Paul Scheuring

Paul Scheuring

Paul T. Scheuring (born 1968) is an American screenwriter and director for films and television shows. His work includes 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.

Scheuring was born in Aurora, Illinois. Prior to his success, he had attended the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and has 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. After developing an idea given to him by a female colleague into a miniseries screenplay called Prison Break, he approached the Fox network with the script but was turned down due to its unconventional storyline. However, in 2004, after the successful premiere of Lost, Fox backed Prison Break's production and the first episode was aired approximately twenty months after Scheuring had written the script. The series proceeded to win the 2006 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama and was nominated for Best Drama Television Series at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards. Moreover, Prison Break was picked up by Fox for a second and third season, which has ended broadcast in the United States and has been recently renewed for a fourth season.

Scheuring has also co-written Mexicali which will be released in 2008.


Year Title Notes
2008 Mexicali Writer
2005 - present Prison Break Creator, head staff writer and executive producer of television series. Credited for writing:
1x01, 1x02, 1x09, 1x13, 1x19 (story), 1x22, 2x01, 2x17 (co-written with Karyn Usher), 2x22, 3x01
2005 Briar & Graves Creator and writer of television series (unaired)
2003 A Man Apart Writer
2000 36K Director, editor and writer


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