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Alfred Gough III (born August 22, 1967) is an American screenwriter and producer.

Alfred Gough
Alfred in September 2010
Alfred Gough III

(1967-08-22) August 22, 1967 (age 52)
OccupationScreenwriter, producer

Early life and careerEdit

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.[1]


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 all, I'm stupid." said Alfred.[2][3]

Screenwriting creditsEdit

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 worksEdit


Year Film Credit Notes
1997 Double Tap Written by Co-wrote with Miles Millar and Erik Saltzgaber
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Story by Co-wrote story with Miles Millar and Jonathan Lemkin
Black Jaq Written by, co-executive producer Co-wrote with Miles Millar and Dawnn Lewis, TV movie
1999 Made Men Written by Co-wrote with Miles Millar and Robert Franke
2000 Shanghai Noon Written by Co-wrote with Miles Millar
2002 Showtime Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Miles Millar and Keith Sharon, based on a story by Jorge Saralegui
2003 Shanghai Knights Written by, characters Co-wrote and co-created characters with Miles Millar
2004 Spider-Man 2 Story by Co-wrote story with Miles Millar and Michael Chabon
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Screenplay by Co-wrote screenplay with Miles Millar and Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant, based on a story by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant and Mark Perez
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Written by Co-wrote with Miles Millar
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Producer
2011 I Am Number Four Screenplay by Co-wrote with Miles Millar and Marti Noxon
2012 Bullet to the Head Producer


Year Film Credit Notes
1996-1997 Bugs Written by
1997-1998 Timecop Written by, story editor, story by, teleplay by
1998-1999 Martial Law Writer, co-producer
1999-2000 The Strip Created by, executive producer, written by Co-created with Miles Millar
2001-2011 Smallville Developed for Television by, executive producer, written by, excerpts written by, story by, teleplay by, characters
2006 Aquaman Created by, executive producer
Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles Executive producer TV Miniseries
2011 Charlie's Angels Developed for Television by, executive producer, written by Co-created with Miles Millar
2015-2019 Into the Badlands Created by, written by, executive producer
2016-2018 The Shannara Chronicles


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