Read about MANK, the movie, along with THE BROTHERS MANKIEWICZ, the book:

Vulture, New York Magazine. See the movie, read the book: “What to Read, Watch, and Listen to If You’re Obsessed With Mank on Netflix”

The Current, Sydney interviews David Fincher:  “The Man in the Wings: David Fincher on the Shadowy Life of Herman Mankiewicz”

Variety. David Fincher mentions Sydney’s interview (15 minutes):  “Ben Affleck Reunites With ‘Gone Girl’ Director David Fincher, Accuses Him of Making a Movie With Heart”

Literary Hub, Sydney writes about Mank:  “The Mankiewicz Brothers’ Biographer Weighs in on David Fincher’s Mank”

Publisher’s Weekly, Sydney on seeing her subjects on screen:  “Appreciating the Success of ‘Mank'”

Classic Movie Musts Podcast, Sydney & host Max Baril discuss Mank, scene by scene


Drawing on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands, The Brothers Mankiewicz provides a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, loves, work, and relationship between these complex men.

Last year Sydney joined host Ben Mankiewicz and Joe Mankiewicz’s daughter, Alex, for a three-night Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Mankiewicz Family Weekend of programming.


Afterward Sydney appeared (on Twitter) from Turner Classic Movies in Atlanta:

What surprised you when you wrote the book?

Which movie best embodies the Mankiewicz wit?

Click here for Sydney on podcasts talking about the Mankiewiczes and their movies.

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about Sydney

Sydney Ladensohn Stern is a New York-based freelance writer who has contributed to the New York Times and many other publications.

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