6:16pm PT by Daniel Miller
Fired Disney Exec Sues Studio
Glen Lajeski, a former executive vice president involved in movie music marketing at Walt Disney Pictures, filed a lawsuit against the studio in state court on Friday that alleges his contract was breached when he was fired by the company in June.
The suit says that Lajeski was fired on or about June 15 "without specifying any cause for the termination and providing no opportunity to cure." The suit says that Lajeski's employment contract was not set to expire until Jan. 1, 2013.
Lajeski began his tenure with Disney in 1996 as vice president of music marketing. The suit says that during his time with the company, Lajeski spearheaded the success of the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou? and also worked on soundtracks for such films as Coyote Ugly, Pirates of the Caribbean and Armageddon.
Click here to read the complaint for breach of contract.
Lajeski was ultimately promoted to the title of executive vice president, music/creative marketing. His most recent contract with the company began Jan. 2, 2008.
Disney declined to comment.