parker_sarah_jessica_2017Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998-2004) as well as serving as an executive producer, has won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Parker reprised her role and served as a producer for the screen adaptation of the hit series with the theatrical release of Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2.  Past film credits include: I Don’t Know How She Does It, Smart People, Failure to Launch, The Family Stone, State and Main, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, Miami Rhapsody and Honeymoon in Vegas.

She has worked in the theatre, on and off Broadway, since 1976 when she debuted on Broadway in The Innocents directed by Harold Pinter. Other Broadway credits include: the title role in Annie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Once Upon a Mattress. Off-Broadway credits include: the original production of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and The Commons of Pensacola.

Parker currently stars on HBO’s television series Divorce, in which she also serves as executive producer.

In 2014, Parker launched her namesake label, SJP, which is carried by Amazon Fashion, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus online, Saks.com, and Zappos Luxury, as well as various international retailers.  Parker designed this collection of shoes and handbags in association with George Malkemus III. In 2016, SJP launched its first stand-alone store.

Parker released her perfume, Lovely, in 2005. Ten years later, it is currently a top selling global brand. This fall, she introduced a new fragrance to the SJP Beauty collection called Stash.

Parker currently serves as a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York City Ballet and is a UNICEF ambassador. In November 2009, the Obama administration elected her to be a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  She has partnered with schools in Oregon and, most recently, Minnesota for The Turnaround Arts Initiative.

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The Power to Shake it Up, sponsored by Deadline

It’s no longer “business as usual” in the entertainment industry. For too long, studios and financiers have undervalued stories by and about women. But in development and on set, producers are taking control, creating a space for fresh voices to tell stories that audiences haven’t heard before. This session provides a platform to producers and their teams that are actively creating opportunities for women in all aspects of production and challenging the status quo head-on.