Michael Novick, a producer on "Glee," claims his former good friend Ian Brennan developed a concept for "Glee" as a screenplay for a movie -- about a high school glee club. Novick and Brennan agreed to work as a team to sell the project.
Novick worked out at a gym in Santa Monica, the same place where Ryan Murphy
According to the suit, Murphy pitched the show to Fox, but the negotiations hit a snag. Novick wanted to drive a hard bargain, but Brennan convinced him to back off and accept a lower fee and credit. According to the lawsuit, Brennan promised Novick -- in exchange for accepting the lesser credit and money -- he would give Novick 15% of any back-end compensation Brennan would receive. Of course, since there's a lawsuit, that didn't work out too well. Novick is suing for unspecified damages.