Daphna Edwards Ziman

Daphna Ziman is a filmmaker, founder of a music label, philanthropist and author living in Beverly Hills, CA. She is known internationally and in the Halls of Power in Washington, DC, for her creative and unusually successful work on behalf of saving abandoned children.President of Edwards Entertainment International, an independent film and television production company, Ziman works as a writer, producer and director. Her latest film Footsteps debuted on Showtime. There is pre-release buzz that her new book The Gray Zone (Greenleaf Book Group, 2011) is going into production as a motion picture that will be starring one of the top five leading men in Hollywood.Ziman’s passion outside of her day job is helping at-risk and foster youth. Her first-hand experience, having adopted her daughter after rescuing her from a homeless shelter, inspired her debut novel The Gray Zone. As the founder and chairperson of Children Uniting Nations, a 501(c)3 charity that provides foster children with devoted, non-paid mentors, she successfully lobbied to amend the Family Preservation Act, ensuring safety of children returning home after foster care.The authenticity of The Gray Zone came from Ziman’s interaction working on behalf and directly with a number of girls in foster homes over the years. She has worked and traveled tirelessly to fix the flaws of the child protective system.Ziman, who also serves on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Institute International and is a Chairperson of ABC LOVE (Adoption Brings Children Love), has been recognized with these honorable awards, among many others:• Jacqueline Kennedy Award by JFK University• Women of Achievement Award by North American Council for Adoptable Children• Uniting Children of the World Award by the Child Welfare League of America• Peace & Tolerance Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Advocacy• Spirit of Compassion Award presented by the Aviva Family and Children Services• Spirit of Life Award by L.A.’s City of Hope• Blue Skies Award by Penny Lane CenterThis movie mogul turned author is currently working on her second book, The Final Punch.

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