Paul T. Scheuring


Paul T. Scheuring Trivia


  • 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.