Awards & Honors

Recent Awards & Honors

Maryann receives BRAVO’s 2016 “Visionary of the Year Award”

2017 Best Book Awards – “Lady in the Window,” a novel by Maryann Ridini Spencer  (SelectBooks, 2017), is honored as the WINNER in the “Fiction: Romance” Category and a Finalist in the “Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Literature” Category by the 2017 Best Book Awards sponsored by the American Book Fest.

2017 WAVE Awards –  “Simply Delicious Living with Maryann,®” a cooking series hosted by Maryann featuring healthy, easy-to-make recipes & joyous living inspirations, took home 2 awards (Best TV Series and Best Instructional/DIY Series) having been nominated for 3 awards at the 2017 WAVE Awards held by Alliance For Community Media (West Region), which recognizes the best TV and new media programming from thousands of entries covering a 6 state western region (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico). WAVE winners are recognized in Community Media, Commercial TV and Film for their excellent productions. “Sustainable Ventura News” (produced & reported by Maryann) was also nominated.

2016 W3 Silver Award for Website Excellence ( from The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)

2016 “Official Selection” (Original Screenplay “To Jeffrey with Love” screenplay by Maryann Ridini Spencer), at the International Family Film Festival (

2016  “Visionary of the Year” Award/Maryann Ridini Spencer, 17th Annual BRAVO AWARDS (National Association of Women Business Owners)

2015 CAPS Media Award for Production Excellence (Maryann Ridini Spencer/”Simply Delicious Living” and “Sustainable Ventura News”)

2013 CAPPIE Award (CAPS Media) for “Variety” Series Production Excellence (“Simply Delicious Living” TV Series)

2012 Movieguide Award, Faith & Freedom Award “The Lost Valentine” (starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt, co-produced/written by Maryann Ridini Spencer, CBS-TV/Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions in Association with Ridini Entertainment)

2013 Business in Excellence Award, Ridini Entertainment Corporation, Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce

For a complete list of awards, contact Ridini Entertainment at  (818) 884-0104