This story first appeared in the Aug. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Twitter often costs people jobs, not helps land them.
Former BuzzFeed writer Jack Moore's feed got him staffed on Fox's upcoming Alexis Bledel/Jason Ritter sitcom Us & Them, about online romance. Since its debut in December, his @seinfeldtoday -- whose 617,000 followers include Jason Alexander -- has become an industry favorite for its perfectly pitched contemporary loglines for the '90s hit. (Sample: "Jerry discovers Newman is secretly an Internet-famous fan fiction writer. George gets aroused reading 50 Shades of Grey, questions self.")
Moore says it was "uniquely positioned" to help him. "I was basically pitching storylines, which is a huge part of being on a writing staff. Here's 400 [of them] that illustrated a skill set."