Official Sex and the City Movie Crew: Michael Patrick King, and John Melfi, HBO Series Based on a Novel by Candace Bushnell
Sex and the City Film Makers Opening May 30, 2008
Michael Patrick King (Producer)
Michael Patrick King (director/writer/producer) has received many accolades for his work as writer, director, and executive producer. For his work on HBO's Sex and the City, he has been honored by the Writers Guild, The Directors Guild, The Producers Guild, The Television Academy, and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- culminating in three Golden Globe awards for Best Comedy Series and two Emmy awards, one for Best Comedy Series and one for Best Director.
More recently, King created The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, who also starred in the HBO series. King served as executive producer, writer, and director on The Comeback, receiving his most recent Emmy nomination for his directing work on the show. This black comedy about an actress' (Kudrow) desperate attempt to stay in the television spotlight lasted only one season on HBO -- but it is considered to be a cult comedy classic.
King began his television career working in network television -- as a writer/producer on two other classic TV programs: Will & Grace and Murphy Brown (for which he received his first Emmy nomination).
John Melfi (Producer)
John Melfi (Producer) most recently served as Executive Producer on HBO's acclaimed drama Rome, as well as on the network's comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback. As Producer of HBO's hit comedy series, Sex and the City, Melfi was awarded the Emmy for Best Comedy Series in 2001 and the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for three consecutive years - in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He was also awarded the Producers Guild Award for three seasons.
Prior to Sex and the City, Melfi's work as a producer for HBO included the miniseries Laurel Avenue (1992), Grand Avenue (1996), and From the Earth to the Moon (1998), which was honored with the Emmy, Golden Globe and Producers Guild Awards for outstanding miniseries. Melfi's other producing credits include the NBC series Earth 2 (Amblin / Universal TV); Midnight Run (Universal TV - a series of two-hour television movies based on the feature); On the Make (feature, Taurus Entertainment); Rage and Honor II (feature, I.R.S. Media - Columbia/TriStar); December (feature, I.R.S . Media - Columbia / TriStar). Other production credits include Tales Of The City - Part One (Channel Four / Working Title) and One False Move (feature, I.R.S. Media - Columbia / TriStar), as well as many other films, television movies, and commercials.
Melfi began his career as a stage manager in New York City in 1982, where he worked on over forty plays and musicals.
Sarah Jessica Parker (Producer)
A celebrated icon in film and television as well as fashion, Sarah Jessica Parker (Producer) continues to expand upon her impressive collection of credits through her remarkable range and effortless style. An actress since the age of eight, Parker continues to come into her own as an artist and as an entrepreneur.
Parker won over critics and audiences alike in HBO's Sex and the City, for which she was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2001. Parker was also an executive producer on the series, which received the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row in 2000, 2001, and 2002, and was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001.
HBO and Parker have signed a two-year, exclusive-to-television deal for Parker to develop and produce series and long-form programming for HBO through her production company, Pretty Matches Productions.
In addition, Parker recently wrapped production on the upcoming film Smart People. Directed by Noam Murro, she stars opposite Dennis Quaid as a doctor who falls in love with a professor whose wife's death has turned him into a bitter man.
Parker most recent film, Paramount's Failure to Launch with Matthew McConaughey, grossed more than $128 Million worldwide.
Other recent credits include her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The comedy Stone; David Mamet's satirical comedy, State and Main; Dudley Do-Right, opposite Brendan Fraser; Paramount's Til There Was You, opposite Dylan Mc Dermott; Tim Burton 's Mars Attacks; If Lucy Fell, opposite Ben Stiller; Tim Burton's Ed Wood, co-starring Johnny Depp; The First Wives Club with Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn; Miami Rhapsody, with Antonio Banderas; Disney's Hocus Pocus; Honeymoon in Vegas, opposite Nicolas Cage; and her breakthrough role in LA Story, co-starring Steve Martin.
Parker's early motion picture roles include Flight of the Navigator, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Footloose, with Kevin Bacon; Michael Apted's First Born; Robert Wiemer's Somewhere Tomorrow, and United Artists' Rich Kids, with John Lithgow.
Darren Star (Producer)
Darren Star (Producer) is the Emmy award-winning creator and executive producer of three of the last decade's most popular television phenomena: Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and the three-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning HBO comedy series Sex and the City. In each series, Star's multi-dimensional characters, interesting settings and layered plot lines hooked viewers and became significant elements of contemporary pop culture.
Star brought Sex and the City to HBO in 1998, with the idea of creating a new kind of comedy for television. Adult in tone and cinematic in style, Star set out to push the boundaries of what comedy could be on the small screen. As Executive Producer of the series, Star wrote the groundbreaking pilot for the series, and was responsible for writing and directing many of the show's memorable episodes. He also cast all four women, putting together one of the most legendary and lauded ensembles in television.
Star's other TV credits include Creating and Executive Producing the critically acclaimed behind the scenes satire Grosse Pointe, CBS' Central Park West, and Executive Produced Fox's Kitchen Confidential, and The Street, NBC'S Miss Match, CW's Runaway, and ABC's Cashmere Mafia. His feature film credits include writing the Warner Bros movie If Looks Could Kill.