Paul is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, whose book, Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach has been adopted as a textbook at schools and universities around the globe. His new book, The Science of Screenwriting, co-written with psychology professor Connie Shears, is due out in January.
His screen credits include two produced screenplays in addition to numerous commissioned works and script consultations; his clients include the Weinstein Company, Animation Lab and Buerling Entertainment. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles.
He studied screenwriting at Columbia University with Frantisek Daniel and Milos Forman, and taught screenwriting at the University of Southern California for five years before accepting a position at Chapman University in 1998, where he is currently a tenured associate professor. He has lectured in Europe, and is a regular contributor to the monthly one act play series presented at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.