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The Top 25 Docutweeters

Whether you are new to Twitter or a veteran, "who should I follow" is always a burning question. Based on metrics such as number of Twitter followers, Klout, Kred, and PeerIndex, as well as our own knowledge of the Twitter docusphere, we've compiled a current list of the 25 individuals that you should be sure to follow. They keep people abreast of festival lineups, premieres and reviews, funding and submission opportunities, and relevant news for documentary filmmakers.

Tweeter Handle Occupation/Affiliation Followers Klout Kred Influence PeerIndex
Basil Tsiokos
Programming Associate, Documentaries: Sundance. Senior Programmer: DOC NYC. Film & Fest Consultant. Contributor: Indiewire. All things documentary: w(n)td
1basil1Curator99806176748
Jennifer Merin
Film Journalist, http://About.com
aboutdocsguideJournalist/Blogger32015670043
Billy Corben
Director of ESPN 30 for 30 THE U and BROKE, COCAINE COWBOYS and SQUARE GROUPER. I finally caved: http://instagram.com/billycorben/
BillyCorbenFilmmaker/Producer203847894862
Tom Roston
Doc Soup Man blogs at the PBS POV website, where he reports and rants on all things documentary. His journo news & culture bits here, too. http://www.tomroston.com
DocSoupManJournalist/Blogger38585772257
Documentary Site
Blogger for the awesome @povdocs. Media prof seeking 2013-14 gig. Researching documentary distribution and women's docs. Part-time public relations consultant.
documentarysiteJournalist/Blogger118845474852
Andrew DeVigal
Husband, father, brother, son, problem solver, bridge builder, people connector, visual storyteller and elevating the art of storytelling at @2storypdx.
drewvigalNew Media167276274857
Eugene Hernandez
Now: Film Society of Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc @FilmComment). Also: Co-Founder, indieWIRE (@Indiewire).
eugIndustry/Distributor104687077662
Ingrid Kopp
Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute. Endlessly thinking about documentaries, social media, engagement & technology. And robots!
fromthehipNew Media88336277265
Gary Hustwit
The jet-lagged and guitar-obsessed director of the documentary films Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized. Now: The Olympic City photo project.
gary_hustwitFilmmaker/Producer1500097985760
Gerry Flahive
Senior Producer - National Film Board of Canada - Canada's public producer of documentary/animation/new media --- http://highrise.nfb.ca
gflahiveNew Media31805268931
Jon Reiss
Filmmaker/Author/Strategist. Founder of Hybrid Cinema. I wrote TOTBO (http://bit.ly/totbo ) based on my experiences releasing my film @bombitthemovie.
Jon_ReissPublicist/Strategist99646977169
Lina Srivastava
Transmedia activism. Narrative design. Social innovation. Flamenco. Viva la vida.
lksrivPublicist/Strategist63636177653
Louis Theroux
I make documentaries
louistherouxFilmmaker/Producer6442938493582
Michael Moore
Filmmaker ('Fahrenheit 9/11'), author ('Stupid White Men'), citizen ('United States of America').
MMFlintFilmmaker/Producer16190409099488
Morgan Spurlock
Mustache wearin', Guinness Drinkin', CNN Inside Man shootin', 1D chasin' filmmaker (and dad)
MorganSpurlockFilmmaker/Producer1325648593660
Ondi Timoner
I love creating. I make films so I can learn & then share what I discover while entertaining. Visit our new portal to stoke innovation: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
onditimonerFilmmaker/Producer95448075347
Pat Aufderheide
Prof, Communication, American University
paufderEducator21675169233
Robert Greene
Present tense documentaries: KATI WITH AN I, FAKE IT SO REAL and ACTRESS (coming soon).
prewarcinemaFilmmaker/Producer15636775344
Robert Shutter
film passionate person, and creator of http://cinemaschool.net
robertshutterEducator136464890355
Sheri Candler
Digital marketing strategist @filmcollab & co author of Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul http://www.sellingyourfilm.com/store/ email list http://eepurl.com/9_YQ
shericandlerPublicist/Strategist85295779872
Ted Hope
Working together with you & the SF Film Society,we are going to build a better world for ambitious film. Right? http://www.rebelmouse.com/TedHope
TedHopeFilmmaker/Producer312118288579
Christopher Campbell
Managing Editor, Documentary Channel Blog. Weekend Editor, Film School Rejects. Contributor to http://Movies.com and Moviefone. Opinions my own, of course.
thefilmcynicJournalist/Blogger52936178654
Thom Powers
Film curator at @TIFF_net, @DOCNYCfest, @STFdocs, @MontclairFF, @MiamiFilmFest + Doc Club on @SundanceNOW. Teach at @socdoc. Made in Detroit.
thompowersCurator110486278548
Tiffany Shlain
Filmmaker & Founder/The Webby Awards. Info on feature doc Connected (available on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix), #TED Book/Film Brain Power, http://tiffanyshlain.com
tiffanyshlainFilmmaker/Producer149066681256
Wendy Levy
facilitating creative innovation for art, culture and human rights
twendywendyConsultant20384870954

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Last Updated: 9/3/2013