Paul T. Scheuring

Paul T. Scheuring


Aurora, Illinois

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Paul Scheuring



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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…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Paul wrote and directed the 2000 box office hit 36K.

    • Paul Scheuring has been signed as one of the main writers in the 2008 production of Mexicali, a movie about an American man who is lured into a deadly game with killers who have taken his wife.

  • Quotes

    • 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)

    • Paul Scheuring: We thought it was a really good project with a great cast, but we just didn't know if anyone would respond to it because it is so unorthodox. (On Prison Break)

    • Paul Scheuring: I backed into it. I had to pick a college, and I always wrote, primarily prose, and I thought that going to UCLA film school would be an easy road to a degree. (On how he got into the Television business)

    • Paul Scheuring: There was just a coolness to the characters, a grace under pressure in this very absurd world of prison. (On Prison Break)

    • Paul Scheuring: The real kernel of the idea came from a woman I was working with at the time, who had an idea about a guy committing a crime and being put into prison to start a prison break—that was pretty much all she provided.

  • prison break

    i just love it ive watched it over and over i think in my personal opinion there should be more to this... like take micheal for example, no body was shown known of i thought well the government could of taken his body aka him and kept him alive making his family think hes dead. use him for only one thing something to do with the company and his mother. teddy would escape prison with the boss of the company even though the company has been brought down. there out for revenge on sarah and her son. unknown to sarah and lincoln that micheal is alive they are bribed into something the government wants documents on Scylla from David Baker and the information gathered on how its was made or created. information like that could be worth so much. in order to do this than they offer one thing they cannot refuse MICHEAL... where micheal is in complete lock down with no escape his life only hangs in lincolns hands. as then the team gets back together to save micheal who was saved by the government in order to use him for this information they all realise what has to be done. I THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX HAHAHAmoreless