The majority of the top 20 most followed people on Twitter are women (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Britney Spears to name a few), but when it comes to filmmakers, women are underrepresented on Twitter.
When we began compiling a list of filmmakers who are active and influential on Twitter, we quickly noticed that women were far and few between. Is it because male filmmakers are more comfortable with self-promotion or that women filmmakers are simply busier with other aspects of their lives?
We managed to come up with this list of 10 female filmmakers (directors and producers) on Twitter. This is by no means a definite and comprehensive list and we are open to suggestions for who should be added to future lists (please post in the comments below). Note they are not listed in any particular order.
1. Gale Anne Hurd @GunnerGale
2. Miranda July @Miranda_July
3. Sarah Polley @SarahEPolley
4. Lena Dunham @LenaDunham
5. Jane Rosenthal @JaneTribeca
6. Lucy Walker@LucyWalkerFilm
7. Ava DuVernay @AVAETC
8. Katie Aselton @duplaselton
9. Allison Anders @MsAllisonAnders
10. Lynn Shelton@lynnsheltonfilm
Who else should we add to the list?
NOTE: We updated the list and added your suggestions. See the crowdsourced list of Top 40 Female Filmmakers on Twitter.