Judy McGrath is stepping down as CEO of Astronauts Wanted, the digital production company she helped build after leaving her post as CEO of MTV Networks.
The five-year-old company, which McGrath formed in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, will now become a part of Sony Pictures Television’s Embassy Row where CEO Michael Davies will oversee the venture. However, McGrath isn’t completely leaving the outfit, she will transition into an advisory role and will continue to serve as an executive producer on Astronauts Wanted projects.
“Michael Davies has built a terrific team, brand and business with Embassy Row, and I’m excited to join his venture into scripted content for young adults,” said McGrath. “We launched Astronauts Wanted with Sony Music Entertainment and I’m happy to stay connected to the Sony family for the next Astronauts adventure.”
Astronauts Wanted was formed with the purpose of focusing on mobile and digital video production. The company has produced series such as “Sorry Not Sorry,” an eight-episode female sketch comedy show, which was picked up by Complex Networks, and “For the Win,” which takes an in-depth look at oft-overlooked, underground sports like “Underwater Hockey” or “Extreme Unicycling.” “For the Win” debuted exclusively on Verizon’s go90.