Nora Ephron: Creator of the Modern Rom Com

If your plans for Valentine’s Day include a classic romantic comedy, chances are you’ll also be spending your evening with Nora Ephron

Writer, humorist, and director Nora Ephron is credited with being the creator of the modern rom-com. Her long list of hit films includes “When Harry Met Sally,”Sleepless in Seattle,” and “You’ve Got Mail.”

But how did Nora’s own heartbreak lead to her bestselling first novel and subsequent film? What connection did she have to both JFK and Watergate? And what were some behind-the-scenes stories about Nora shared by co-workers such as Meryl Streep and Rob Reiner?

Join us for this fascinating tribute to the Queen of the Rom-Com, Nora Ephron.

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Show Notes for Episode 75!


Academy of Achievement: Nora Ephron

Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on and in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- The Theatre Downstream- “The Why Not Philosophy”-

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