Screenwriters and television writers are an overworked bunch… so they cut loose on Twitter.
Screenwriters And TV Writers Are Great Tweeters
When they’re not breaking down story lines or punching up jokes, screenwriters can be fofund procrastinating on Twitter, tweeting behind the scenes looks on their shows, their thoughts on the movie business, and commentary on current events.
Here is a list of the top 75 screenwriters and television writers on Twitter to follow to help give you some insight into what it’s like to write to work in the film industry in 140 characters or less.
75. BenDavid Grabinski
BenDavid Grabinski is a screenwriter best known for the 2015 film Skiptrace. Grabinski’s Twitter consists mostly of thoughts on films as well as topical jokes on current events. Grabinski is also known for his work on Cost of Living.
Uhhhhhhh I never read AMERICAN GODS and didn't even know the premise so after watching that pilot I feel like I was struck by lightening
— BenDavid Grabinski (@bdgrabinski) May 1, 2017
74. Ildy Modrovich
Ildy Modrovich currently serves as an executive producer and writer for Lucifer. She often tweets about shenanigans that go on in the Lucifer writer’s room as well as thoughts about show business in general. In the past, Modrovich has worked on shows such as Necessary Roughness, CSI: Miami, Eleventh Hour, and Californication.
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) May 2, 2017
73. Charles Roger
Charles Roger is a writer and director best known for Fort Tilden which won the SXSW Grand Jury Award in 2014. Roger’s Twitter consists of insights into show business, anecdotes, and behind the scenes updates on the TBS series Search Party. In the past, Rogers has also worked on such films as Autumn Whispers and Oysters Rockerfeller.
— Charles Rogers (@gcharlesrogers) February 14, 2017
72. Derek Simon
Derek Simon currently serves as a writer on CW’s Supergirl. Simon’s Twitter consists of an eclectic mix of story pitches, sports commentary, and insight into show business. In the past, Simon has worked on shows such as Graceland and The Americans.
tfw ur coworkers think they're trolling u but the Mets r really trolling themselves pic.twitter.com/zJs5nWzn2P
— Derek Simon (@DerekSimonID4) April 27, 2017
71. Brandon Margolis
Brandon Margolis currently serves as an editor and writer on NBC’s The Blacklist. His tweets consist of a behind the scenes look at writing for NBC, live tweeting shows, and interactions with fans. In the past, Margolis has worked on shows ranging from Nurse Jackie to Parks and Recreation to The Office.
— Brandon Margolis (@BrandonMargolis) April 21, 2017
70. Ryan Condal
Ryan Condal is a writer and producer best known for the 2014 film Hercules. Condal’s Twitter features a behind the scenes look on the set of the TV series Colony, as well as tweets about sports, music and other current events. Condal is also known for writing The Sixth Gun and Plurality.
Tonight's episode of #Colony breaks the mold a little bit. It's a concept episode, and was really fun to conceive, write, and produce.
— Ryan Condal (@WrathOfCondal) March 23, 2017
69. Sarah Carbiener
Sarah Carbiener currently serves as a writer for Rick and Morty. When not tweeting about driving in LA, Sarah provides her humorous thoughts on a multitude of topics ranging from The West Wing to Comic-Con.
I love tackling new challenges head on so treating my first ulcer is gonna be a real thrill.
— Sarah Carbiener (@notanothersarah) May 2, 2017
68. Lilla Zuckerman
Lilla Zuckerman is a writer and producer best known for her work on Suits and Fringe. Her tweets are a mix of political commentary, thoughts about everyday life, and insight into various films and TV shows. In the past, Zuckerman has also worked on Haven and Human Target.
— Lilla Zuckerman (@lillazuck) April 26, 2017
67. Paula Yoo
Currently supervising producer and writer for CW’s Supergirl, Yoo posts an eclectic mix of news about the show, books she’s written, violin covers, and what life is like for a writer in LA. In the past, Yoo has served as a writer for Mozart in the Jungle, Eureka, and The West Wing.
