If you ask Manhattan's female authors--specifically of the urban chick-lit genre--whom they would want to option their novels, the answer is often Sarah Jessica Parker. They would also like her to produce the film adaptation, star in it, and maybe even have a say in the wardrobe, if she has a spare moment. This has made Ms. Parker, 44, very busy.
Currently in development at her production company, Pretty Matches, is The Washingtonienne, an HBO comedy series about the lives of three 20-something women working on Capital Hill, based on Jessica Cutler's naughty novel of the same title; The Late Bloomer's Revolution, a film adaptation of Amy Cohen's memoir about how she and her father both entered the dating world after the death of her mother; and a Project Runway--style art competition picked up by Bravo a year ago. Just last month, Pretty Matches also optioned Amy Sohn's novel, Prospect Park West, about child-rearing and sex among the Park Slope mommy tribe, for a half-hour HBO series.