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Laura Ziskin

Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and Never Taking No For An Answer

Pamela Oas Williams | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Pamela Oas Williams

Inspired by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's missive, Laura Ziskin looked to prominent individuals within the African-American community to support us in breaking down the myth that films about African-American history don't have box office potential and don't "travel overseas."

5 Ways To Make A Difference On World Cancer Day

Katie Couric | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Katie Couric

It's World Cancer Day -- a moment in which we reach across borders and boundaries and unite in our shared quest to end a disease that claims the lives of nearly 8 million men, women and children every year. As somber a statistic as that is, there is cause for hope.

In Memory of Laura Ziskin: Her Legacy Lives On Through Stand Up to Cancer

Sherry Lansing | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Sherry Lansing

The courage and immediacy that Laura infused into everything she did continues to live on in all of us at Stand Up to Cancer. Because Laura Ziskin asked the question "why?" and acted on it, cancer research today is being done differently, all for the benefit of patients.

Laura Ziskin -- Yogini

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

Much has been written about Laura Ziskin's tragic passing, and every title she has been given describes her heroic nature: Producer, Writer, Charity Co-Founder, Wife and Mother. To that list I'd like to add "Yogini."

What Would Laura Do?

Sheila C. Johnson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Women
Sheila C. Johnson

Laura Ziskin never gave up. She always knew there was still so much good work left to do. For me, that positive, action-oriented spirit is Laura's most inspiring and enduring legacy. For our own journeys we should all ask ourselves, "What would Laura do?"

New Hollywood Heroes Honored

Tara Settembre | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

On Tuesday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel, Prevention Magazine awarded several "Hollywood Heroes," committed to using their celebrity for making a world of difference.

I Stand for Laura Ziskin

John Koch | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
John Koch

For all that Laura accomplished in show business, her legacy in the fight against cancer will be the most lasting.

Laura Ziskin's Immortality -- Through Her Words

Lynda Obst | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Lynda Obst

Laura was a force of nature, she was a natural, an authentic, un-self-conscious whirling dervish, who got more done in one day than most of us get done in a year.

Remembering Laura Ziskin

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Laura Ziskin's fierce, brave fight with breast cancer is over but she battles on through the organization she co-founded, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C.)

In Memory of Laura Ziskin

Jaime King | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Jaime King

I will never forget the day I was asked to meet with Laura Ziskin. My writing partner Taryn Southern and I strode across the Sony lot nervous, tickled pink by the opportunity and clutching our scripts.

When Laura Ziskin Fought David Fincher Over Abortion Joke

The Wrap Movies | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment

I met Laura Ziskin, who died on Sunday, numerous times, interviewing her for daily newspapers but also for my first book, "Rebels on the Backlot."...

Standing Up To Cancer: Celeb Survivors Speak Out

Laura Ziskin | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Ziskin

Today, we call on everyone affected by cancer to declare themselves: those of you actively in the fight or who have won the battle; and anyone who has watched this vicious disease take someone you love.

How George Clooney Got a Happy Ending From My Sloppy Seconds

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

Unless a play wins a Tony or a Pulitzer, chances are it won't get made into a feature film. So until a guy like me walks along, no one seems to bother.

In the Fight: Laura Ziskin

Julia Barry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Barry

My mother embraces the fears that come with any cancer diagnosis by turning the power of fear against its source. As we all joked when she was first diagnosed, "Cancer f***ed with the wrong person."