Screenwriter Anthony Tambakis visited campus Wednesday evening to talk with students and aspiring screenwriters. He discussed tricks of the trade, the rise of Netflix and his upcoming movie “Suicide Squad 2.”
The event, held in Bingham Hall, was open to the public. Many students in attendance said they had heard about it through their screenwriting classes and were interested to hear more about the process from someone in the industry.
Dana Coen, director of the Writing for Screen and Stage program, said that the program tries to hold talks like this often.
“It’s so important to introduce students to the professional world, which is very different from the nurturing world they’re in now and gives them an idea of where they’re headed,” Coen said. “I feel that it’s important to be ahead of the curve, and you do that by speaking to people who have already had these experiences.”
Hayley Sigmon, a junior in the communications department, agreed. Sigmon said that the level of expertise made the talk engaging and educational.