SNL Studios

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SNL Studios
Type Joint venture
Industry Production company
Founded July 1997 [1]
Products Saturday Night Live, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, The Ladies Man [2]
Owner(s) Lorne Michaels
Universal Television

SNL Studios is a production company, founded in late 1997 as a joint venture between Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels and NBC Studios (now Universal Television, the production arm of NBCUniversal).[1][3] While this venture also initially included Paramount Pictures, it was dissolved following NBC's merger with Universal Studios. On the television side, SNL Studios produces Saturday Night Live in association with Broadway Video.[4] Film productions, typically off-shoots of Saturday Night Live' sketches, include, among others, A Night at the Roxbury and Superstar.

Following the announcement of the creation of SNL Studios, veteran Saturday Night Live producer Marci Klein was named as the president of SNL Studios Television in December 1999, while Richard Feldman was appointed head of SNL Studios Films in June of the same year.[5]

Productions[edit]

Title Release Status Notes
America's Most Terrible Things (TV) Abandoned
August Blow Out In Development
The Caddy (Remake) [6] In Development
The Ladies Man 2000-10-13 Released
MacGruber 2010-05-21 Released
Mean Girls 2004-04-30 Released
A Night at the Roxbury 1998-10-01 Released
Sebastian Knight In Development
Saturday Night Live 1999 - Ongoing
Superstar 1999-10-05 Released
Untitled Horatio Sanz Comedy [7] Abandoned
Untitled Michael Richards Comedy (TV) [5] Abandoned
Untitled Tim Meadows Comedy (TV) Abandoned Part of overall development deal [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew Hindes and Jenny Hontz (1998-06-29). "NBC, Par to form 'SNL' pic team". Variety. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ SNL Studios on the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Studios see green in less-than-worthy 'SNL' film spinoffs". Los Angeles Times. 1999-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Saturday Night Live - All Bios - Newest - NBC Official Site". nbc.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Klein on top of SNL Studios TV". The Hollywood Reporter. 1999-11-29. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Another stroke for Par 'Caddy'". The Hollywood Reporter. 1999-11-15. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Sanz to serve up comedy for Par, SNL, NBC". The Hollywood Reporter. 2000-09-01. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  8. ^ "SNL Studios in series deal with Meadows". The Hollywood Reporter. 1999-11-19. Retrieved 2009-10-20.