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30 Industry Players to Follow on Instagram

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Directors and producers are Insta-famous too.

If you're only following actors on Instagram, then you're doing it wrong.

Writers, directors and producers also have some of the hottest accounts on the platform thanks in large part to the behind-the-scenes pics and peeks you get when you click "follow." But don't just take our word for it, check them out yourself with this list of some of the best Instagram accounts you need to be stalking right about now ...

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NAME: Scooter Braun
HANDLE: @scooterbraun
OCCUPATION: Talent Manager
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 1.5M
QUOTE: "You don’t know how to live if you don’t know how to give"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Photos with clients like Justin Bieber (of course!), inspirational quotes and family photos

NAME: Tyler Perry
HANDLE: @tylerperry
OCCUPATION: Actor, writer, director, everything
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 592K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: TBTs, vacations and exercise selfies

 

More memories from the Too Darn Hot Party. Thank you guys for our success at OWN.

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NAME: Will Packer
HANDLE: @willpowerpacker
OCCUPATION: Producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 97.8K
QUOTE: "Movie producer who THINKs LIKE A MAN & is OBSESSED w/ STOMPing THE YARD. Any TAKERS wanna RIDE ALONG?!"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Press events, family photos, Harvard pride
WHY HIM: "Social media is my bedrock, my grass-roots connection to my audience," says the 40-year-old producer. "Celebrity used to be about mystery — not knowing what stars were doing — but now celebrity is about knowing everything."

NAME: Judd Apatow
HANDLE: @juddapatow
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 39.3K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: The Apatow core crew of actors, his family and hilarious TBTs
WHY HIM: Because Apatow is that funny dad who likes embarrassing his daughters

 

I could have posed better.

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NAME: Ava DuVernay
HANDLE: @directher
OCCUPATION: Filmmaker
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 50.6K
QUOTE: "I direct + distribute films"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Quotes, collages of award events, tributes to social activists
WHY HER: Truly inspirational and heartfelt commentary with nearly every post (and great style!)

 

What a night! Family. Friends. Fun! Had an friggin ball! Thanks to my Pops for being such a perfect date to the #GoldenGlobes. And our cast and crew who came out to party and celebrate our baby, SELMA. To Common and Legend for writing the most beautiful song for our picture and taking home the gold! YESSSSSS! To the small village that pulled me together, including my dear long-time friend @damoneroberts, the hair whisperer @lovingyourhair, makeup maven Uzo, stylists W+M, designer Zac Posen, gems by Henri Sillam. But, most especially to the thousands and thousands of folks who paid hard earned money to see SELMA nationwide on opening weekend. Who gets opening weekend and Globes weekend on the SAME weekend! Hav' mercy! So happy this morning. So grateful. All praises due. xo!

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NAME: Kurt Sutter
HANDLE: @sutterink
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 297K
QUOTE: "Storyteller"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Photos of his daughter, dog, selfies with cigarettes and on-location shots
WHY HIM: Adorable meets Sons of Anarchy

 

#Severn #Wales #TBX #scout

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NAME: Gillian Robespierre
HANDLE: @gillianrobes
OCCUPATION: Writer, director
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 2,311
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Lots of TBT, crass humor and love

 

The time we dressed like an all girl band #TBT Old Testament @jennyslate @bettyholm

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NAME: Kevin Smith
HANDLE: @thatkevinsmith
OCCUPATION: Filmmaker
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 235K
QUOTE: "Once, I was but an innocent egg. Until I was penetrated by a hockey-jersey-wearing sperm…"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Bromance moments with the lovable Jay Mewes and funny TBTs
WHY HIM: Kevin Smith being Kevin Smith

 

Jay & Silent Night.

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NAME: Shonda Rhimes
HANDLE: @shondarhimes
OCCUPATION: TV mogul
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 154K
QUOTE: "I have some TV shows. I also have some babies."
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Olivia Pope’s wine of the day and TBTs (with Britney Spears!)
WHY HER: An exclusive peek into Shondaland

 

Okay. First up for #TBT? CROSSROADS. @britneyspears and I on the final day of shooting!

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NAME: Eli Roth
HANDLE: @realeliroth
OCCUPATION: Actor, filmmaker
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 60.3K
QUOTE: "Part time psychopath, fully functioning tyrant. Co-founder of The Crypt @CryptTV #Cryptfamily #6SecondScare #HalloVine #CryptParty"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Famous friends and gory set pics
WHY HIM: "It’s fun, and it fits my personality," says Roth.

NAME: Lee Daniels
HANDLE: @theoriginalbigdaddy
OCCUPATION: Actor, writer, director, producer, creator
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 95.8K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Photos with his casts, other celebs, TBTs and memes
WHY HIM: See the expanse of Daniels’ empire — and Empire

 

An #Empire night with the #Roc. J smile! Smh. #AnotherNightInHollywood

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NAME: Greg Berlanti
HANDLE: @gberlanti
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 18.1K
QUOTE: "Work in TV and FILM as a writer, producer and director. I don’t know why I all caps’d TV and Film. That was weird."
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Superheroes, selfies, friends and family. But you gotta go for his famous grin — it's adorable.
WHY HIM: Berlanti says, "I love using Instagram. It forces me to stop and capture some of the moments I’ve been so lucky to experience."

 

Hey @grantgust look what I just got as a gift from Warners. You are truly my puppet now. #puppetsrule

A photo posted by Greg Berlanti (@gberlanti) on

NAME: Jenni Konner
HANDLE: @campsucks
OCCUPATION: Writer, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 15.2K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Lena Dunham in various states of undress
WHY HER: Take it from Dunham: "Jenni’s feed is my ideal mix of fitness, food, fashion and sight gags."

 

International woman in full Spanx.

