Joss Whedon, Judd Apatow, And Directors Tell All On Twitter

People pay attention to the glamorous (and crazy) celebs on Twitter, but the real juice comes from the people calling the shots behind the camera. Here’s who you have to follow. posted on

1. Joe Carnahan

Carnahan has been taking to Twitter lately to break a bunch of news about his newest movie, Stretch, which comes on the heels of his massive success with The Grey. Earlier, he was practically live-tweeting the shoot for the pilot of NBC’s The Black List. He’s always game to offer his opinions on the state of the film industry, the people he doesn’t like, and UFC matches.

I will neither confirm nor deny that @DavidHasselhoff utters the phrase 'Punk Ass Motherfucker' in STRETCH.

James Badge Dale, my boy AND one of the best actors walking the planet, has just joined the cast of STRETCH...

I see Bill Johnson's 'Lotus Entertainment' set up yet another film at Cannes. This guy is a fucking CROOK & needs to be run out of the biz.

2. Joss Whedon

New to Twitter, Whedon initially joined to promote Much Ado About Nothing, but he’s found the perfect outlet for his quips and sheer verbosity. Pictures and Vines from the Much Ado bus tour to SXSW were obsessively shared, making Whedon a power user right away.

Tweeted this from #muchado but if you missed it: rehearsal day one. Balcony. Chemistry. Magic.

Weekend numbers look fine! It's a lock. -a guy I think the killer is dead! I'll go touch the body. -exact same guy

I never feel more alone than when I'm in a crowd of famous witty friends & supermodels and the free coke hasn't kicked in yet #everyman

3. Judd Apatow

The current king of comedy tweets almost non-stop, which is incredible considering how many projects he produces. The director of the The 40-Year Old Virgin and This Is 40 produces a lot of set pics, but he’s probably best known for his amazing and always-beautiful selfies.

ȁc@RedaMadjid: Best picture!!!! @JuddApatow @Drake ȁd I am moments away from being asked to guest rap on his album.

In movies- I never enjoy when the hero and his lady kiss in success when clearly Thousands of people just died. Odd moment to get randy.

4. Ron Howard

Actor, director, producer, and prolific selfie-taker, Howard always has something going on. He regularly updates followers on not only his shows and films but also his travels, with various shots from around the world. His photos of Arrested Development pre-release were just downright cruel, and now he’s been teasing Rush, his upcoming F1 racing movie, for months.

After finishing narration I met w/ #iamjamiefoxx about his very creative #Canon short film he's directing

Lots of images and ideas to discuss 4 Rush marketing Lots of dimensions in this story to convey to audiences

5. James Mangold

A directing veteran with an eclectic career that includes Walk The Line and 3:10 to Yuma, Mangold is now directing The Wolverine, the sequel to the most recent Hugh Jackman X-Men standalone film. The number of close up shots from the set is unrivaled and he gives updates on trailers and cast info as well.

Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.

The issue re 3D is less "native" vs "conversion" as neither method's pure. It's dimness of 3D projection. Need more bright theaters. #3D

6. Edgar Wright

The British director has been pumping up the excitement for his third movie starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, The World’s End. It launches this month in the UK, and he’s been sharing photos from the press tour, as well as sneak screenings. Wright is also tweeting out set photos from his first movie, Shaun of the Dead.

There are 2120 shots in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. I directed one of them. Looking forward to seeing the other 2119.

In 'Fistful Of Fingers' I didn't have enough material to make the film longer than 70 mins. So I added a 3 minute scene in the dark. True.

7. Bryan Singer

The director of X-Men, The Usual Suspects, and Superman Returns, among many others, is returning to the mutant hero franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past. He has provided near-daily updates, from cool set shots to stars in full makeup.

8. Kevin Smith

When he’s not podcasting, Smith is tweeting. He updates fans on Clerks III, reminisces about his old movies, and responds to various media inaccuracies. Oh, and he talks about hockey, a lot.

Via @mrBradRaven "shoot CLERKS III under saturated. happy medium between B&W/Color" I might. Also thinking of shooting available light only.

SHARP SCORES and the Dagger comes out! The @NHLBlackhawks strike first! Hawks vs @NHLBruins Game 2, 1 - 0! #StanleyCup Finals are on @NBCSN!

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