Maryann is an award-winning screenwriter, author, journalist, TV host, and president of Ridini Entertainment Corporation, a content creation, PR/Marketing & TV/Film Production Company that is committed to developing and producing content that inspires, entertains, educates, and uplifts. As s a screenwriter/producer and member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild West, Maryann is celebrated for co-producing/writing the award-winning, critically acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie, "The Lost Valentine," starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The night it aired, it became the highest rated Hallmark Hall of Fame movie in four years with over 15 million viewers tuning in, and it won CBS-TV the night in ratings; a position which it held for approximately five years. 1 The movie, which is still one of Hallmark Hall of Fame's top rated films of all time, is broadcast each year on The Hallmark Channel and plays on Hallmark's streaming channel, "Feeln." Considered a Hallmark Classic, "The Lost Valentine" is part of Hallmark's Gold Crown Edition DVD Collection. In addition to "The Lost Valentine," Maryann has developed, produced and written projects for such other companies as Showtime, PBS-TV, USA Networks, SyFy Channel, The Movie Channel, Cable News Network, Time Warner Cable, and many others. Currently, she serves as creator, writer, producer, and host of "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®," a healthy living and cooking series broadcast on PBS Television, DirecTV, DishTV and Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel). Maryann's "Simply Delicious Living" text and video column run in the online edition of the Ventura County Star. She also serves as creator, producer, writer, and reporter of, "Sustainable Ventura News," an environmental news program broadcast locally in Ventura with a print/video column component that runs online at VenturaCountyStar.com and in other media. Throughout her career, Maryann has worked as a freelance journalist contributing to a variety of national and regional newspapers and magazines. Her beats cover Food/Epicurean, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Women's Interest, and Business. A sampling of her credits, in addition to her columns at Ventura County Star, include Palm Springs Life Magazine (Food Editor/Writer), Los Angeles Magazine, Desert Magazine, Totally Local VC, Soap Opera Digest and Women in Film Publications. Maryann founded Ridini Entertainment Corporation (REC), a content creation, PR/Marketing & TV/Film Production Company in 1990 to combine her passions for writing, production, and marketing. Her company has helmed campaigns for such diverse brands as: NBC/Universal, The United States Olympic Committee (working with the GAMES, Olympic athletes and hopefuls), E! Entertainment Television, MIRA Publishing, McGraw Hill, Grand Central Publishing, Miss Universe, Inc., APWA (American Public Works Association), the City of Ventura, CA, Tempe, AZ, among others. Before forming REC, Maryann served as senior vice president for some Hollywood studios helming campaigns and projects for Paramount Television, Samuel Goldwyn Entertainment, NBC-TV, ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Fox, Warner Brothers, Stephen Cannell Productions, to name a few. Maryann is the author of the award-winning novel, "Lady in the Window" (SelectBooks, 2017), and the sequel book, "The Paradise Table" (SelectBooks, 2018). She is currently at work on the third book in the series. She is also the author of "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann® - Entrées." Find out more about Maryann at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com.