66. Stephen Adly Gurgis
Though widely regarded as a playwright, Stephen Adly Gurgis currently works as a writer and executive producer on Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series The Get Down. Gurgis’s Twitter contains glimpses of the New York theater scene as well as a behind the scenes look at the process of making The Get Down. Gurgis is also known for writing The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, and Between Riverside and Crazy for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.
I don't see Theater like I should. Or film & TV. So, often I don't know shit. But I learned shit today — @LCancelmi is an excellent actor!
— Stephen Adly Guirgis (@CookieRiverside) April 23, 2017
65. Zak Penn
Zak Penn is a writer, producer, and director best known for his work on The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, and X-Men. Penn’s Twitter consists mainly of behind the scenes looks at being on set, as well as thoughts on show business in general. Penn is also known for his work on X-Men 2, Elektra, and Inspector Gadget.
Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it's a brilliant idea that generates great stories.
— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) March 17, 2017
64. Aline Brosh McKenna
Aline Brosh McKenna is a showrunner, writer, producer, and director best known for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Annie, and The Devil Wears Prada. McKenna frequently tweets about shennanigans that go on behind the scenes on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as well as her thoughts on current events. McKenna is also known for her work on 27 Dresses, Morning Glory, and We Bought a Zoo.
— Aline Brosh McKenna (@alinebmckenna) May 3, 2017
63. Joshua Safran
Currently the showrunner, executive producer, and writer of ABC’s Quantico, Joshua Safran somehow still manages to find the time to tweet at MoMA about their movie screening times. His Twitter consists of jokes that poke fun at the experience of being a showrunner, as well as other information and insights about the show he’s currently working on. In the past, Safran has also worked as a writer on Gossip Girl as well as a showrunner for the 2nd season of Smash.
Ps. Network tv ages you a decade a season. No joke.
— Joshua Safran (@Anthologist) April 20, 2017
62. Mark Altman
Mark Altman is a writer, director, and producer best known for his work on Castle. Altman’s Twitter consists of tweets about Star Trek and science fiction, as well as thoughts on show business and current events. Altman is also known for his work on Femme Fatales, Agent X, and The Librarians.
— Mark A. Altman (@markaaltman) August 23, 2016
61. Nkechi Okoro
Nkechi Okoro is a writer, producer, and actress best known for her work on Rosewood and Bones. Okoro’s Twitter consists of tweets about the shows she’s working on as well as thoughts on current events. In the past Okoro has also worked on A Breath of Fresh Air with Jon and Nkechi and The Finder.
— Nkechi Okoro (@kech99) March 31, 2017
60. Gennifer Hutchison
Gennifer Hutchison currently serves as a writer and producer on Better Call Saul. Her Twitter is filled with painfully accurate descriptions of what it’s like to be a writer as well as commentary on current events. In the past, Hutchinson has written for shows such as The Strain and Breaking Bad where she wrote Walter White’s infamous “I am the one who knocks” monologue.
Today is another reminder that deadlines are the greatest of all muses.
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) April 26, 2017
59. Prentice Penny
Prentice Penny is an award-winning writer, producer, director, and showrunner best known for his work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Insecure and Upscale with Prentice Penny. Penny’s Twitter consists of fan interaction as well as thoughts on current events. In the past, Penny has worked on shows such as Scrubs, Girlfriends, and Happy Endings.
— Prentice Penny (@The_A_Prentice) May 2, 2017
58. Karey Dornetto
Karey Dornetto is a multiple Emmy Award nominated writer and producer best known for her work on South Park, Portlandia, and Community. Dornetto’s Twitter consists of a mix of jokes, sports commentary, and updates about the shows she’s currently working on. In the past, Dornetto has also worked on Arrested Development, Kroll Show, and Mulaney.
question for straight women: have you actually ever had wine through a straw? if so, am i missing out?
— karey dornetto (@kareydornetto) February 3, 2017
57. Jon Spaihts
Jon Spaihts is a writer and producer best known for his work on Prometheus and Dr. Strange. Spaiht’s Twitter consists of a mix of screenwriting advice, promotional materials, and commentary on current events. In the past, Spaihts is also known for his work on The Darkest Hour and Career Girl.
