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 made her mark in the digital world and emerged as an expert in online video and digital content production, winning numerous digital publishing awards. Her first web series "Downsized," a dramedy which followed the absurdities of life for several middle class New Yorkers during the economic crisis, 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, earning Daryn a 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD nomination the second year after the category was created. In 2016, she won the 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. Other projects she has worked on include the EMMY AWARD winning transmedia series "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" (75 million+ views on YouTube, Amazon & iTunes), "Day Off," a social media take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for Vine and YouTube for Astronauts Wanted/ Sony Music (2.5 million+ views on YouTube) and AOL's multi-platform series MAKERS, which aired on PBS and (40 million+ views on and a #1 trending topic on Twitter). She has served as a writer/ producer for several Newfronts. Most recently, she served as the producer for the digital companion experience to NBCUniversal's 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall.