Interview & Book Giveaway on Writing & Illustrating
2022 | Jul 12
Want to learn more about the journey behind Patch of Sky? Head over to Writing & Illustrating to hear more about the process of signing with my literary agent to selling the book at auction and publishing with Penguin's Dial Books for Young Readers. One lucky winner will get a copy of Patch of Sky.
2022 | Jul 5
This July 17th, Catch Patch of Sky at the Books of Wonder Animal Picture Book Event! Bring the zoo home for young readers and join us for the fanfare. Simultaneously playful and elegant, these stories will make any reader curious about our animal neighbors on planet earth! Watch the author panel here.
NYICFF Industry Forum: STEM Stories on Screen
2022 | Jun 28
At NYICFF's 2022 Industry Forum, Scott Cohen, Liam Cohen, Ada Twist, Scientist showrunner Kerri Grant, and I will discuss the impact representation can have in supporting science-based study, and how representing diverse stories can inspire girls to pursue STEM fields. Watch the full panel here.
Penguin Random House July Staff Picks
2022 | Jun 23
My debut picture book Patch of Sky has been named a July Staff Pick by Pengin Random House. It will be released worldwide on July 12th! For more info and for purchase links, click here.
2022 Sloan Film Summit by Film Independent
2022 | Apr 10
Thank you to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Film Independent for inviting my STEM, historical, original television pilot Night Witches to participate in the triennial Sloan Film Summit! It was such a delight to meet all these ridiculously talented filmmakers that share my passion for science in storytelling.
2022 BAFTA Games Awards reveal winners and juries
2022 | Apr 7
It was such a profound honor to be invited to be a juror for the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards. A massive congratulations to all the amazing winners and nominees! Thank you BAFTA for celebrating diversity, skill, innovation, passion, as well as an industry I am so proud to be a part of.
Chinonye Chukwu Emerging Writer Awardees Announced
2022 | Mar 9
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.
BAFTA Vance Byrd Mentors and Mentees Announced
2022 | Mar 8
I am so proud to be a mentor for BAFTA's Inaugural Vance Byrd Program, which 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.
New York International Children's Film Festival 25th Anniversary
2022 | Mar 5
Horizon and Knights in Newark will screen at the Girls' POV: Science on Screen program at NYICFF's 25th Anniversary! Such an honor to be part of a festival that places girls' perspectives at the forefront and focuses on redefining film for younger generations.
Patch of Sky Cover Reveal by Avery & Augustine
2021 | Dec 7
The official Patch of Sky cover reveal is live on Avery & Augustine! This story about friendship and learning to see the world in a whole new way will be out July 12, 2022. Learn more about it here and Pre-Order the book here.
BAFTA Newcomers Program 2021
2021 | Oct 20
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 and here.
Athena Film Fest 2021 Writers Lab
2021 | Sep 22
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.
2021 SFFILM Rainin Grant Finalists
2021 | Jul 23
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 and here.
Columbia Blue List Winners
2021 | Mar 30
Laylayon 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!
Columbia Blue List Semifinalists
2021 | Mar 3
Laylayon 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.
Recon x Rainbow Six Siege trailer
2021 | Jan 14
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 here.
Deal Announcement: Patch of Sky
2020 | Nov 18
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.
Recon's Red Patriot trailer
2020 | Sep 10
Ghost Recon's 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 and trailer here.
Writers House Art Site
2020 | Jul 6
My children's book illustrations are LIVE on the Writers House official art site! There are no words to express how it feels to see my artwork among author-illustrators I have admired my whole life.
Recon's Deep State trailer
2020 | Mar 23
This special Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Crossover Event debuts March 24! Fight alongside the legendary Sam Fisher in a new Splinter Cell adventure. Congrats to the whole team! Watch the trailer here.
Athena Lab Reunion at AFF 2020
2020 | Mar 1
Thank you to the Athena Film Festival for bringing all the Athena Lab winners together for a weekend of empowerment, breathtaking stories, bold voices, silence breaking, and badassery!
SeriesFest | Big Swing Productions champion female Television writers
2020 | Feb 8
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!
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta is Live!
2019 | Nov 23
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.
The Terminator Crossover Event goes live
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.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint wins at Gamescom 2019
2019 | Aug 23
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!
Adobe Awards 2019: Illustration Top Talent Win
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.
Career Check: Nic Yulo on Overcoming the Post-Grad Gray Area
2019 | Jun 14
Thankful to the Adobe Awards for the opportunity to share my post-grad / early career journey. Read the full article here.
Ubisoft announces four new games and takes E3 by storm
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.
SeriesFest | Shondaland Women Directing Mentorship Semi-Finalists
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.
Athena Film Festival Los Angeles TV Lab Winner
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, which 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.
WeScreenplay & BlueCat announce Fall 2018 Semi-finalists
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.
Cut-throat Women : A Database of Women Who Make Horror Films
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.
Night Witches wins Sloan Screenplay 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.
Knights in Newark at the Sloan Film Summit
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.