Fox lawsuit offers peek into exec compensation


Ever wonder what a president of a television studio's employment contract looks like?

The curious can take a gander at the deal attached to this breach of contract lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by former Fox Television Studios president David Grant. Grant founded Fox TV Studios in 1997 and headed the News Corp.-owned production arm until he was fired in 2004 and replaced by Angela Shapiro. He now claims he was never paid a promised bonus and compensation from Fox's Equity Appreciation Plan.

The contract over which he's suing covers 2001-05.

Grant says he wasn't paid his bonus or EAP money and that Fox didn't negotiate in good faith.

The lawsuit was filed by Century City solo practitioner Jeffrey Winikow. (partialdiff)