Writers Guild Paying Tribute to Nora Ephron at 2013 Awards

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Nora Ephron died June 26 at age 71 after a battle with leukemia. The celebrated writer-director is best known for penning the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally (1989) and then writing and directing Sleepless in Seattle (1989) and You've Got Mail (1998). Most recently, she directed 2009's Julie & Julia, which starred her frequent collaborator Meryl Streep as Julia Child.

Nora Ephron will be honored at Sunday's East Coast ceremony for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.

The WGA East announced Wednesday that author Meg Wolitzer will lead the tribute to the late screenwriter, director, playwright, author and longtime guild member at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club.

"At this year’s Writers Guild Awards East Coast ceremony, we will mark the passing of one of our most distinguished and creative members," said WGA East president Michael Winship. "Nora Ephron’s life and body of work were those of a quintessential New Yorker, but not only did she embody the sophistication, wit and energy of our city, she was also a loyal union member who walked the picket line and talked the talk on behalf of all her fellow writers."

Ephron, whose biggest screenwriting credits include Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally ... and Sleepless in Seattle, died in June 2012 of complications resulting from leukemia. She received the WGA's Ian McClellan Hunter Award for her motion picture work in 2003.

The tribute is set to include video with clips of Ephron’s characteristic style from her many films and television interviews.

The West Coast iteration of the WGA Awards, also taking place Sunday, will be held at the JW Marriott at LA Live.