Sony player: Her name is Winston


"My Name Is Earl" writer Hilary Winston has inked a two-year premium development deal with Sony Pictures TV.

In the first year, she will be loaned out to 20th Century Fox TV to continue on "Earl," where she will be bumped up to producer next season. Winston joined the show in the first season as a story editor.

Winston attended George Washington University with a dream to become the first female president. She then switched careers with a stint at NPR that led to a decision to focus on writing full time.

Winston, repped by ICM and attorney Jared Levine, also worked on WB's "Blue Collar TV" and Nickelodeon's "Head to Toe."