Parker and the Vanguard: ShoWest sets award

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Sarah Jessica Parker, who will bring her trademark "Sex and the City" character Carrie Bradshaw to the big screen this summer, is set to receive the inaugural ShoWest Vanguard Award.

She will be presented with the honor at ShoWest's closing-night ceremony March 13 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

"Since making her acting debut at the tender age of 8, Sarah Jessica Parker has come into her own as not only an actress but an entrepreneur," Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event, said. "Her incredible range and effortless style have inspired fans around the world to take chances and stand out in a crowd. From her work in film and television to her development of a cost-friendly fashion line, Bitten, Parker is a celebrated icon in film, television and fashion."

New Line is set to release "Sex," the first screen version of the hit HBO series, on May 30. The film reunites the series principals — Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon — and is written and directed by Michael Patrick King. Parker's most recent film was "Failure to Launch," and her other credits include "The Family Stone," "The First Wives Club" and "L.A. Story."

ShoWest, which runs March 10-13, is produced by the Film Group at Nielsen Business Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.
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