SNL Studios

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SNL Studios
Joint venture
IndustryProduction company
FoundedJuly 1997
ProductsSaturday Night Live, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, The Ladies Man[1]
OwnerLorne Michaels
Universal Television

SNL Studios is a production company, founded in July 1997[2] as a joint venture between Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels and NBC Studios (now Universal Television, the production arm of NBCUniversal a subsidiary of Comcast).[2][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 offshoots 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]


Title Release Status Notes
America's Most Terrible Things Abandoned
August Blow Out In Development
The Caddy [6] In Development
The Ladies Man 2000-10-13 Released distributed by Paramount Pictures
MacGruber 2010-05-21 Released uncredited, with Relativity Media, distributed by Rogue Pictures
A Night at the Roxbury 1998-10-02 Released distributed by Paramount Pictures
Sebastian Knight In Development
Saturday Night Live 1999 - Ongoing with Broadway Video, formerly co-produced by NBC Productions (1975-1996) and NBC Studios (1996-1999)
Superstar 1999-10-05 Released distributed by Paramount Pictures
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]


  1. ^ SNL Studios on the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b Andrew Hindes and Jenny Hontz (1998-06-29). "NBC, Par to form 'SNL' pic team". Variety. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  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". 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.