The profound joy of realizing that a scene can be cut entirely. #screenwriting
— Jon Spaihts (@jonspaihts) April 5, 2017
56. Wendy Molyneux
Formerly a writer on the Megan Mullally show, Wendy Molyneux currently serves as the executive story editor, writer, and producer of the hit animated show Bob’s Burgers on which her sister also serves as a writer. In 2015, Wendy set up a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $10,000 for childhood cancer research. The fundraiser began as a joke after Wendy told her husband that someone would have to pay her to see Entourage, but eventually raised more than $14,000. Molyneux’s Twitter also features hilarious commentary on current events, motherhood, and Donald Drumpf.
I take a lot of comfort in knowing that when The Handmaid's Tale becomes real I'll 100% be a Martha until I get brutally executed. #bread
— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) May 1, 2017
55. Sarah Treem
Sarah Treem is an Emmy Award winning executive producer who currently serves as showrunner for The Affair. Treem tweets about the stresses and victories that come with being a showrunner as well as general commentary on everyday occurrences. In the past, Treem has worked on shows such as House of Cards, In Treatment, and How to Make It in America.
Just squeezed some toothpaste into my hand and tried to moisturizer my face with it. Production, you're a merciless beast. #TheAffair
— Sarah Treem (@SarahTreem) August 9, 2016
54. Alan Yang
Alan Yang currently serves as the co-creator of the hit Netflix show Master of None. Yang’s Twitter consists of thoughts on current events, what he’s been up to, and where you can find him. In the past, Yang has worked on shows such as Parks and Recreation, South Park, and the film Date and Switch.
Hey, I'll be in Austin for a few hours next Saturday! Come by this thing and bring me some Franklin BBQ please thanks https://t.co/0Y9ambD9Qj
— Alan Yang (@AlanMYang) February 10, 2017
53. Josh Friedman
Josh Friedman currently serves as the executive producer of the NBC series Emerald City. On his Twitter, Friedman mainly posts jokes, tips on screenwriting and thoughts on everyday events. In the past, Friedman has served as a writer for such series as War of the Worlds, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and The Black Dahlia.
I skipped a friend's funeral today because I didn't want people from high school asking me what I was working on.
— josh friedman (@Josh_Friedman) August 17, 2016
52. Lorene Scafaria
Lorene Scafaria is a writer and director best known for Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Scafaria’s Twitter is filled with jokes about current events, topical humor, and thoughts on the film industry. In the past, Scafaria has also worked on The Meddler, Children’s Hospital, and Ben and Kate.
KRISHA is one of the best films ever. Shot in 9 days for less than 15K. Trey Edward Shults is already a master; Krisha Fairchild, a legend.
— Lorene Scafaria (@LoreneScafaria) July 24, 2016
51. Chris Schleicher
Chris Schleicher currently serves as a writer for The Mindy Project. Describing himself in his Twitter profile as “Equal parts Brian Boitano and Elaine Stritch”, Schleicher hilarious tweets encompass everything from web comics to thoughts on show business to commentary on current events.
Sometimes I try out new controversial takes just to see how they feel. Currently workshopping "there's not enough TV to watch these days."
— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) August 12, 2016
50. Daniel Cerone
Daniel Cerone currently serves as a writer and executive producer on NBC’s The Blacklist. His tweets encompass everything from show trivia to fan interaction to thoughts about show business. In the past, Cerone has worked on such shows as Dexter, The Mentalist, and Constantine.
— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) April 15, 2016
49. Christos Gage
Christos Gage currently works as a writer for Daredevil and frequently tweets about comics related news. Before joining Daredevil, Gage wrote for such shows as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Numb3rs as well as a multitude of different comic books in the Marvel Universe.
My grouchy old nerd version of "in my day": "'Days Of Future Past' was two issues. TWO ISSUES!"
