Daryn Strauss is a WRITERS GUILD AWARD winning writer, producer, director, and digital media pioneer who has won numerous awards on projects that have garnered over 250 million views.
She is best known for her pioneering, critically acclaimed 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. She was nominated for a WRITERS GUILD AWARD for the series in 2012. 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.
Her work also includes “#DAYOFF” featuring digital stars Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, and Lauren Giraldo for Former MTV Chief Judy McGrath’s Astronauts Wanted & Sony Music. She served as the programming director for the EMMY nominated program “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” (narrated by Meryl Streep) which aired on PBS with a companion experience on MAKERS.com, leading the biggest social media activation in AOL history. She was also part of the writing team of the EMMY-winning series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”.
On the live events side, she has produced star-studded programming for live events (and their digital content experiences) for NBCUniversal, AOL, PBS, Studio71, Federated Media, 4A’s and more. She served as the producer for the digital companion experience to NBCUniversal's 2017 Upfront campaign and livestream from Radio City Music Hall, the “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” red carpet premiere at Lincoln Center, and several star-studded NewFronts featuring Heidi Klum, Meredith Vieira, Rashida Jones, Andy Cohen, and Gloria Steinem, live performances from Timbaland and Betty Who, and chief executives from NBCUniversal, Hulu, New York Times, VICE Media, BuzzFeed, iHeart, and more.
She has multiple projects in development.
Digital Chick is an award-winning production and content company founded by Writers Guild Award winning digital pioneer Daryn Strauss, specializing in digital and multi-platform content with strong women at the center. Projects have garnered a Writers Guild Award, critical acclaim from the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, IndieWire, and other major publications, millions of views and social media impressions, and named as one of YouTube's Top 10 Made-for-the-Web Shows.
For content strategy, writing, programming and production on the branded side, clients have included 4A’s, Fullscreen, Studio71, Federated Media, Digitas, BBH, NBCUniversal, Astronauts Wanted, and Sony Music.
Winner, Writers Guild Award (2016) for Weight
Nominee, Writers Guild Award (2012) for Downsized
(Awarded on behalf of)
Winner, ProMaxBDA Award (2017), on behalf of NBCUniversal
Winner, Digiday Publishing Award (2013), on behalf of AOL's MAKERS
(Projects worked on awarded)
Winner, Emmy Award (2013), The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Nominee, Emmy Award (2013), MAKERS: Women Who Make America