Ashley Miller (screenwriter)

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Ashley Miller
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Ashley Miller at Wondercon 2015
Born
Ashley Edward Miller

(1971-03-16) March 16, 1971 (age 50)
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
OccupationScreenwriter, producer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Miller
ChildrenCaden Miller

Ashley Edward Miller (born March 16, 1971) is an American screenwriter and producer best known for his work on the television series Andromeda, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Fringe. He also worked on the films Thor and X-Men: First Class.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Windber, Pennsylvania, Miller's family relocated, and he grew up in Gainesville, Virginia. His first job out of college was as a middle school English teacher. He then went on to work for the United States Navy as an independent defense contractor. Miller eventually moved to California, starting his career as a writer on the television series Andromeda after meeting one of the series' producers.

He is married with one son.[1]

Career[edit]

Miller was first hired to work on Andromeda in 2000 as a writer. In 2001, he was given the additional duties of being a consultant on the series, working both positions until the series' cancellation in 2005. It was while working on the show that he first met former-journalist and future writing partner Zack Stentz.[1]

Together with two other writers, Stentz and Miller co-wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film Agent Cody Banks.[2]

The duo continued their writing partnership working on The Twilight Zone revival.[3] Upon the end of the television series Andromeda, they were put to work on the Fox Television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, co-writing six episodes and co-producing twenty-two episodes together over the series run. When Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was not renewed for a third season, Miller and Stentz moved onto another Fox project, Fringe. Over the two seasons that Miller and Stentz worked on the series, they co-produced twenty two episodes along with co-writing a total of four episodes.

In 2006, Disney purchased an original spec script written by Miller & Stentz entitled The Feynman Chronicles. Miller has stated the film was basically a "Bar Bet" between himself and Stentz.[4]

In December 2009, Miller and Stentz were hired to write the screenplay adaptation for the Dark Horse Comics horror comic book mini-series Damn Nation. During an interview with I09, Miller stating, "We're still in the middle of working on Damn Nation. We turned our first draft into Dark Horse and Paramount Pictures, and everyone seems to love it. We were very pleased with how it came out."[5]

After leaving Fringe in 2010, Miller & Stentz were hired[6][7] to pen the screenplay for the summer tent-pole live-action version of Thor.

Following their work on Thor, Miller and Stentz attended a meeting with Fox executives who offered them the chance to work with producer Bryan Singer and director Matthew Vaughn by penning a draft of the screenplay for the film X-Men: First Class. After finishing the script and beginning production, both Miller and Stentz expressed their happiness with the tone of the film, complimenting the vision and scenes that Singer had conceived in an interview.[5]

On November 8, 2012, Miller and Stentz released their first novel, Colin Fischer, a young adult story about a student with Asperger's Syndrome entering high school.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Credit Notes
2003 Agent Cody Banks Screenwriter Co-wrote screenplay with Zack Stentz and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
Based on a story by Jeffrey Jurgenesen
Credited as Ashley Edward Miller
2011 Thor Co-wrote screenplay with Zack Stentz and Don Payne
Based on a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich
Credited as Ashley Edward Miller
X-Men: First Class Co-wrote screenplay with Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn
Based on a story by Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer
Credited as Ashley Edward Miller
2020 Movie Trailers: A Love Story Himself Documentary

Television[edit]

Year Film Credit Notes
2001-2005 Andromeda Consultant, story editor As Ashley Edward Miller
2003 The Twilight Zone Consulting producer, writer
2008-2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Co-producer, executive story editor, writer
2009-2010 Fringe Producer, writer
2013 Shelf Life Writer
2017 Black Sails Consulting producer
2021 Dota: Dragon's Blood Developer, executive producer, writer As Ashley Edward Miller

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WMA Alumni". wmaalumni.com. WMA. April 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Film Reviews: 'Agent Cody Banks'". Variety.
  3. ^ "Ashley Edward Miller '94: Writing and Living His Dream". Eric Pesola. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview: 'Thor' writer Ashley Edward Miller" Archived 2011-07-05 at WebCite
  5. ^ a b Anders, Charlie Jane (May 6, 2010). "Inside Matthew Vaughn's X-Men First Class with Marvels' Go To Screenwriters". io9.
  6. ^ "'Thor' Writers Talk 'X-Men: First Class' Archived July 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Reelz Channel.
  7. ^ "Hopkins Joins 'Thor'" Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Variety.

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