CAA has filed a claim seeking $1 million in unpaid commissions from the estate of late director Tony Scott, according to a 10-page document filed with Los Angeles Superior Court.
The 68-year-old Scott, the director of iconic films such as “Top Gun” and “Man on Fire,” jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor.
CAA, which represented the filmmaker and filed the documents Monday, says Scott’s estate owes the agency a 10 percent cut of assorted fees from his recent projects. For “Man on Fire,” which starred Denzel Washington as a bodyguard, CAA claims it is owed money from Scott’s share of the movie’s profit. For “The Taking of Pelham 123,” which also starred Washington,” CAA claims it is owed money from Scott’s directing and producing fee, as well as merchandise royalties.
The list continues with “Déjà Vu," “Unstoppable" and the video game "Criminal." "Unstoppable." "Deja Vu" and "Unstoppable" make up the bulk of the claim, as CAA alleges it is owed close to $850,000 between the two. All told, CAA is asking for $1,040,522.
Simon Hall, a spokesman for Scott's estate, told TheWrap that the CAA filing was "standard legal procedure."
"This always happens when an estate is in probate. There are no issues at all between Scott and CAA. They loved each other and, of course, will be paid."
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report