An award-winning writer and producer of children’s television, Cheryl’s credits include: Creator and show runner of the highly successful 100 episode preschool series The Big Comfy Couch with Toronto’s Radical Sheep Productions. She is happy to crow that BCC has seen a total recoupment for investors and was awarded two Emmys, a Gemini and an ACT Award of Excellence; Creative producer on the preschool series and Gemini winner POKO with Halifax Film for CBC-Kidsco-creator of BO on the GO with Halifax Film for CBC-Kids.
Before television beckoned, her career in children’s entertainment began in theatre as a puppeteer and clown. Cheryl is very proud of and grateful for her years working closely with Jim Henson on Fraggle Rock and Ernie Coombs on Mr. Dressup. Her film experience includes the role of Ms. Finch in the Sesame Street film Follow That Bird. Ms Wagner has also been involved in the writing and creation of adult dramatic series with Moncton’s Dream Street Pictures.
Cheryl resides in Charlottetown and as member of the Island Film Factory is working on developing and supporting the community of creators of screen stories – whether film, television, or other platforms. A member of the Writer’s Guild of Canada, she was the Prince Edward Island Creative Development Representative for Super Channel. She also sits on the Board of Directors of WIFT-Atlantic.