Full Name
Beatrice Springborn
Job Title
UCP and Universal International Studios

Beatrice Springborn is President of UCP and Universal International Studios (UIS), divisions of Universal Studio Group (USG), where she oversees all aspects of the two studios’ award-winning slates with a primary focus on growing their global production output. She reports to Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman of USG. 

Led by Springborn, UCP is known for genre-defying, ground-breaking and intentional storytelling with a sense of discovery. This best-in-class studio collaborates with visionary storytellers, including Nick Antosca, Sam Esmail, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, John Legend, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Macmanus and Tanya Saracho. The studio's top titles include fan favorites “Chucky,” “Based on a True Story,” “Ted” and “Resident Alien”; the Emmy® Award-winning series “The Umbrella Academy,” “Monk” and “Mr. Robot”; Emmy-nominated series “Candy” and “Gaslit”; and acclaimed dramas “Dr. Death,” “A Friend of the Family” and “The Girl From Plainville.”  

UIS partners with storytellers from around the globe to create bold and distinctive shows with universal resonance. Based in London, the business’ in-house production companies include Carnival Films, Monkey, Matchbox Pictures, Working Title Television and Heyday Television. UIS productions include Netflix global hits “One Day” and “Clickbait,” Peabody Award-winning music comedy “We Are Lady Parts,” International Emmy Award-winning “Safe Harbour,” BAFTA-winning reality show “Made in Chelsea,” Emmy Award-nominated series “Hanna,” worldwide TV phenomenon “Downton Abbey,” as well as “Apples Never Fall,” “Everyone Else Burns,” “Transplant”  and the highly anticipated series “The Day of the Jackal." 

Springborn joined the studio group in 2020 following a six-year run at Hulu, where she led comedy and drama development, co-productions and casting across the streamer's acclaimed and award-winning slate of originals. She is known for implementing the creative strategy on strong book-based IP, such as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “The Handmaid's Tale,” “Normal People,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” “High Fidelity,” “The Looming Tower,” “Nine Perfect Strangers,” “Shrill” and “Conversations with Friends.” Her slate also included “The Great,” “Ramy,” “Castle Rock,” “Future Man,” “Pen15,” “Dollface,” “Casual,” “Wu Tang: An American Saga,” “Harlots,” “The First” and the animated series “Crossing Swords” and “Solar Opposites.”  

Prior to her time at the studios, Springborn was no stranger to Universal Studio Group, having overseen UCP's “The Act” and the Julie Klausner/Billy Eichner comedy “Difficult People,” along with Universal Television's “The Mindy Project,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “The Path.” Before joining Hulu, she was Head of Television for Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment, which had deals with Universal Television and NBCUniversal International Studios (renamed Universal International Studios). Springborn has also served as Senior Vice President for Caryn Mandabach Productions (“Peaky Blinders”), Executive Vice President of Television/Film Production and Development at Valhalla (“The Walking Dead”) and Vice President of Production and Development at FilmNation Entertainment. She started her executive career in development at Pixar, where she worked on films including “Ratatouille” and “Finding Nemo.” 

Springborn currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Hollywood Radio & Television Society. She is based in Los Angeles and has an MFA from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.

Beatrice Springborn