entertainment, has tapped Billy Parks as chief content officer. Parks is moving to Astronauts Wanted from The Chernin Group where has served as EVP Digital Production and Programming, it was announced today. At Astronauts, he will be responsible for developing and producing series and branded content aimed at young, social-savvy consumers. “Billy’s talent as a creative storyteller is perfect for Astronauts Wanted as we look to engage young people in bold new ways,” said McGrath. “He has a unique understanding of today’s young adults and how they consume, create and share content. Engaging this generation of content creators is our mission. Billy will team with Nick Shore, our Chief Creative Strategist, to develop content with and for the new wave of social media stars.”

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