Bristol Cities sets up first-look deal
NEW YORK — After working together for five seasons on the NBC sitcom “Frasier,” actresses Peri Gilpin and Jane Leeves have formed production company Bristol Cities and set up shop with a first-look deal at “Frasier” producer Paramount.
The mandate will be to develop cable and network telepics to star in and produce. Bristol Cities has brought on Doug Collins as vice president of creative affairs. Collins was veep of creative affairs for Wandering Bark Prods. and director of creative affairs for Paramount.
Gilpin, who plays Frasier Crane’s feisty radio producer Roz Doyle, has starred in telefilms “The Secret She Carried” and “Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story,” and she also was a regular on the series “Flesh and Blood.”
Leeves, who got a 1995 Golden Globe nomination for her role as the Crane residence housekeeper Daphne, also is well remembered on the series circuit for being deflowered by JFK Jr. on the famed “Seinfeld” episode “The Contest.” Leeves also will be seen alongside Anthony Edwards in the indie feature “Us Begins With You.”