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'Earl' writer-producer sells pitch to Par

8 April 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Television writer-producer Hilary Winston has sold a feature pitch to Paramount based on her upcoming book, "My Ex-Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me."

The "Bridget Jones's Diary"-style story is inspired by Winston's romantic misadventures. When she spotted a novel written by her ex while browsing at a bookstore, she began paging through it only to realize that the "fat-assed girlfriend" he referred to throughout was her.

This book is her response. Only hers, as she is quick to point out, is nonfiction.

Sterling Publishers is scheduled to publish "Ex-Boyfriend" in spring 2011.

Broadway Video is producing the feature, with Hilary Marx running point for the producers. Ashley Brucks will oversee the project for Paramount.

Repped by Icm, Winston is a co-executive producer on the NBC series "Community." She was a writer-producer on the NBC comedy series "My Name Is Earl" and a writer on the WB Network series "Blue Collar TV. »

- By Jay A. Fernandez

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Fox picks up pilot from Jamie Foxx

28 March 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Almost two decades after his breakout stint on "In Living Color," Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is back at Fox with another urban-flavored sketch-comedy show.

The network has ordered a pilot for an untitled project executive produced by Foxx and fellow "Color" scribes, "MadTV" creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small, with "Wild 'N Out" alum Affion Crockett attached as one of the stars.

Tantamount and Fox TV Studios are producing.

The pilot is the result of merging two projects. Foxx was looking to do a sketch-comedy series with an urban twist and paired with Bahr and Small to pitch the idea to Fox.

Separately, Sony TV-based Tantamount was working on a sketch-comedy project starring Crockett, probably best known for his spoofs of Russell Simmons, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake and Jay-z. Crockett also was attached to co-write with Carl Jones, a producer on Sony's animated comedy "The Boondocks," on which Jones »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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