— Christos Gage (@Christosgage) August 16, 2016
48. Thomas Schnauz
Currently co-executive producer and writer of AMC’s Better Call Saul, Thomas Schnauz’s Twitter provides insight into life behind the scenes of Better Call Saul as well as the stresses and victories that come with working on a show. In the past, Schnauz has worked on such shows as The X-Files, Breaking Bad, Night Stalker, and The Lone Gunmen.
When Dr. Jonathan Banks gives your kid a present. A tin of Skruf chewing tobacco. pic.twitter.com/3nyOmGJ8Xa
— Thomas Schnauz (@TomSchnauz) May 10, 2016
47. Lena Waithe
Lena Waithe is a writer, producer and actress best known for her work on Bones and Hello Cupid. Waithe’s Twitter consists of a behind the scenes look at her upcoming projects as well as musings on current events and politics. In the past, Waithe has also worked on M.O. Diaries and How to Rock.
— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) May 1, 2017
46. John Lutz
John Lutz is a writer and actor best known for his work on Late Night with Seth Myers and 30 Rock. Lutz’s Twitter consists of a combination of jokes, behind the scenes looks on the projects he’s working on, and thoughts on current events. Lutz is also known for his work on The 66th Prime Time Emmy Awards and Saturday Night Live.
45. Tracey Wigfield
Tracey Wigfield is the Emmy Award winning writer of 30 Rock and The Mindy Project, joining the writer’s staff of 30 Rock when she was just 23. When Wigfield isn’t tweeting about her uncles, she’s also tweeting about life with her husband Adam Countee to whom she was recently married.
If you want to give your uncles ENDLESS comedy material, wear a pair of ripped jeans while home. "Don't they pay you in California?" etc etc
— Tracey Wigfield (@TraceyWigfield) January 2, 2016
44. Jack Burditt
Jack Burditt is the Emmy Award winning writer of shows such as Frasier, 30 Rock and The Mindy Project. Burditt also serves as a writer and executive producer on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. When not tweeting his suspicions about Treadstone, Burditt provides hilarious commentary on the current events as well as a behind the scenes look at the shenanigans occurring on the Universal lot.
I have no recollection of ever being in Treadstone, therefore I must assume I was.
— Jack Burditt (@jackburditt) August 1, 2016
43. Nicholas Stoller
Nicholas Stoller is an award winning writer, producer and director that is known for such films as Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek, The Muppets, and Neighbors. Stoller’s Twitter consists of jokes, commentary on current events, and behind the scenes looks at the projects that he’s currently working on. In the past, Stoller has also worked on projects such as The Carmichael Show, Get Him to the Greek, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
42. Dan Ewen
Dan Ewen is a writer and improv performer best known for his upcoming screenplay Opposite Attract and for cowriting Laff it Off! with George Wallace. Ewen frequently tweets out jokes, thoughts on politics as well as musings on current events.
I raise a transgender child. She is kind, loving, brave, and more true to herself than anyone I've ever met. Your hatred is shameful. pic.twitter.com/dMoWbKqyrC
— (((Dan Ewen (@VaguelyFunnyDan) February 23, 2017
41. Katie Dippold
Katie Dippold is a writer, producer, and actress best known for her work on Ghostbusters (2016) and Parks and Recreation. Dippold’s Twitter consists of commentary on current events, as well as thoughts on politics and shows that she’s currently watching. Dippold is also known for her work on MADtv and The Heat.
— Katie Dippold (@katiedippold) February 27, 2017
40. Shawn Ryan
Shawn Ryan is an Emmy Award nominated writer and producer best known for The Shield. His Twitter mainly consists of thoughts about sports as well as a behind the scenes look at the NBC series Timeless. In the past, Ryan has also worked on shows such as Terriers, Last Resort, The Chicago Code, and The Get Down.
2nd coolest part of of my day: Talking tv for 45 minutes with Damon Lindelof, Jonah Nolan and Beau Willimon while awaiting counteroffer.
— Shawn Ryan (@ShawnRyanTV) May 2, 2017
39. Jill Soloway
Jill Soloway is an award winning producer, showrunner, director and writer best known for thier work on I Love Dick, Transparent and United States of Tara. Soloway frequently tweets about feminism, what they’re up to as well as thier thoughts on current events. In the past, Soloway has also worked on shows ranging from Six Feet Under to Baby Blues to How to Make it in America.
— Jill Soloway (@jillsoloway) May 2, 2017
38. Scott Myers
Scott Myers is a screenwriter, producer and professor best known for running the Blacklist screenwriting blog Go Into The Story. Myer’s Twitter features helpful tips and advice on screenwriting. In the past, Myers is also known for his work on Trojan War, Alaska, and K-9.
Richard Curtis: “I like to really live with an idea. A film is not a flirtation, it’s a relationship.” #screenwriting
— Scott Myers (@GoIntoTheStory) August 22, 2016
37. Brian Koppelman
Brian Koppelman currently works as the creator and writer of Showtime’s Billions and is also known for such films as Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders. Koppelman’s Twitter is mainly filled with tweets about his experience writing Billions as well as tips for screenwriters. Koppelman is also the creator of the popular “Screenwriting Lessons in Six Seconds or Less” on Vine.
So, there will be someone who says "they must have a @stumptowncoffee product placement deal." Nope. We just love the stuff.
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) May 1, 2017
36. Steven DeKnight
Steven DeKnight is a writer, director, and producer best known for his work on Smallville. DeKnight’s Twitter consists of tweets about the upcoming Pacific Rim 2, interaction with fans, as well as thoughts and musings on current events. In the past, DeKnight has also worked on Dollhouse, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Daredevil.
I wasn't accepting into any of the colleges I applied to right out of high school. Reapplied a year later, got in. Never give up. https://t.co/BPLzFiyTsZ
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) April 27, 2017
35. Colton Dunn
Colton Dunn is a comedy writer, actor, and producer best known for his work on Key and Peele, The Arsenio Hall Show and The Eric Andre Show. Dunn’s Twitter mostly consists of jokes, behind the scenes looks at shows as well as thoughts on current events. In the past, Dunn has also worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Mad TV to Rooster Teeth: Entertainment Systems to Pretend Time.
— colton dunn (@captdope) May 5, 2017
34. DC Pierson
DC Pierson is a writer, actor, and director best known for his work with the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy. His Twitter mainly consists of jokes as well thoughts on current events and films. In the past, Pierson has also worked on Mystery Team, the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, and the 2011 CMT Music Awards.
IMDB is down so: I'm the most famous. I'm the most famous and successful one. Don't argue with me, you can't check.
— DC Pierson (@DCpierson) August 16, 2016
33. Megan Ganz
Megan Ganz is the former associate editor of The Onion and a current writer for Modern Family. Her writing credits also include Community and Important Things with Demetri Martin. Ganz’s Twitter also features commentary on shows she’s currently watching and general observations about everyday life.
32. Gary Whitta
Garry Whitta is a writer and producer best known for his work on The Book of Eli and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Whitta’s Twitter primarily consists of fan interaction, tweets about the films he is currently working on, and thoughts about show business and current events. Whitta is also known for his work on Nerd Court and After Earth.
Can’t wait to test this with my famed pajama bottoms and same-t-shirt-three-days-in-a-row writing ensembles. https://t.co/FEp9VjOm3U
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) April 26, 2017
31. Jessi Klein
Jessi Klein is a writer and producer best known for her work on Inside Amy Schumer, and Saturday Night Live. Klein’s Twitter consists of fan interaction, thoughts on current events, as well as a behind the scenes look on the shows that she’s working on. Klein is also known for her work on Transparent and Kroll Show.
No big deal just looking at a building directory in Los Angeles trying to find my floor pic.twitter.com/i7gKIBVlEw
— Jessi Klein (@jessirklein) February 6, 2017
30. Deon Cole
Deon Cole is a comedian, writer, producer, actor, and author best known for his work on Deon Cole’s Black Box, Conan and the 2013 White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Cole’s Twitter features interaction with fans as well as thoughts and commentary on current events. In the past, Cole has also worked on Mash Up, Comedy Central Presents, and Def Comedy Jam.
