Springborn is vice president of content development at Hulu. Since joining the Hulu team in 2014, Springborn has played an integral role in developing and greenlighting straight-to-series orders for Hulu’s acclaimed and award-winning slate of originals, including the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning The Handmaid’s Tale, as well as The Looming Tower, Future Man and Castle Rock. Upcoming Hulu Originals her and her team most recently ushered in to Hulu include Catch-22 from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s SmokeHouse Pictures; as well as Little Fires Everywhere, the highly-anticipated limited series from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller.
Prior to joining Hulu, Springborn was head of Television for Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment, who have deals with Universal TV, NBC International and Sony Pictures TV. At Storyline, Springborn developed and produced the MTV series Happyland, which premieres this fall. Prior to Storyline, Springborn was SVP for Caryn Mandabach Productions (Peaky Blinders) where she oversaw the development of genre and book-based series for the international marketplace. She previously was the EVP of TV and film production and development at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures (The Walking Dead). Springborn started her executive career in features, serving as the manager of development at Pixar where she worked on Ratatouille and Finding Nemo.
Prior to Pixar, Springborn was a journalist and worked at CNN, Texas Monthly and a magazine all about UNIX computing.