Often thought of as one of the quintessential New Yorkers, it is perhaps only appropriate that the late Nora Ephron will be saluted by the Writers Guild of America, East with a special tribute during the group's awards ceremony this Sunday.
Ephorn’s writing has been seen as deeply influential on the contemporary romantic comedy and the portrayal of modern women in movies.
A journalist, author, screenwriter and director, Ephron died in New York City in June 2012. She was nominated for the Writers Guild of America award four times, presented with a WGA career achievement award and was nominated for the Academy Award for original screenplay three times.
Among her best known works are the screenplays for “Silkwood,” “Heartburn” (based on her novel about the breakup of her marriage to Carl Bernstein) and “When Harry Met Sally.” Among the films written and directed by Ephron were “Sleepless In Seattle,” You’ve Got Mail” and “Julie And Julia.”