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Strauss, Daryn headshot2011.jpg




award-winning writer. producer. director.



Daryn Wins a Writers Guild Award

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press for weight.

"Razor sharp... Great premise." -- Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
"Weighty... painfully funny." -- Michael Logan, TV Insider

2016 Writers Guild Award Winner

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press for downsized.

"The best of the straight-ahead dramas (on the web)"--  Los Angeles Times
"A touching dramedy." -- Fast Company
"Made for grown-ups in a grown-up way."--  Los Angeles Times
"Touching... darkly funny." -- Boston Globe

2012 Writers Guild Award Nominee

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Daryn Strauss is a WRITERS GUILD AWARD winning writer, producer, and director, who has won numerous digital publishing awards on projects that have garnered over a hundred 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. She was previously nominated for a WRITERS GUILD AWARD for her web series Downsized, a dramedy 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. Other producing/ writing/ performing credits include the EMMY AWARD winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (75 million+ views on YouTube), EMMY AWARD nominated MAKERS for AOL/ PBS (40 million+ views and a #1 trending topic on Twitter), #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 for Astronauts Wanted/ Sony Music (2.5 million+ views), and Then We Got Help from Better Call Saul/ Preacher star Julie Ann Emery. She has 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.