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Tony Scott's agents seek $1m fees

Tony Scott
Image caption Tony Scott was paid $10m for directing the 2006 thriller Deja Vu, the court papers showed

Late Hollywood director Tony Scott's agents are seeking more than $1m (£630,000) from his estate in unpaid fees for negotiating his film deals.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has filed a creditor's claim for 10% of Scott's fees for several projects since 2004, according to court records obtained by US media.

His estate was valued at $1.25m (£790,000) in September 2012.

Scott, who made Top Gun and Crimson Tide, killed himself last August.

He jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles but notes he left did not explain the reasons for taking his life.

The court papers showed that Scott was paid $10m (£6.3m) for directing Deja Vu in 2006 and $9.5m (£6m) for The Taking of Pelham 123 in 2009, both action thrillers starring Denzel Washington.

He earned $7m (£4.4m) for directing Man on Fire in 2004 and a further $1m for producing, while his fee for 2010's Unstoppable was $4.5m (£2.8m).

The Hollywood Reporter quoted a Scott family representative as saying: "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."

Scott's other films included True Romance, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout and Enemy of the State.

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