Speaker Lisa O'Brien


Lisa O'Brien

VP, Original Development and Programming

Sprout (NBCUniversal)

Lisa O’Brien is the Vice President of Original Programming & Development for Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network. In this role, O’Brien oversees the originals team and is responsible for the development of live-action and animated series. O’Brien co-created Sprout’s “Sunny Side Up” and led the development for Sprout Original Series including Nina’s World, Terrific Trucks, Floogals, and Kody Kapow. 

Prior to working at Sprout, O'Brien developed a number of preschool programs as an Executive Producer for The Jim Henson Company. She also served as Creative Director at Disney Channel and at FOX Family Channel. O’Brien served as a writer and producer for Disney, Discovery (“Mega Movie Magic”) and ABC Television (“The Branding Factory”).

She graduated with a B.A. in broadcast arts from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Canada and now lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, son and dog. 

Speaking at: Speed Pitching 3; Speed Pitching 4; 30 Minutes with… Kristofer Updike & Lisa O'Brien, Sprout

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