Andy Samberg, NBC Face Lawsuit Over SNL Skits
Posted on Mon Nov 7, 2011 03:30 PM PDT
NEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Andy Samberg and NBC are facing a lawsuit over two Saturday Night Live skits.
Two St. Louis-based producers, Aleric Banks and Monique Hines, are charging the parties with stealing their material and using it in the "Shy Ronnie" and "Like A Bossâ€ musical skits on SNL.
Banks and Hines claim to have submitted tracks to Samberg, who was recording an album with his band The Lonely Island at the time. After Samberg recorded the tracks, which appeared on the album and in two 2009 SNL skits, the production duo was sent a â€œproducer declarationâ€ form from a Universal Music Group subsidiary label and promised copyright interest.
After failing to receive any compensation or credit, Banks and Hines are suing NBC Universal, Samberg, The Lonely Island, and Universal Republic Records for willful copyright infringement and unjust enrichment.