The estate of the late Tony Scott has officially rejected CAA’s efforts to seek more than $1 million in commissions. In a Rejection of Creditor’s Claims document (read it here) dated March 8, estate representative R. Dennis Luderer ticked the box next to “the claim is rejected for $1,040,522 + contingent costs.” The estate rep gave no reason for the action. The only other new information on the form was that the value of the late director’s estate was estimated as $1.25 million. CAA now has 90 days to respond to the estate’s rejection. The 68-year-old Scott died August 19, 2012, jumping off LA County’s Vincent Thomas Bridge that spans San Pedro and Terminal Island. The agency filed the claim in LA Superior Court on January 28 for the standard 10% cut from their client’s work on the films Man On Fire, Unstoppable, The Taking Of Pelham 123, Deju Vu and his directing duties on the video game Criminal. “This is a standard legal procedure. Tony had a wonderful relationship with CAA for 20 years and the estate will settle this as quickly as possible. This is nothing out of the ordinary,” a spokesperson for the estate told Deadline at the time. At present, the only hearing for the estate is scheduled for May 16, 2014.
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