Relativity Co-President Adam Fields has been fired for breaching his employment contract, a source close to the studio confirmed to TheWrap. He received a letter of termination on Sept. 8.
Fields signed on to Ryan Kavanaugh‘s embattled film studio as its co-president of production in April, one month after it emerged from bankruptcy proceedings with much of its film assets intact. Longtime Kevin Spacey collaborator Dana Brunetti was drafted to run Relativity’s movie division, and Fields had been tapped to work alongside him.
Relativity declined to comment.
Fields’ domain at Relativity was business affairs, physical production and post-production, while Brunetti focused on the creative side of the studio’s film and TV operations.
Before joining Relativity, Fields was a consultant at Sony Pictures. He had worked with the studio before on “Limitless,” “Safe Haven” and “21 & Over.” Fields’ background is as a producer whose last hit was the 2001 Jake Gyllenhaal cult classic “Donnie Darko.”
Fields also produced or executive produced “Sixteen Candles,” “Great Balls Of Fire,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Brokedown Palace,” and “The Wedding Ringer.”
This weekend, Relativity is releasing its first film since last February in the form of Kate Beckinsale thriller “The Disappointments Room,” which is on track to be one of the lowest-grossing wide releases of the year. The movie debuted Friday on 1,554 screens.