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Knighton heading to Sundance

The Hollywood Reporter has announced the 13 projects chosen for the Sundance Film Festival’s highly competitive January Screenwriters Lab, and among the lucky winners is Vancouver author Ryan Knighton. Knighton has fashioned his 2006 memoir Cockeyed “ about his gradual descent into blindness during his teen years “ into a screenplay, and now he’ll be spending Jan. 11 to 16 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, being tutored by big-name Hollywood screenwriters like Scott Frank (Get Shorty, The Lookout), Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco, The Good German), and Doug Wright (Quills).

Many scripts that get put through the Screenwriters Lab go on to be made into actual films, so here’s hoping that Knighton’s turns out to be one of them.