Writers’ Self Defense

“Most directors, I discovered, need to be convinced that the screenplay they’re going to direct has something to do with them. And this is a tricky thing if you write screenplays where women have parts that are equal to or greater than the male part. And I thought, ‘Why am I out there looking for directors?’ — because you look at a list of directors, it’s all boys. It certainly was when I started as a screenwriter. So I thought, ‘I’m just gonna become a director and that’ll make it easier.’”

– Nora Ephron


Nora Ephron (1941-2012)  (Writer/Director)  When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, Julie and Julia

Nora Ephron unedited interview for Dreams on Spec. (26 minutes)

Nora Ephron NYT Obit

Feminism needs plenty of what she’s having. The Guardian June 27, 2012

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