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Daryn's Story


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Daryn's Story


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Daryn won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for her pilot Weight!

 
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Daryn's story...

I am a born and raised Jersey girl who grew up writing and dancing, while loving on classic movies and TV shows, reading biographies, and playing music at an absurd decibel level, a trait passed down from my conga-playing dad. At 14, I sang in a choir behind Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall and again at 15, behind Jose Carreras, because sometimes crazy things like that happen.

After college, I moved to LA to study screenwriting at UCLA, where I wept as I drove past the Hollywood sign like evvveeerrrryone. But being a total Carrie Bradshaw-Liz Lemon, I returned to the east coast and took survival jobs as a paralegal at financial firms in New York City during the economic crisis, a sidetrack which led me to write "Downsized," a web series about life for several New Yorkers during the economic crisis, so.... win? "Downsized" was first released in 2009 and got a lot of love from critics, and I cried, because yeah. I was even nominated for a Writers Guild Award, whaaaat?! I was also a contributing writer on the Emmy Award winning series "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" created by Bernie Su and Hank Green.

I then transitioned from paralegal-with-a-side-gig-as-an-aspiring-writer to digital producer/ content marketing gal. In 2010, frustrated with how hard it was to find online videos made by women, I launched a blog "Digital Chick TV" to champion the work of all the amazing female creators in online video, which led me to AOL to oversee the digital content marketing strategy surrounding the PBS broadcast of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America." I met Gloria Steinem and have never been the same. Since then, I've worked as a producer and digital content marketing strategist for many media companies and ad agencies, producing original series, live events, and interactive experiences.

In 2015, I finally released my second scripted project "Weight," a dramedy about life after extreme reality TV weight loss, for which I won my first Writers Guild Award! And that gets us to now!

Stay tuned to Weight's Facebook page for updates on the series.

 
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Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer

 

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Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer

 

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Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer, and Co-Star

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DOWNSIZED

Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer, and Co-Star