27-30 NOVEMBER 2023

The world’s leading development market and conference.

Beatrice Springborn

Universal International Studios & UCP
Springborn is president of Universal International Studios and UCP, 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. Universal International Studios (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 the Netflix global hit, Clickbait, Peabody award-winning music comedy, We Are Lady Parts, BAFTA-winning reality show, Made in Chelsea, Emmy award-nominated series, Hanna, worldwide TV phenomenon, Downton Abbey, as well as Apples Never Fall for Peacock and The Day of the Jackal for Sky and Peacock. 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.