APA signs two Sundance scribes

Rookies Morgan Jurgenson, Antonio Macia ink with agency

PARK CITY -- APA has signed two rookie screenwriters with films at the Sundance Film Festival.

Morgan Jurgenson, who also is managed by Jonathan Hung, co-wrote the Park City at Midnight horror-comedy "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" with the film's director, Eli Craig. The film tweaks a common kids-in-the-woods convention by pitting two sweet hillbillies trying to fix up their vacation cabin against a group of privileged college kids convinced that the mild-mannered Tucker and Dale are actually psycho killers.

Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk and Katrina Bowden star in the film, which has been fielding interest from potential buyers at the fest.

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Antonio Macia wrote the crime drama "Holy Rollers," directed by Kevin Asch, which features Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha as Hasidic Jews who smuggled Ecstasy into the U.S. in the late '90s. The film, based on real events, premiered Monday at the Eccles Theatre.

Macia, also is repped by Underground Entertainment, co-wrote and co-starred in the 2003 coming-of-age drama "Anne B. Real," which was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards.