award-winning writer, producer, director and digital chick.
Daryn Strauss is a WRITERS GUILD AWARD winning writer, producer, director, and “digital chick” who has won numerous awards on projects that have garnered over 250 million views.
She was the recipient of the 2016 WRITERS GUILD AWARD for Original New Media for Weight, her online comedy about life after reality TV weight loss, which she created, wrote, and executive produced through her production company Digital Chick, named after her popular blog. She was previously nominated for a WRITERS GUILD AWARD for her web series Downsized, which was recognized by numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, Indiewire, Fast Company, and The Guardian as one of the best series on the web. For Astronauts Wanted and Sony Music, she created and executive produced #DayOff, a social media take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for Vine and YouTube featuring internet stars Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, and Lauren Giraldo (2.5 million+ views). With a knack for tapping into the internet zeitgeist, she has also worked as a writer and/ or producer on numerous other trending projects including the EMMY AWARD winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (75 million+ views on YouTube alone), EMMY AWARD nominated MAKERS for AOL which aired on PBS and MAKERS.com (40 million+ views and a #1 trending topic on Twitter), the virtual #WaterBalloonFight launched by Studio71 to 131 million social impressions in one week, and Then We Got Help, an online comedy series from Better Call Saul/ Preacher star Julie Ann Emery in which she had a two-episode guest arc. She also served as the producer for the digital companion experience to NBCUniversal's 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall and many star-studded NewFront events.