Two Talent Agencies Sue Studio Over ‘Frasier’
Two talent agencies that represented creators of the hit sitcom “Frasier” sued Paramount Pictures, claiming the studio cheated the firms out of their share of the profit.
Jim Preminger Agency, which represented Peter Casey and David Lee, and Kaplan Stahler Gumer Braun Agency, which represented David Angell, allege that Paramount failed to provide them with an accurate financial picture.
They allege that distribution statements provided to a third party revealed “Frasier” had grossed more than $1 billion. The suit also said that NBC alone paid Paramount $830 million in license fees.
Paramount declined to comment.