— DEON COLE (@deoncole) May 9, 2017
29. John August
John August is the writer of such films as Corpse Bride, Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. August’s Twitter consists of helpful advice and links to free resources on screenwriting. In addition to tweeting, August also runs the podcast Scriptnotes along with Craig Mazin in which they discuss the craft of screenwriting.
Today on Scriptnotes, we look at the most frequently asked questions about screenwriting, and new 3-Page Challenges https://t.co/Nb4PwFVJQz
— John August (@johnaugust) August 16, 2016
28. Eric Kripke
Eric Kripke is an award winning writer and producer best known for the hit CW show Supernatural. Kripke’s Twitter consists of a behind the scenes look at the NBC series Timeless, as well as musings on what it’s like to work as a writer in the film industry. In the past, Kripke has also worked on the TV series Tarzan, Ghostfacers, and Revolution.
I truly love the sound and shape of words. Today, someone said 'peculiar.' And I thought, "that's a good word." #WriterLife
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) August 10, 2016
27. Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black is an Academy Award winning screenwriter best known for Milk. Black’s Twitter consists of a mix of tweets about politics and current events. Black is also known for writing films such as J. Edgar, Pedro, and for his work on the series Big Love.
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) June 25, 2016
26. Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly is a multiple Emmy Award nominated writer and producer best known for his work as co-head writer on Saturday Night Live. Kelly’s Twitter consists of humorous insights into current events as well as thoughts on show business and the film industry. In the past, Kelly has also worked on Broad City and The Onion News Network.
STOP HAVING TWO TV CHARACTERS EAT CHINESE FOOD OUT OF THE BOX WHILE THEIR FEET ARE TUCKED UP ON THE COUCH THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN!!!
— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) August 16, 2016
25. Mark Millar
Mark Millar is a screenwriter best known for the films Wanted, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Millar’s Twitter consists of thoughts on current events as well as tweets about the film industry and comic books. In the past, Millar has worked on the comic book series of Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and Civil War.
My new pet hate is texts from a character's phone or video-calls appearing on-screen in movies. So distracting & will date so quickly.
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) August 28, 2016
24. Mike Drucker
Mike Drucker is an Emmy Award nominated writer who currently works on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Drucker’s Twitter consists of jokes as well as humorous insights into show business. In the past, Drucker has also worked on Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, and SNL.
Can't believe they cast a living human to play Mary Jane Watson when in the comics she's clearly made of paper and ink.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 19, 2016
23. Molly McNearney
Molly McNearney is a multiple Emmy Award nominated writer best known for her work as head writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. McNearney’s Twitter consists of numerous jokes, thoughts on current events, and behind the scenes takes on what it’s like to work on the Jimmy Kimmel show. In the past, McNearney has also written for Big Night of Stars, and The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
I spend a lot of time and energy disciplining my two year old to not act presidential.
— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) April 19, 2017
22. Max Landis
Max Landis is the writer of such films as Victor Frankenstein, American Ultra, and Mr. Right. On his Twitter, Landis often tweets his uncensored thoughts about the film industry, current events, as well advice for future screenwriters. In the past, Landis has also worked on series such as Fear Itself, Dirk Gently, and Honest Trailers.
I'll never forget, they were like "Be more OUT THERE with what the show is!" I was like "…the show is faintly organized chaos"
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) April 27, 2017
21. Jen Statsky
In addition to tweeting depressing insights into what life is like for a writer, Statsky can be found tweeting her musings about famous athletes “Is a bath relaxing for Michael Phelps, or does it just feel like he’s at work?”, and knocking down Donald Drumpf. In the past, Statsky has written for shows such as Broad City, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Parks and Recreation.
Thing about writing is: it may be scary before you start & are staring at a blank page, but once you finish, it's also terrible then too!!!!
— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) July 14, 2016
20. Rachel Bloom
Rachel Bloom is a Golden Globe award winning actress, writer, producer, and composer best known for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with Aline Brosh McKenna, Robot Chicken, and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. Bloom’s Twitter also consists of tweets going behind the scenes of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, interaction with fans, as well as what she’s currently up to. Bloom is also known for her work on The Mythical Show, Allen Gregory, and The 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards.
