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Nora Ephron’s son to direct HBO documentary about his mother


 

Jacob Bernstein, Nora Ephron’s son from her second marriage with journalist Carl Bernstein, will direct and produce a documentary for HBO about his mother, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The “intimate portrait” of the woman who was a jack of all writerly trades–journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and blogger–is called Everything is Copy and will be executive produced by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.

Ephron, who wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplays for Silkwood and When Harry Met Sally and wrote and directed Sleepless in Seatle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie and Julia, among many others, passed away last June at the age of 71 from pneumonia, a complication arising from acute myeloid leukemia. Ephron first learned of  the condition in 2006 but kept it hidden for many years from both family members and friends.

Her son Jacob recently wrote a touching tribute in the New York Times called, “Nora Ephron’s Final Act” where he recounts his mother’s final moments and the innumerable way he’s missed her since.

And if you haven’t seen Ephron presenting Meryl Streep with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2006, you must:


 
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