January 30, 2013 4:52pm PT by Matthew Belloni
CAA Seeks $1M in Unpaid Commissions from Tony Scott Estate
CAA has filed a creditor claim against the estate of late filmmaker Tony Scott seeking more than $1 million in unpaid commissions from several projects he worked on before jumping to his death last year.
In a 10-page filing in Los Angeles Superior Court obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, CAA says Scott owes the agency a 10 percent cut of his fees on several projects. The filing says the agency is entitled to more than $70,000 in commissions for Unstoppable, $450,000 for Man on Fire, $110,000 for The Taking of Pelham 123 and $400,00 for Deja Vu, among others. The total amount owed, CAA claims, is $1,040,522.
Scott was found dead last August after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles. It's a routine move for a creditor to file a claim against the estate of a recently deceased person.
"This is a standard legal procedure," a Scott family representative tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The Scott estate has every intention to pay as soon as possible. Tony and CAA had a wonderful relationship."
The filing first was reported by TMZ.
CAA is represented in the claim by a team from LA's Proskauer Rose firm.