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) April 16, 2017
19. Aparna Nancherla
When not capturing the unfortunate essence of what it’s like to live in New York, Nancherla works as a stand up comedian and writer for Late Night with Seth Myers. Nancherla’s Twitter frequently tackles the topic of mental health and social anxiety. She also runs a podcast about depression and comedy called Blue Woman Group with fellow comedian Jacqueline Novak.
Saw a black plastic bag delicately floating in the wind & sincerely thought American Beauty 2 better feature some bags of color
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) April 30, 2017
18. Mike Scully
Mike Scully is the multiple Emmy Award winning writer, executive producer and former showrunner of The Simpsons, serving as a replacement writer for Conan O’Brien after he left. Scully has also worked on The Simpsons Movie, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Parks and Recreation. In addition to tweeting about life in Hollywood, Scully frequently tweets out advice for screenwriters and directors, as well as his thoughts on current events.
Hey @Netflix, I've done stand-up a half dozen times and have eight minutes of so-so material. Where's my special?
— Mike Scully (@scullymike) April 16, 2017
17. Paula Pell
Paula Pell is an Emmy award winning writer and actress best known for her work on SNL. Pell frequently tweets out jokes as well as her thoughts on politics and current events. Pell is also known for her work on Sisters, The 87th Annual Academy Awards and Hudson Valley Ballers.
I get up at dawn every day, throw on my running shoes and head outside to see if any drunk revelers just pitched the rest of their fries.
— Paula Pell (@perlapell) April 24, 2017
16. Issa Rae
Issa Rae is a Golden Globe nominated writer, producer, actress and director best known for her work on the TV show Insecure. Rae tweets about topics ranging from jokes to musings on everyday life to behind the scenes looks at what she’s up to. In the past, Rae has also worked on The Choir, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, and Black Twitter Screening.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) March 14, 2017
15. Danny Zuker
Danny Zuker currently serves as the Emmy Award winning executive producer and writer of Modern Family. In the past, Zuker has also worked on shows ranging from Rosanne to Arsenio Hall. Though Zuker occasionally tweets about current events, more recently Zuker has devoted his Twitter feed towards blistering take downs of Donald Drumpf.
DANNY drives w/ INLAW.
INLAW: I was sure the store was here on the left.
DANNY: You were also sure Mexico would pay for the wall.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 24, 2017
14. Dan Harmon
Best known for his role as the creator of Community and the animated series Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer. Harmon’s Twitter consists of tweets about show business, thoughts on current events, as well as interaction with fans. Harmon is also known for creating Monster House as well as the podcast Harmontown.
I'm not assuming it's anyone's job to do anything about this but if the weather were always like LA right now i could see myself trying joy
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) April 28, 2017
13. Adam McKay
Co-founder of the internet humor site Funny or Die and one of the biggest comedy screenwriters in television and film today, Adam McKay has also served as the head writer of SNL and written films such as The Big Short, Talladega Nights, and Ant Man. Despite his schedule, the Academy Award winning McKay somehow still finds time to tweet hilarious epiphanies about everyday life, show business, and Donald Drumpf.
Daily words of wisdom: Mistakes are the pathway to growth, unless the mistake is a truck full of razors jack knifing into a maternity ward.
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 14, 2016
12. Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee is a writer, actress, and producer best known for her work on The Daily Show and for hosting Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Bee frequently tweets out jokes, what she’s up to as well as what goes on behind the scenes at her shows. Bee is also known for her work on The Detour and Not This But This.
— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) April 21, 2017
11. Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is an actor, writer, producer, editor, and comedian best known for his film Don’t Think Twice and Sleepwalk with Me. Birbiglia’s Twitter consists of promotional material, interaction with fans, press tours, and thoughts on current events. Birbiglia is also known for his work on This American Life, Orange is the New Black, and Inside Amy Schumer.
Thanks for having me, Syracuse. My "working it out" mall tour continues next weekend in Rockland, NY. I'm basically the new Britney Spears.
