Film fans on Twitter have known for a few weeks now that Steven Soderbergh has what he calls “sort of a shadow name” where he’s “posted a few things” on the social networking site; over the past 24 hours, that feed got a lot busier, as Soderbergh (under the unverified handle @bitchuation) started tweeting a novella. Semi-anonymous or not (and even if confining his tweets to novellas and absurd observations), Soderbergh joins a growing body of terrific filmmakers using the medium for film conversation, self-promotion, and peeks behind the curtain. Flavorwire rounded up some favorites back in 2010, but three years is an eternity in Twitter time, so here are a few more recommendations to add to your “following” list.
Edgar Wright (@edgarwright)
Wright, the charming movie geek behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, tweets a lot (but not too much) about upcoming events, his favorite flicks, his various travels, and jokes a-plenty. Look for it to get even busier as he prepares for this summer’s release of The World’s End.