Cecilia Copeland is a writer, producer and director. Member of New York Women in Film and Television, the League of Professional Theatre Women, an inductee into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Lennis J. Holm Scholarship at the Writers Workshop and Screenplay Special Effects Grant from MetroScreen Australia. Her sci-fi TV Pilot TALTRIX (based on her book Surviving the Gauntlet) was presented by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) as the Winner of the New Works Lab with a reading starring Golden Globe Winner Regina Taylor. It also won Best TV Pilot Screenplay at LA Femme International Film Festival. TALTRIX honors include Finalist for LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, Semi-Finalist MADE IN NY WRITERS ROOM and NextTV Writing & Pitch Competition, Quarter-Finalist ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship and Creative World Awards.