The Athena Film Festival has selected its 2022 grant winners and honorees, The Hollywood Reporter
can reveal exclusively.
Ida Rodriguez Joglar, Kelsie Mason Ramos, and Nic Yulo are among those being honored
at the annual celebration of women leaders in film.
I am so proud to be a mentor
for BAFTA's Inaugural Vance Byrd Program
identifies and rewards talented students from across Los Angeles with support
to become future leaders in film, television, and games.
Read more about the mentees here
I am honored to have been invited to participate in the
2021 BAFTA Newcomers Program,
as one of the New York Talents. So excited to join this community of inspiring Bafta Talents and
looking forward to all that's ahead!
Read more about it here
Laylayon has been invited to the AFF Writers Lab!
A joint partnership between Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership and Women
and Hollywood, the Screenwriting Lab is sponsored by Lifetime, with Bryce Norbitz as Program Director.
I am thrilled to announce that Laylayon
is a finalist for the SFFILM Rainin Grant!
Thank you to the SFFILM Makers program and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for recognizing my project.
Read more about the grant program and all the finalists here
won the 2021 Columbia Blue List
I am so honored to be included in this uber-talented group of feature and television writers!
Appreciate the hard work of the whole CU Blue List team and congratulations to all the winners!
was named a semifinalist for the Columbia Blue List
which represents the finest unproduced screenplays and television pilots by recent graduates of the Columbia University School of the Arts graduate Film Program.
Operation Amber Sky
is set to go live on January 21st! Work with skilled Rainbow Six
allies to prevent a noxious chemical weapon from destroying Auroa and the rest of the world. Watch the trailer
My author-illustrator debut Patch of Sky
sold, in a four-house auction, to Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin) and will be published in the Spring of 2022!
Read more on Publishers Weekly
and special thanks to my brilliant agent Alexandra Levick
Episode 3 Red Patriot
will launch on September 15. Team up with old friend Scott Mitchell and face-off against new elite special ops enemies. Watch the teaser
My children's book illustrations are LIVE on the Writers House
! There are no words to express how it feels to see my artwork among author-illustrators I have admired my whole life.
2020 | Mar 23
This special Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Crossover Event debuts March 24! Fight alongside the legendary Sam Fisher in a new Splinter Cell
Congrats to the whole team! Watch the trailer here
Athena Lab Reunion at AFF 2020
Thank you to the Athena Film Festival
for bringing all the
for a weekend of empowerment, breathtaking stories, bold voices, silence breaking, and badassery!
So proud to say my original series Night Witches
was named a Top 10
finalist at SeriesFest's Women Writing Competition in Partnership with Kyra Sedgwick's Big Swing Productions
The Open Beta will be live from 09/26 to 09/29. It's so surreal to get to play one of my missions before the official release. Happy Beta to players all across the world.
Kanvasroom + ADAA Mentorship & Mentee Experience
2020 | Feb 6
Grateful to have been chosen for a Kanvasroom
that paired me with a prolific female video game writer for career guidance.
Check out my Mentee Testimonial
about the experience!
2020 | Jan 29
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's
first Live Event runs from Jan 29 - Feb 6. This new mission pits you against the T-800 TERMINATOR, a deadly machine from the future.
Watch the trailer here
My picture books have found a home at Writers House
2019 | Nov 7
I am overjoyed to announce that I recently signed with the incredible Alexandra Levick
at Writers House
Literary Agency! And yes, there were pigs involved.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint NYC Premiere Event
2019 | Oct 3
So excited to attend the NYC Premiere Event and get a little more insight on how to train like a real Recon soldier. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has launched worldwide.
Two Ubisoft games took top prizes at Gamescom! Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
for Best PC Game and Roller Champions
for Best Sports Game. Congrats to the amazing Breakpoint team!
2019 | Aug 13
Absolutely thrilled that out of more than 10,000 entries, See Sky Pig, my original picture book concept, was named Top Talent for Illustration at the 2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
2019 | Jun 14
Thankful to the Adobe Awards
for the opportunity to share my post-grad / early career journey. Read the full article here
2019 | June 11
Jon Bernthal and Bam Bam the Pit Bull reveal more content from Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
at E3! Check out the full press con here
2019 | May 24
SeriesFest announced their Top 15
Semi-Finalists for the
Women Directing Mentorship in partnership with Shondaland. I am thrilled to be among them!
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint by Ubisoft premieres wordlwide
2019 | Jul 4
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint made its worldwide premiere with gameplay sneak preview via live stream.
It's set for release in October 2019.
2019 | May 9
Night Witches selected for the Athena Film Festival LA TV & Screenwriting Lab
in partnership with the Stephens College MFA and WIST.
Unstereotype Alliance Summit at the United Nations
2019 | Apr 6
Honored to represent Adobe
as official photographer for UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance Summit
seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes in media and advertising. Read more here
Variety 2019 Sundance Issue
2019 | Jan 28
So excited to be featured with the other Alfred P. Sloan Award Winners in Variety's 2019 Sundance Issue. Keep an eye out for Night Witches
on the cover's back page.
2018 | Nov 15
Night Witches named Semi-Finalist for the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition and the BlueCat Pilot Competition. Horizon named Semi-Finalist of the BlueCat Short Screenplay Competition.
2018 | July 26
Proud to be included in Cut-throat Women an online database of women who make horror films. An amazing resource for genre-enthusiasts!
Horizon and Night Witches win awards at CUFF 2018
2018 | May 10
Night Witches awarded Faculty Selects and a live reading at Lenfest Center for the Arts, while Horizon wins the GiGadgets Technology Award.
2018 | Apr 12
Columbia-Sloan Program awards four scripts about female scientists.
Two Screenplay Awards granted to Baretia by Jamil Munoz and Night Witches by Nic Yulo.
Horizon short film meets its crowdfunding goal on IndieGoGo
2018 | Jan 18
In a month we raised 108% of our budget with contributions
from 102 backers spanning the USA, Philippines, Australia,
Mexico, France, UK, Canada, Denmark, and Poland.
2017| Oct 10
Held every three years, the Sloan Foundation supports the most innovative filmmakers that
engage with science and technology themes and characters. Read more about Knights in Newark here
Horizon wins Breaking Barriers Award at CUFF 2017
2017 | May 16
My thesis film Horizon was awarded the Breaking Barriers Production Grant for Female Filmmakers
at the CUFF Awards at the DGA Theater, NY.
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards
2016 | Dec 7
Had an amazing time at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards in San Diego, where my short film Replica
took home the ADAA for Fine Art Film & Video.