In addition to making Meg Ryan the most desirable woman imaginable, Nora Ephron inspired the next generation of women in the film industry. Last week, for the third consecutive year, Coach presented the Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, honoring outstanding work by a female director or screenwriter. ... More »
New York Times writer Jacob Bernstein is the son of Nora Ephron, the writer and filmmaker who lost her battle with blood disease in 2012. Bernstein talks to Kathie Lee and Hoda about his mother's legacy and his new documentaty about her, "Everything Is Copy."
Thursday night the juried award winners for the 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. For the fourth year, the Nora Ephron Award was announced, the annual award given to a female filmmaker with a narrative film in the festival. This year...Show More Summary
Five years after 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Nora Ephron proved (yet again) that romance wasn't dead.
“Incomplete” because I’m doing it off the top of my head. Also, in no particular order. Ready? Here we go: Dorothy Parker Molly Ivins Elaine May Madeleine L’Engle Nora Ephron Susan Cooper Hannah Arendt Ursula Le Guin N.K. Jemisin Beverly Cleary Sheri Tepper Jenny Lawson Kelly Sue Deconnick Emma Thompson (Yes, she’s a writer. Won […]
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Sign up to receive it in your inbox weekly. Anyone who's trudged through a writing course has inevitably...Show More Summary
Anyone who's trudged through a writing course has inevitably heard a thing or two about "finding your voice." People can spend their life's work struggling to determine how they want to portray themselves to the world. And then there...Show More Summary
This week, all of our content on the site is written by women. We'll update this table of contents page with links to new pieces as they go up. Essays Chaz Ebert's Introduction to Women Writers Week "Nora Ephron: An Appreciation" byShow More Summary
Nora Ephron has been portrayed on screen by Diane Keaton, Sandra Dee, Meryl Streep, and Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer. And that’s just the characters based on her life; her wit and insight are reflected in dozens of other characters...Show More Summary
Why did the “consummate over-sharer” tell almost no one about the illness that ultimately killed her? The key, suggests her son, may lie in one of her favorite quips: “When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh.”
How do you honor your mother's legacy? With clear eyes and a full heart. The post With HBO Documentary ‘Everything Is Copy,’ Nora Ephron’s Son Tests His Mother’s Mantra appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Nora Ephron documentary, Everything is Copy, directed by her son Jacob Bernstein, is a reminder of how groundbreaking she was in most everything she did — including building a stellar network of friends.Her first husband Dan Greenburg remembers his socially fearless ex wife, saying she would walk up to... More »
She made a considerable dent in the glass ceiling as a journalist, gave us insightful and pointedly witty essay collections, penned hree Oscar-nominated scripts and directed two of the most popular romantic comedies of our time, “Sleepless...Show More Summary
Feminist, writer, director, and mother of the modern rom-com, Nora Ephron passed away due to leukemia complications four years ago. Ephron was known for creating strong, female characters that "say it like it is" and her many published essays that do just that. Then why was she so secretive about her battle with such a severe…
This story was originally posted on October 5, 2015. Since Everything Is Copy premieres on HBO tonight, we've updated and republished the article. When Nora Ephron, the famed director, screenwriter, and essayist whose take-no-prisoners wit made her an icon for generations of women, passed away from complications of leukemia in... More »
In her articles, books and screenplays, Nora Ephron wrote with wit and candor about the most intimate of topics — her divorce, her parents' alcoholism, her small breasts. In "Everything Is Copy," a documentary premiering Monday night on HBO, Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein picks up the mantle of disclosure,...
No writer revealed more about her own life than Nora Ephron. But if everything is copy, why didnt she write about dying? A new HBO doc from her son searches for an answer.
“At the screening I attended, Jacob Bernstein said the thing that surprised him, going back through his mother’s work, was ‘how many people she whacked.’ I have wondered, reading and re-reading Ephron, if she always knew she was whacking them.”
Almost three years ago, Jacob Bernsten announced his plans to make a documentary about his late mother, Nora Ephron. In a quick blog at the time, I wrote that it would “make all of us cry.” After seeing it this past Tuesday, I can report that my prediction was correct. Read more...
Nora Ephron in 1960s Photo Credit: Dan Greenburg/Courtesy of HBO Nora Ephron, along with Joan Didion before her and Mary McCarthy before her, were my literary heroines, the Lit Supremes of the 20th century. Forget Emma Bovary and Anna...Show More Summary