In 2000, she started Elm Films and worked as a DVD producer, creating many of the special bonus features that DVD fans came to love like featurettes and commentary tracks. She also supervised the restoration and transfer of classic foreign and art films from 35mm films to HD video.
As the popularity of DVDs waned, Maryann and Elm Films shifted towards production of educational films for colleges and universities which included the personal projects, Running in High Heels, and more recently, the Secret Maps Project, a suite of films for grief counselors as well as those who have experienced a loss of a loved one. You can see more about her personal work at survivingloss.org. Her educational film work has now evolved into the modern medium of explainer videos.