Snoop Dogg, Snoop Youth Football League Accused Of Breaching Contract
The lawsuit, which was filed in New York Supreme Court last week, claims that Natural Resources inked a deal with the SYFL, granting them exclusive rights over footage of the team for pay-per-view, cable and DVD/home video distribution, in exchange for a $100,000 production budget and a share of revenue.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox became aware of the second deal and sent a letter to Natural Resources Media and other companies involved in the deal, which included TV One, Strange Fruit Film and TV and Axcess Sports & Entertainment.
20th Century Fox is developing a similar film with Snoop Dogg, titled Coach Snoop with screenwriters Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin (Snow Dogs, The Wild).
Representatives for Fox warned the companies involved that a large investment had been made into Coach Snoop and that any other television project would violate Fox's previously granted rights.
The lawsuit claims Natural Resources was going to film footage of SYFL players leading up the the "Snooperbowl," the SYFL's annual championship for its 9-12 year-old players.
Representatives for Snoop Dogg of the SYFL were not available for comment as of press time.