"Razor sharp... Great premise." -- Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
"Weighty... painfully funny." -- Michael Logan, TV Insider
"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
Daryn Strauss is a writer, producer, and director who took home 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 in 2012 for her critically acclaimed, pioneering 2009-2012 web series Downsized, a dramedy inspired by her experiences working as a paralegal at financial firms during the economic crisis, which has been recognized as one of the best scripted series on the web by numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, Indiewire, Fast Company, and The Guardian.
Other digital projects she has worked on include: the EMMY AWARD winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which has more than 75 million views on YouTube; Day Off, a modernized, social media take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for Vine and YouTube featuring teen social media stars (Astronauts Wanted/ Sony Music), which has over 2.5 million views on YouTube; and the multi-platform documentary series MAKERS (AOL, PBS), with more than 40 million views on MAKERS.com surrounding the MAKERS: Women Who Make America broadcast on PBS. She is a long-time writer/ producer of DigitasLBi’s NewFront, the anchor event of the NewFronts, and serves as a digital producer for NBCUniversal.
Daryn is best known for her 2010-2012 blog “Digital Chick TV” which celebrated the work of female online video creators.