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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.
Her sassy, touching, and relatable voice first received notice in 2009 when her web series "Downsized" launched as part of of the first wave of scripted web series. The critically acclaimed series, inspired by Daryn's experiences working as a paralegal at financial firms during the economic crisis, ran online from 2009-2012 and was recognized by numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, Indiewire, Fast Company, and The Guardian as one of the pioneering scripted web series, earning Daryn a 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD nomination the second year after the category was created. In 2015, she released a comedy pilot "Weight" online, for which she received the WRITERS GUILD AWARD for Short Form Original New Media in February 2016.
Her other digital credits include being a writer on the EMMY AWARD winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which has more than 75 million views on YouTube. She created Day Off, a modernized, social media take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for Vine and YouTube featuring teen social media stars Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, and Lauren Giraldo for Former MTV Chief Judy McGrath's digital venture Astronauts Wanted and Sony Music, which has over 2.5 million views on YouTube. She oversaw the programming on AOL's video platform MAKERS.com and led the digital and social content strategy behind the TV broadcast of MAKERS: Women Who Make America on PBS, launching the most successful social content activation in AOL history, a #1 US trend on Twitter during Primetime hours. She is a long-time writer/ producer of DigitasLBi’s NewFront, the anchor event of the NewFronts, and also 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.