A late writer/ director will be getting a documentary at HBO.
Nora Ephron’s son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, is developing an intimate portrait of his mother, who is known for films like “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail.”
The project is entitled “Everything is Copy,” after a lesson her screenwriter mother taught her early in life.
Nick Hooker and Bernstein will co- direct, and Matt Parker and Carly Hugo (producer on HBO’s “Hot Coffee”) will produce the HBO Documentary Films production. Graydon Carter, a “Vanity Fair” editor who did the film “9/11,” will be an exec producer.
Bernstein and HBO previously teamed for “His Way,” about legendary producer Jerry Weintraub.
Ephron was a journalist, novelist, playwright, director and screenwriter all at once. She died almost one year ago, on June 26, 2012.
Eprhon died at 71 of pneumonia, a complication from acute myeloid leukemia.
Bernstein wrote a lengthy “New York Times” piece, “Nora Ephron’s Final Act,” remembering his mother’s last days.
“Lucky Guy,” a play written by Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, recently made its Broadway debut. The play is about charismatic New York columnist Mike McAlary.