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The Women’s Media Center Mourns the Death of Nora Ephron

June 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women’s Media Center mourns the loss of Nora Ephron, a gifted director, producer, screenwriter, playwright and author  – who thrived in a film world that continues to be dominated by men.

“In a film world where only 5 percent of directors are women and 14% of writers are women, Nora broke barriers,” said Julie Burton, President of the Women’s Media Center.  “She gave voice and presence to women – paving the way and reminding us that we should be the heroine of our lives.  She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with her family.”

The Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem. The Women’s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media. It does this through media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring for sexism, creating original content, training women and girls to participate in media, and connecting women experts with the media. The Center has offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

For more information, contact Cristal Williams Chancellor, Media Relations Manager, cristal@womensmediacenter.com or 202-587-1636.