Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tony Scott's estate rejects $1 million claim by CAA

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES ( - The estate of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott, who took his own life last August at the age of 68, has rejected a claim filed by his former agency, Creative Artists Agency, for a little over $1 million it says are still owed in fees.

The claim, filed in late January, asserted that CAA is owed a 10 percent cut from recent Scott projects, including "Man on Fire," and a cut of Scott's directing and producing fees from "The Taking of Pelham 123."

The claim rejection, which was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, did not state a reason for the rejection.

An attorney for Scott's estate has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

At the time of CAA's filing, Scott estate spokesman Simon Hall told TheWrap that the filing was "standard legal procedure."

Hall added, "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."

The claim rejection lists Scott's estate value at an estimated $1.25 million.

Scott died after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor.


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