Jacob Bernstein

Journalist Jacob Bernstein made a critically praised debut as filmmaker with "Everything is Copy" (2015), a documentary portrait of his mother, the Oscar-nominated writer and director Nora Ephron. Born August 22, 1978 ... Read more »
Born: 08/22/1978

Filmography

Director (1)

Everything is Copy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Everything is Copy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Writer (1)

Everything is Copy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Journalist Jacob Bernstein made a critically praised debut as filmmaker with "Everything is Copy" (2015), a documentary portrait of his mother, the Oscar-nominated writer and director Nora Ephron. Born August 22, 1978, Bernstein was the son of journalist and screenwriter-director Nora Ephron and the award-winning journalist Carl Bernstein, who helped to break the Watergate scandal for <i>The Washington Post</i>. Following his parents' divorce in 1980, Bernstein and his brother, musician Max Bernstein, were raised jointly by both parents, who subsequently remarried. Bernstein studied English at Vassar College and after working briefly as a production assistant on his mother's 1998 comedy "You've Got Mail," moved into journalism. He contributed features and media coverage to numerous major publications, including <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>New York</i> magazine, <i>Rolling Stone</i> and The Daily Beast website. Following Ephron's death in 2012, Bernstein began compiling material for what would eventually become the documentary "Everything is Copy." The film, co-directed by Nick Hooker, interviewed many of his mother's peers and collaborators, including Mike Nichols and actress Meryl Streep, and as well as his father, who spoke about the affair that broke up their marriage and served as the basis for Ephron's 1983 novel <i>Heartburn</i>

Relationships

Nora Ephron Actor

Mother
Born May 19, 1941

EDUCATION

Vassar College

Milestones

2015

Made directorial debut with the documentary "Everything is Copy," about his mother, Nora Ephron

Bonus Trivia

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He excluded his stepfather, Nicholas Pileggi, and brother Max from the documentary, believing that the experience would be too painful. Max later gave a positive response to the film.

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Had to convince his father, Carl Bernstein, to appear in the film.

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Credits a childhood spent reading and appreciating books with his mother as one of the primary motivations for him to become a writer.

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The film's title is taken from a quote from his mother, and means that no detail in a story should be overlooked.

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