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Tony Scott

Talent Agency Files $1 Mil Claim Against Producer's Estate

1/30/2013 4:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Prolific Hollywood producer Tony Scott died before paying his agent more than $1 MILLION in commissions -- this according to new legal docs -- and now, the agency's going after Scott's estate for its money.

CAA filed the creditor's claim against Scott's estate in L.A. County Superior Court this week, claiming Scott died owing $70,426 in commissions for "Unstoppable," $450,000 for "Man on Fire," $110,096 for "The Taking of Pelham 123," $400,000 for "Deja Vu," and $10,000 for some video game project.

All told, CAA says Scott's estate owes $1,040,522.

And to give you an idea of how rich the "Top Gun" director was -- the docs show what he was paid for his directing and producing roles on each project ...

"Man on Fire" -- $8 million
"Unstoppable" -- $4.5 million
"The Taking of Pelham 123" -- $9.5 million
"Deja Vu" -- $10 million
Video game -- $250,000

And that doesn't take into account all of his profit-sharing percentages ... i.e. what he'd get paid in addition to his salary based on the success of each project.

As we reported, Scott took his own life last August, jumping off an L.A. bridge to his death.

According to Scott's rep, Simon Halls, this is standard legal procedure for companies to file these claims after a death. He adds, "Tony and CAA had a wonderful 25 year relationship, and Tony's estate will work to get this settled as quickly as possible."

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1.

Los Pepes    

Making tuna salad with diced red apple tonight

631 days ago
2.

InTheKnow    

Pssst.....Lohans, take note.

631 days ago
3.

The Ghost of John Lennon    

Everybody has pictures they want you to live up to. But that's the same as living up to your parents' expectations, or to society's expectations, or to so-called critics who are just guys with a typewriter in a little room, smoking and drinking beer and having their dreams and nightmares, too, but somehow pretending that they're living in a different, separate world. That's all right. But there are people who break out of their bags.

631 days ago
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john johnson    

if i did the reboot of pelham 123, i would have jumped off a bridge too.

631 days ago
5.

InTheKnow    

Lawsuit - Hollywood - Dead Person.

A story we've heard of 1,000,000 before. Hollywood is the crimson leader in dead lawsuits.

631 days ago
6.

Scott    

Yeah kinda wishing it were you but your not important enough to report on son....

Peace.

631 days ago
7.

bernergirl    

Man on Fire??? That was released in 2004. Could they not have brought that up in the 9 years before? Something sounds off. Why would you keep repping someone if they hadn't paid before, (maybe one movie but after that, it's insane.) that says more about the inefficiency of the company.

631 days ago
8.

Scott    

Suicide is a permantant solution to a tempory problem.

Peace.

631 days ago
9.

Lucky_130    

These things happen

631 days ago
10.

CLINT    

Money don't mean sh!t when you're dead.

631 days ago
11.

Lisa    

What about taxes taken out?

631 days ago
12.

HoTMZ    

Ok so ow much did he make on Top Gun, including royalties?? That's hat I want to know. Also, I think this case should be dismissed. If they thought they were owed a million bucks I 100% doubt these sharks would sit on their ass waiting all these years until the guy died unable to dispute it. What a scam if its true this is typical procedure. I hope the estate disputes this or finds there is a statute time that has expired o make such a claim or past wages.

631 days ago
13.

Spicy mag    

He made some great movies. What a waste.

631 days ago
14.

Bill Leslie    

wow - Hollywood blood sucking bastards.

631 days ago

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