Top 75 Screenwriters And TV Writers To Follow On Twitter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Discussion About Top 75 Screenwriters And TV Writers To Follow On Twitter

  1. Irene H.

    Wow – what a list! Thank you for compiling this; it must’ve been quite a feat to narrow it down. I was thrilled to see some of my favorites, like Gennifer Hutchison on here, and to find a bunch more to follow. For all its foibles, especially lately, Twitter can absolutely be an excellent resource for writers, and I appreciate you making it a bit easier by pointing out some helpful timelines. Thanks!

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks, Irene.

      Of course, this is hardly a complete list and there are so many more writers that are worthy of being included. Feel free to add any of your favorites in the comments so we can check them out too.

      • Irene H

        Ha-I totally forgot to mention these two:
        Amy Berg @bergopolis – I’ve gotten a lot of insight on the life of a show runner and have found a lot of good accounts from following her.

        Jeffrey Lieber – @jefflieber
        Very generous with his time on twitter and posts about his process.

      • Stephanie Palmer

        Love them both. Great additions, Irene.

  2. Val Phillips

    Thanks so much for this, Stephanie! Great list, found some to follow!

  3. Rymill Bonython

    Also worth following…

    Eric Heisserer
    Craig Mazin
    Brian Duffield
    John Gary
    Brian Lynch
    Geoff LaTulippe
    Steven de Souza
    LIz Meriweather
    Zack Stentz
    Bitter Script Reader

    …and heaps more.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Appreciate your additions, Rymill.

  4. Lilla Zuckerman

    Thanks for the shoutout!

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Sure thing, Lilla!

  5. Fleurette M Van Gulden

    Some list! I’ve followed several, as usual Stephanie everything you’ve shared is of great value.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks, Fleurette.

  6. Observant

    With the Golden Globe nominations for shows like “Atlanta,” “Insecure,” and “This Is Us,” even one African-American writer would be nice.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Agreed. That was an oversight on my part. I have updated the post.

  7. Kim Wheeler

    Great, diverse list. Thank you!

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks, Kim.

  8. Glaycer

    I am looking to stay in contact with television writers. I am studying to be a television writer/producer. Thanks for this needed information.