Tony Scott Estate Rejects CAA's $1M Creditor Claim

Eriq Gardner
Tony Scott Estate Rejects CAA's $1M Creditor Claim

The estate of late filmmaker Tony Scott has rejected more than $1 million in unpaid commissions from several projects he worked on before jumping to his death last year.

In January, CAA filed a creditor claim on the estate. The agency said it was owed a 10 percent cut of his fees on several projects including $70,000 in commissions for Unstoppable, $450,000 for Man on Fire, $110,000 for The Taking of Pelham 123 and $400,00 for Deja Vu.

Scott jumped from a bridge to his death last year in Los Angeles.

After CAA submitted a creditor claim,  a Scott family representative told The Hollywood Reporter. "This is a standard legal procedure. The Scott estate has every intention to pay as soon as possible. Tony and CAA had a wonderful relationship."

But according to City News Service, the Scott estate rejected the claim last Friday with no reason given.

The denial might not in itself indicate a big dispute and and a source says it could be a prelude to a negotiation where the situation is resolved amicably. Scott family reps weren't immediately responding. CAA has declined comment.