There's an old saying, "The play's the thing." It can't be more true, even in our modern world where anyone with a video camera can produce a video with amazing visual effects.
However, you can have a great bunch of actors, a great director, great effects and if the words just aren't there, it won't work.
Writing is the seed of a production. Sometime the writer has the concept his or herself, builds a script around it and then shops it around. Other times there's a story in the works, and it's the screenwriter's job to tell the story with pages of dialogue.
Daryn Strauss, creator and writer of the series pilot Weight starring Emmy winner Martha Byrne, was nominated for a 2015 Writer's Guild Award for Weight (for Original Short Form New Media). This is her second nomination, having been nominated in the past for Downsized, a webseries about ordinary people getting, well, "downsized". Daryn wrote, produced and starred in this. With a dancing background, Daryn is also at ease in front of the camera, looking I may add, a bit like a younger Helen Hunt.
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|Director Frederick King Keller and Dayrn Strauss on the set of Weightthseries.com|
Weight was directed by veteran Hollywood director Frederick King Keller (Blue Bloods, CSI, etc.). Also starring in Weight is Alison Smith (Kate and Allie, West Wing) and Bradley White (Mad about You).