Paul Lucey has written scripts for all the major studios and television networks. The Writers Guild of America nominated his work for their Best Anthology Television Script Award. A member of the Writers Guild of America since 1963, he has chaired the WGA's Academic Liaison Committee. One of this committee's tasks was to videotape various craft and informational gatherings sponsored by the WGA. Insights from these meetings, which began taping in 1968, were adapted and classroom tested by Professor Lucey until they could be included in his book on screenwriting, entitled Story Sense (New York: McGraw-Hill College Book Division, 1996).
Professor Lucey's book is the result of a 30-year writing and teaching career at UCLA, U.C. Riverside, and other film schools in the U. S. and Canada. Story Sense also draws on a home study course and textbook that the author developed for the University of California at Berkeley's Independent Study Division.
Lucey's master teacher credentials were confirmed in 1984 when he was designated Senior Instructor and voted Outstanding Teacher in the UCLA Extension Writers Program. A specialist in motion picture stories, Lucey taught at USC's School of Cinema-Television, where he headed their graduate and undergraduate screenwriting programs.
Dr. Lucey has earned degrees from Duke, UCLA, and USC.