Tony Scott -- Talent Agency Files Claim Against Producer's Estate for $1 Million
Tony ScottTalent Agency Files $1 Mil Claim Against Producer's Estate
1/30/2013 4:06 PM PT
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."