Contact: Janet Mendelsohn
March 18, 1996
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Writer, film director, and producer Nora Ephron will return to her alma mater on Monday, June 3 to address the Class of 1996 at Wellesley College's 118th Commencement exercises. The ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the Academic Quadrangle.
Long before receiving an Academy Award nomination for her screenplay, "Sleepless in Seattle," Nora Ephron's writing for The New York Post, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine, revealed wry and perceptive observations of relationships between women and men which helped readers laugh. In addition to "Sleepless in Seattle (co-written with David Ward and Jeff Arch), she has received Academy Award nominations for Best Original screenplay for the romantic comedy, "When Harry Met Sally...;" and for the real-life drama, "Silkwood," (co-written with Alice Arlen). She also earned screenwriting credits for "Heartburn," adapted from her novel of the same name; and for "Cookie" (also with Arlen); "My Blue Heaven;" "This Is My Life;" and "Mixed Nuts" (co-written with her sister Delia Ephron). She is the author of two books of essays, "Crazy Salad," and "Scribble, Scribble."
Nora Ephron graduated from Wellesley College in 1962 with a B.A. in political science. She is currently on location directing and producing her latest romantic comedy, "Michael," which she also co-wrote.