Which behind-the-scenes entertainers do you follow on Twitter?
Yesterday’s feature from The Wrap, highlighting the 50 TV insiders you should be following on Twitter, provided some interesting food for thought. And while I can’t say that their list had a lot of overlap with my own personal “following” list, it did inspire me to sign up for feeds from several writer-producers including Cougar Town‘s Kevin Biegel (@kbiegel), The Vampire Diaries’ Kevin Williamson (@KevWilliamson) and Julie Plec (@julieplec), and The Office‘s Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling). Naturally, I already follow my colleague Michael Ausiello (@EWAusielloFiles), another member of The Wrap’s exclusive list, as well as several other behind-the-scenes folks they didn’t mention: Modern Family‘s Steven Levitan (@SteveLevitan), BSG/Caprica‘s Jane Espenson (@CapricaSeven), and the all-powerful @MarthaStewart, not to mention all my favorite former Idol contestants. And then I got curious about who my colleagues follow: My office next-door-neighbor Mike Bruno started keeping tabs on Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) because of his excellent Tweets while filming Iron Man, while movie-loving Adam B. Vary tells me he follows “John August (@JohnAugust), who’s always sharp about the business of screenwriting; Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks), who’s just damn funny; and Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) who only benefits from the Twitter format.” And because she revealed the TV show I watch when I’m tipseh, I am pleased to offer this exclusive scoop about Mandi Bierly’s “following” list (@EWMandiBierly), which includes J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling), Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert), Lie to Me/The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan (@ShawnRyanTV), Law & Order: SVU showrunner Neal Baer (@NealBaer), and Bones‘ head honcho Hart Hanson (@HartHanson), among others.
That’s a little sampling of the writers, producers, directors, and authors EW staffers keep up with on Twitter, and now it’s your turn. What behind-the-scenes folks in music, TV, movies, and books have can’t-miss Twitter feeds? Share your obsessions in the comments section below! Oh, and for the love of all that’s holy, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!
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