EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director Milo Addica, who earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the Halle Berry movie Monster’s Ball that won her the Academy Award, has signed with APA. He’s next up directing his original screenplay Open Space, being produced by Dean Nichols.

Addica’s writing credits include the 2003 Nicole Kidman starrer Birth and James Marsh’s The King in 2005 with Gael Garcia Bernal and Paul Dano.

Addica continues to be repped by manager Oren Segal and attorneys Ryan Levine and Karl Austen.