Talent agency CAA has filed a creditor’s claim for more than $1 million against the estate of late Hollywood director and producer Tony Scott, TMZ is reporting. CAA filed the legal documents in L.A. County Superior Court this week, claiming the filmmaker died owing thousands of dollars for four of his films before he died in August.
The creditor’s claim states Scott owed $70,426 in commissions for his last movie, the 2010 action thriller ‘Unstoppable.’ He also reportedly owed $450,000 for 2004′s ‘Man on Fire,’ $110,096 for the 2009 remake of ‘The Taking of Pelham 123,’ $400,000 for 2006′s ‘Deja Vu’ and $10,000 for a video game project. In total, the talent agency said its owed $1,040,522 from Scott’s estate.
The director and producer reportedly earned $8 million for ‘Man on Fire,’ $4.5 million for ‘Unstoppable,’ $9.5 million for ‘The Taking of Pelham 123,’ $10 million for ‘Deja Vu’ and $250,000 for the video game. The wages don’t include Scott’s profit-sharing percentages, which is what he was paid in addition to his salary, based on the success of each project.
Scott’s rep, Simon Halls, said this is standard legal procedure for companies to file such claims after a death. “Tony and CAA had a wonderful 25 year relationship, and Tony’s estate will work to get this settled as quickly as possible,” Halls added.
Written by: Karen Benardello