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Danny Passman, President & Founder 


In May 2010, Danny founded Crybaby Media.  As a development executive at VH1 and fuse, he was responsible for discovering fresh comedy talent for Best Week Ever and also developed several series such as Whitest Kids U' Know and Pants Off Dance Off.  In the digital media space, Danny was the Global Head of Programming & Content Acquisition at Joost after serving as Senior Creative Director at Dailymotion.  He is a (not so recent) graduate of Boston University. 

Jason Franks, Director of Development


Jason recently joined the Crybaby team in 2019 after stints at Banca Studio (Flea Market Flip, HGTV; Deal with It with Howie Mandel, TBS) and Asylum Entertainment (30 for 30, ESPN; Origins, National Geographic; In Ice Cold Blood, Oxygen; Celebrity Animal Encounters, Animal Planet). He began his career at WME, first working in the mailroom, before moving up to the agency's non-scripted television department. Jason is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Leo West, Development Coordinator


Leo is a recent graduate of Temple University’s Media Studies and Production program. A native to Philly, Leo was very excited for the opportunity to move across the country to work for Crybaby. His favorite TV shows are The Real Housewives (every city except Potomac—no shade), The Great British Baking Show, and Chopped