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Reporter Who Broke Tony Scott Suicide Joins Orange County Register

The circumstances that led Hollywood director Tony Scott to jump off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro last summer remain largely unknown. It was a bittersweet scoop for The Daily Breeze’s Art Marroquin (pictured), who has rejoined the Orange County Register to cover Anaheim.

During his senior year as a Communications and Journalism major at Cal State Fullerton (1997-98), Marroquin worked at the Register as a news assistant. In addition to The Daily Breeze, he has also written for City News Service, the Press-Enterprise, the Oregonian, the LA Times and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (LANG). From this week’s announcement:

“I’m excited about being a part of a respected, well-known newspaper that is essentially going through a renaissance,” Marroquin said. “I’m looking forward to working with a strong, dynamic group of reporters and editors who are serious about local journalism and appear to genuinely care the communities they cover.”

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WATCH: Tony Scott DP/30 Interview

On this night of tragic Hollywood news, there’s no better way to remember the soft-spoken kinetic genius of Tony Scott than to watch a half-hour interview he gave to Movie City News’ David Poland at the end of last year of 2010.*

Poland is a great admirer of Unstoppable, the last film directed by Scott and the Northumberland, UK native’s fifth collaboration with Denzel Washington. At one point during this DP/30 conversation, Scott reveals that, “The most rewarding days of my life are when I’m doing the toughest performance scene, not an action scene, and I watch these guys [like Denzel] give it back. And it’s rewarding, it’s such a good feeling.” RIP.

*Correction – 08/22/12: The original headline for this item, “WATCH: Tony Scott December 2011 Interview”, has been amended. The interview was in fact recorded by Poland in the fall of 2010. FishbowlLA regrets the error.

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BREAKING: Director Tony Scott Jumps to His Death

BREAKING: Director Tony Scott Jumps to His Death

This is not the kind of scoop that The Daily Breeze or any other local SoCal newspaper wishes for.

Staff writer Art Marroquin, updating this evening his item from earlier in the day, identified a man who committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach as Hollywood A-list director Tony Scott. The bridge connects San Pedro with Terminal Island:

Scott, 68, climbed a fence on the south side of the bridge’s apex and leapt off “without hesitation” around 12:30 p.m., according to the Coroner’s Department and port police. A suicide note was found inside Scott’s black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge, said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Osburn…

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Top Gun Sequel’s Best Asset May Be 28-Year-Old Billionaire’s Son

Recent rumblings that a sequel to Top Gun may be brewing brought about a large, collective groan. But after reading today’s LA Times profile of David Ellison, the 28-year-old son of Oracle Corp. billionaire Larry and potential sequel producer, FishbowlLA is cautiously optimistic.

Under a headline that suggests Ellison Jr. is intent, with $350 million in funding, in working with Paramount Studios to make his Skydance Productions a “media company 2.0”, writers Claudia Eller and Ben Fritz put forth a portrait of a young man who has little hesitation about what he is doing:

Ellison pitched Top Gun‘s original team — Cruise, director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer – on ways to update the story to the 21st century, such as integrating the increasing use of unmanned drones by the military.

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With or Without Superman, Vancouver Flying High

We’ve written before about how Los Angeles is now essentially a TV production town and no longer a studio movie making metropolis. This is certainly borne out by a report today in the Vancouver Sun, a newspaper of record in the nearest runaway production hub.

British Columbia Film Commission staffer Susan Croome has just in fact returned from a business trip to LA. Though she can’t confirm reports that Zack Snyder‘s reboot of Superman will be shot there in 2011, like the filmmaker’s previous films Watchmen and Sucker Punch, it doesn’t really seem to matter.

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Trade Round-Up: Sept. 24, 2007

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Resident Evil Reigns Supreme
Milla Jovovich and her Resident Evil franchise again took the top spot at the boxoffice over the weekend. The Sony horror pic Resident Evil: Extinction raked in an estimated $24 million while the Jessica Alba, Dane Cook romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck was only good enough for a second place finish with $14 million, reports Variety.

Washington, Scott Together Again
Variety is also reporting that Denzel Washington will reteam with longtime collaborator Tony Scott on a remake of The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 for Columbia Pictures. The studio’s Spider-Man 4 scribe David Koepp wrote the screenplay for the redo which will find Washington in a role originally played by Walter Matthau in the 1974 film.

Changes at MSNBC Confirmed
THR’s Paul Gough reports on some major changes inside MSNBC including news about Dan Abrams and Joe Scarborough. The latter, who replaced Don Imus with a morning show, will get to keep the job and continue hosting Morning Joe.

- CHRIS GARDNER