Paul T. Scheuring

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Writer on Zero Hour

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Aurora, Illinois

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  • Paul Scheuring is an American screenwriter and director for films and television shows. His main works includ the 2003 film A Man Apart and, more notably, the creation of the television drama Prison Break, for which he is also credited as an executive producer and writer. Prior to his success, he had attended the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and had worked as a courier, cable installer, and factory worker. After working on 36K in 2000 and A Man Apart in 2003, Scheuring made his first attempt to be a television show writer...the show was Prison Break, it was turned down at first but accepted a year later. Prison Break proceeded to win the 2006 People's Choice Awards for Favorite New TV Drama and was nominated for Best Drama Television Series at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Paul Scheuring

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Aurora, Illinois

    Also Known As

    Paul

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  • Quotes (9)

    • Paul Scheuring: Our whole thing is a continual effort to make the characters probe this gray area. (On developing Prison Break Characters)

    • Paul Scheuring: We’ve pretty much stuck to the game plan that we had. There are instances where a character was included in a scene because we really felt that character had hit a stride and that voice would be a good voice to have in the room. (On Prison Break)

    • Paul Scheuring: In television, as creator and executive producer of the show, I've got final cut on the episodes, making the final edits, music choices, that sort of stuff. (On his role of the show Prison Break)

    • Paul Scheuring: Of course with our success now, there's the question of season three, and we're beginning to explore some things with that that are pretty exciting, too. But again, season three will be a complete reinvention, just as season two was of season one. (On Prison Break)

    • Paul Scheuring: I always had a two-year plan. Before I even wrote the first page of the pilot, I had to know the end game for all the characters and all the story arcs, because I'm really only comfortable writing closed-ended stories. (On writing Prison Break)

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    Trivia (7)

    • Scylla was the first Prison Break premiere he didn't write.

    • Paul Scheuring was the featured writer behind the made for TV movie Briar & Graves written in 2005.

    • Paul T. Scheuring was one of the many writers for the film Skeleton Coast in 2006.

    • Paul T. Scheuring was the writer for the 2003 box office hit A Man Apart.

    • Prior to his success, Paul had attended the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and had worked as a courier, cable installer and factory worker.

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