By now it’s no secret that we remember Nora Ephron fondly around here. So we’re pleased to hear that HBO has a documentary in the works on her life and career, spearheaded by her son Jacob, who wrote that moving essay about her in the New York Times a few weeks ago.
Ephron’s son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, is developing what is being billed as an intimate portrait of his mother, an acclaimed writer/director known for such films as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. He will direct and co-produce the project, titled Everything is Copy, which was a lesson that her mother, also a self-reflective screenwriter, had taught her early on.
Nick Hooker will join Bernstein as a co-director, while Matt Parker and Carly Hugo (a producer on HBO’s 2011 Hot Coffee doc) are attached as producers on the effort set up at HBO Documentary Films. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, who won both an Emmy and Peabody award for 9/11, is on board as an executive producer. Carter previously teamed with HBO on His Way, a documentary centered on legendary producer Jerry Weintraub.
Meanwhile, Ephron’s last work, the play Lucky Guy, opened on Broadway this week. Tom Hanks broke down during the curtain call. Miss you, Nora.