Alfred in September 2010
August 22, 1967 |
|Occupation||Screenwriter and producer|
Alfred Gough III (born August 22, 1967) is an American screenwriter and producer.
Early life and career
Born in Leonardtown, Maryland, Gough graduated from St. Mary's Ryken High School (1985) and The Catholic University of America (1989). Gough attended the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California where he teamed up with his writing partner Miles Millar.
Millar and Gough enjoyed early success with a script they wrote while studying at USC. “Mango", a buddy-cop story where a cop who was allergic to animals was paired with an orangutan, sold to New Line Cinema for $400,000. The film was never made but it brought the pair valuable publicity.
In May, 2013, Warner Brothers Television Network and the co-creators of hit television series, Smallville, which aired from 2001-2011, settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit "... concerning profits from the long-running television series. The agreement was announced Monday during a status hearing, but Hollywood Esq. reports no paperwork has been signed."
Series creators and executive producers Gough and Millar, along with series producers Tollin/Robbins Productions, sued WBTV in 2010. "... They accused the company of licensing Smallville to its co-owned WB and CW networks 'for unreasonably low' fees, thereby cutting the plaintiffs out of tens of millions of dollars. ..."
Though Warner Brothers had settled in January, 2013 with Tollin/Robbins, "... Millar and Gough’s portion of the lawsuit had been headed for a June jury trial. The plaintiffs were seeking more than $100 million in damages. The terms of the settlement haven’t been made public. ...
Gough and Millar left the series in 2008 after seven seasons."
Al Gough and Miles Millar have become prolific writers/producers. Their feature credits include the action-adventure The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, for director Rob Cohen, the hit action-comedy Shanghai Noon, starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu, as well as its sequel Shanghai Knights, directed by David Dobkin, Spider-Man 2, starring Tobey Maguire, Herbie: Fully Loaded, starring Lindsay Lohan, Lethal Weapon 4, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover and the recent I Am Number Four, produced by Michael Bay. They also produced Hannah Montana: The Movie, based on the smash hit Disney Channel series. The feature marked the first for the duo’s Walt Disney-based production company, Millar Gough Ink.
Gough and Millar’s work also spans the world of television. The duo created and served as executive producers/showrunners for the critically acclaimed action-adventure series Smallville. Smallville is the longest-running comic book-based series of all time and was the top show in the history of the WB Television Network. They developed a reboot of the classic TV series Charlie's Angels for ABC which premiered in Fall 2011.
In 2010, Gough and Millar were attached to writing and executive producing the comic book Existence 2.0 for Paramount, as well the screenplay for Monster High, based on Mattel's new line of books, webisodes, animation, and toys which is being produced by Hairspray team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. In 2015, Gough and Miller created and executive produced Into the Badlands, a martial-arts-based fantasy series for AMC.
List of works
- Lethal Weapon 4 (with Miles Millar and Jonathan Lemkin) (1998)
- Double Tap (with Miles Millar and Erik Saltzgaber) (1997)
- Shanghai Noon (with Miles Millar) (2000)
- Showtime (with Keith Sharon and Miles Millar) (2002)
- Shanghai Knights (with Miles Millar) (2003)
- Spider-Man 2 (with Miles Millar and Michael Chabon) (2004) (Story Only)
- Herbie: Fully Loaded (with Miles Millar, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant) (2005)
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (with Miles Millar) (2008)
- Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (Producer)
- I Am Number Four (with Marti Noxon) (2011)
- Bullet to the Head (2012) (Producer)
- Black Jaq (with Miles Millar and Dawnn Lewis) (1998) (TV)
- Timecop (1997-1998) (TV)
- Martial Law (1998-1999) (TV)
- Made Men (with Miles Millar and Robert Franke) (1999) (TV)
- The Strip (1999-2000) (TV)
- Smallville (2001-2011) (TV) (also co-creator, with Miles Millar)
- Aquaman (with Miles Millar) (2007) (TV)
- Charlie's Angels (2011) (TV)
- Into the Badlands (also co-creator, with Miles Millar) (2015) (TV)
- The Shannara Chronicles (2016) (TV)