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NAME: John Singleton
HANDLE: @realjohnsingleton
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 37.5K
QUOTE: "BORN AND RAISED IN L.A. WESTSIDE TILL I DIE AQUABOOGIE ALL THE TIME."
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: "I rarely post anything personal,” says the 47-year-old filmmaker. “I use IG mostly to profile my interests, business, and lifestyle-wise."
WHY HIM: Selfies with celebs and a shirtless selfie at sea

NAME: Diablo Cody
HANDLE: @diablocody
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 20.2K
QUOTE: "I wrote 144 book reports in the summer of 1987 and won a contest at my library."
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Hilarious posts, fun TBTs, and her family
WHY HER: Every post will give you something to laugh at.

 

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NAME: David Katzenberg
HANDLE: @davidkatzenberg
OCCUPATION: Director
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 17.8K
QUOTE: "Director of things. Co-Founder of KatzSmith Productions. I go by David "double tap" Katzenberg. You’re welcome."
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: A great mix of food, fab scenery, pretty friends, a gorgeous fiancee and one cool-looking dog

 

Soooo this happened... @charliesheen as "Boy in the Police Station" 30 years later! #Bueller #RIPHughes @thegoldbergsabc

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NAME: Kevin Williamson
HANDLE: @kevwilliamson
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 17.1K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Pics with his famous friends, including his main squeeze George Kotsiopoulos

 

@paulvedere @hilaryshor Fun with the gang' #tvd #glodenglobes #vampirediaries

A photo posted by Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) on

NAME: Brian Grazer
HANDLE: @briangrazer
OCCUPATION: Uber-Producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 12.1K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Pics with Mick Jagger, other celebs and even the inside of his mouth during a dental procedure
WHY HIM: "If there’s a moment that is shocking and I can get it on film, I take the picture and post it," he says.

 

This was the beginning of my day, ouch!

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NAME: Michael Eisner
HANDLE: @michael_eisner
OCCUPATION: Famed businessman, former CEO of Disney
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 1,276
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Adorable pictures of his grandkids and vacations with his wife
WHY THEM: Because it's Michael Eisner and he's on Instagram

 

Daughter-in-law and granddaughter at Walt Disney world

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NAME: Bryan Singer
HANDLE: @bryanjaysinger
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, producer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 33.1K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Exclusive movie announcements and Singer's real life.
WHY HIM: If he’s willing to post a photo of himself at the dentist and getting X-Men ink, who knows what else he’ll post?

 

Getting my X-Tattoo with @sirpatstew witnessing midnight. Thanks @SSC_Tattoo & @Louie_perez_3_SSC

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NAME: Annie Atkins
HANDLE: @annieatkins
OCCUPATION: Graphic designer, Grand Budapest Hotel and Boxtrolls
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 11.1K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Gorgeous landscapes 
WHY HER: An amazing artistic eye

 

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NAME: Jim Bissell
HANDLE: @biscuitmix
OCCUPATION: Production designer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 101
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Incredible shots of productions and architecture
WHY THEM: This little-known Instagrammer has some of the most incredible pics. And a great handle (see above).

 

Abandoned Theater lobby in Marrakech

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NAME: James Pearse Connelly
HANDLE: @jamespconnelly
OCCUPATION: Production designer, The Voice
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 3,967
QUOTE: "How to be fabulous. (See Below)"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Set work, design, selfies with friends
WHY HIM: Interior design inspiration

 

Watch ✌️ SPIN. #thevoice #LVK #productiondesign #gay

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NAME: Derek McLane
HANDLE: @derekmclane
OCCUPATION: Set designer 
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 562
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Gorgeous theaters of course. And theatres.
WHY HIM: You get to see his work and it's really good. He doesn't have a ton of followers but he should.

 

This was another favorite of mine. #oscars2015 #setdesign #productiondesign #productiondesigner

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NAME: Catherine Hardwicke
HANDLE: @catherinehardwicke
OCCUPATION: Director
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 4,487
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Locations, friends and throwbacks, oh my!
WHY HER: She seems like someone you want to spend a lovely afternoon with.

 

#JoanJett in the house! Writing a song for @missyoualreadyfilm!

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NAME: Miranda July
HANDLE:@mirandajuly
OCCUPATION: Writer, director, artist
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 10.4K
QUOTE: "Miranda July is a writer, artist and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her novel, The First Bad Man, was published this year." 
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Hilarity
WHY HER: July launched her account in February, so she's new and we like new.

 

Mile High Selfie Club

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NAME: Nancy Meyers
HANDLE:@nmeyers
OCCUPATION: Filmmaker 
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 6,828
QUOTE: "The Intern 9.15.15"
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Fabulous vacations and TBT to Meyers' film catalog
WHY HER: An intimate look at the life of one of Hollywood's top female directors

 

Shooting Annie and Bob on a plane today! Love shooting on movie planes. #theintern

A photo posted by Nancy Meyers (@nmeyers) on

NAME: Rachel Morrison
HANDLE:@rmorrison
OCCUPATION: Director of photography (Cake, Fruitvale Station)
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 2,424
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Gorgeousness
WHY HER: She knows how to use a camera.

 

First time on skates in 15 years... Like riding a bicycle (on ice).

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NAME: Autumn Durald
HANDLE: @addp
OCCUPATION: Cinematographer
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 12.6K
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Dreamy landscapes. Are you surprised?
WHY HER: She knows how to use filters.

 

good morning ocean | fenna

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NAME: Xavier Dolan
HANDLE:@xavierdolan
OCCUPATION: Director, actor
NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 114K
QUOTE: "Acteur, réalisateur. Actor, director." 
WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Pics and vids and landscapes and production shots
WHY HIM: He's got a good eye trained on the world around him.

 

Good news......

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