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) April 30, 2017
10. Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci is a writer and producer best known for his work on Veep and In the Loop. Iannucci’s Twitter consists of thoughts on current events, as well as behind the scenes looks at the films that he’s currently working on. In the past, Iannucci has also worked on Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, and The Armando Iannucci Shows.
9. Megan Amram
With over 510k subscribers on Twitter, Megan Amram’s Twitter is both hilarious and profound. Amram’s Twitter features wordplay, absurdism, and dark humor as well as commentary on life in Hollywood. After breaking into Hollywood based on the strength of her comedic tweets, Amram started out as a writer for the Disney Channel show A.N.T Farm before moving on to write for such shows as The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Parks and Recreation, The Kroll Show, Children’s Hospital and Silicon Valley.
anniversary of the meanest cyberbullying attack my brother has ever pulled pic.twitter.com/cKiAzdfaHl
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) March 17, 2017
8. Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright is a multiple award winning writer and director best known for his work on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Shaun of the Dead. Wright’s Twitter consists of behind the scenes looks at films in production, as well as thoughts on current events and the film industry. Wright is also known for his work on Ant-Man, The Adventures of Tin Tin, and The World’s End.
If I were struck by lightning & for the rest of my life my every move was scored by early John Barry jazz scores I would be okay with it.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 30, 2017
7. Julie Plec
Julie Plec currently serves as the executive producer and writer on CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Her Twitter contains insights and commentary on current shows being aired, what it’s like to work in television, as well as other thoughts on current events. In the past, Plec served as a writer and executive producer for Containment and as a writer for Kyle XY.
In case anyone was unaware, showtunes are good for the soul. Epic broadway sing-a-long lasted until the wee hours. My ❤️ is full.
— Julie Plec (@julieplec) April 30, 2017
6. Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay is an award winning director, writer, producer and marketer and one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the industry today (with 42 wins and 36 nominations). Though she is known more for her directorial work, her writing for shows such as Queen Sugar, 13th, and The Door and the exceptional quality of her tweets qualify her for this list. DuVernay’s Twitter consists of fan interaction, a behind the scenes look at her current shows and thoughts on current events.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 11, 2017
5. Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is an award-winning writer, producer, director, and showrunner responsible for some of the biggest hits on television today. Rhimes’s Twitter consists of live tweeting thoughts on shows, current political events as well as musings on life in general. Rhimes also teaches a class on MasterClass where she breaks down the process of television writing and showrunning for aspiring television writers.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) May 4, 2017
4. Paul Feig
Paul Feig is a four time Emmy nominated director, producer and writer. In the past, Feig has directed such films as Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat and Ghostbusters. Feig’s Twitter consists of a mix of jokes, tweets about upcoming films, commentary on current events, as well as interaction with fans. In the past, Feig has also worked on series such as Freaks and Geeks for which he served as the creator, as well as The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Mad Men.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) April 29, 2017
3. Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is a comedian, writer, director, author, and actor. Black’s Twitter consists of humorous observational tweets, commentary on current events, and thoughts on show business. In the past, Black has written for such series as You’re Whole, Michael and Michael have issues, and The State.
I'm 45 years old and it's taken me this long to realize that it's pretty common for grown-ass people to just straight-up lie.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 26, 2017
2. Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is the creator, writer, executive producer and star of the hit series The Mindy Project. Kaling got her start as a writer and actress on The Office, and since then has also worked on multiple films including The-40-Year- Old-Virgin, Wreck it Ralph, and Inside Out. Kaling regularly tweets about life behind the scenes on The Mindy Project and frequently trades jabs with the other writers and actors on the show.
Michael Scott's Ted Talk would have been fun to write
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 25, 2017
1. Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane is an Academy Award nominated writer, actor, animator, and showrunner best known for his work on Family Guy, Ted, and American Dad. MacFarlane’s Twitter consists of mostly jokes, thoughts on current events, and sneak peeks into his current projects. MacFarlane is also known for his work on A Million Ways to Die in the West, Dexter’s Lab, and Johnny Bravo.