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Lady In The Window with Maryann Ridini Spencer & The Forever Letter with Elana Zaiman

October 6, 201773 min
Lady In The Window with Maryann Ridini Spencer

Maryann Ridini Spencer is an award-winning screenwriter/producer, author, food and lifestyle journalist, and TV host (SimplyDeliciousLiving). She has executive produced/produced movies and series for such networks as Showtime, SyFy, The Movie Channel, USA Networks, Time Warner Cable, and the foreign theatrical market. Maryann is celebrated for co- producing/writing the teleplay for the Hallmark Hall of Fame CBS-TV World Premiere of “The Lost Valentine” (based on the novel by James Michael Pratt), starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Upon its debut in 2011, the award-winning film won CBS-TV the night in ratings with over 15 million peopled tuning and became Hallmark Hall of Fame’s highest rated film in four years. Now considered a Hallmark Classic, the film airs each year on the Hallmark Channel and is part of Hallmark’s Gold Crown DVD Collector’s Edition.

The Forever Letter with Elana Zaiman

Elana Zaiman is the first woman rabbi from a family spanning six generations of rabbis. She’s also a chaplain and a writer. Elana travels throughout the U.S. and Canada as a scholar-in-residence, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Her most sought-after topic: forever letters. Her venues: synagogues, churches, interfaith-gatherings, social service agencies, geriatric residencies, law firms, women’s organizations, private salons, and elder-law, health-care, and financial and estate-planning conferences. Her writing has been published in: The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, Post Road, The Beloit Fiction Journal, and other venues. Her book, The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe For Those We Love was released by Llewellyn Worldwide on September 2017.

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