Cheryl Christiansen has had nearly thirty years experience in the entertainment industry to include theatrical motion pictures, television and cable, legitimate theatre, nightclubs and the recording industry. Her diversified talent has given her experience as a writer, producer, associate producer, production designer, costume designer, post-production supervisor, music coordinator, singer-songwriter, actress and dancer.

She began her professional career in San Francisco, dancing with the Pacific Ballet and appearing as a singer-dancer-actress in “WEST SIDE STORY” and other musicals at Ben Kapen’s Melodyland Theatre. She traveled throughout California with the Fran Malione Dancers, toured with Jimmy Durante and performed in Las Vegas and at Harrah’s Club in Lake Tahoe, where she worked with performers such as Wayne Newton, Jack Benny, Mitzi Gaynor, Andy Williams, Jimmy Dean, Antonio Carlos Jobim, etc.

She was summoned to Hollywood where she appeared as a dancer-singer-actress on such TV shows as “The Dean Martin Show”, “The Jerry Reed Show”, “Laugh-In”, “Gene Kelly Special”, “Andy Griffith Special”, “Rowan And Martin Special”, “Coz”, “The Milton Berle Show”, “Herb Alpert Special”, to name a few.

As an actress, she appeared in “The Laughing Policeman”, starring Walter Matthau, “The Drowning Pool” starring Paul Newman, “Sweet Charity” starring Shirley MacLaine, “Killing Of A Chinese Bookie”, “The Love Machine”, and “Shaft”.

When Cheryl began expanding her talents into the music industry, she wrote songs for recording artists such as Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Andy Williams, Vicki Carr, 21st Creation and others. She has had several single releases and Platinum and Gold Records for her music. She has written and recorded songs for “The Adventures of Nicholas At Roaring Camp”, a one-hour children’s video, as well as several jingles for commercials currently running on Television and Cable stations. She has written songs, including the theme song, which she will record, for “Mark Twain’s Greatest Adventure”, a full-length feature film currently in pre-production.

Behind the camera, Cheryl has been producing Corporate ID spots for national television and radio play for World X-Change and Pt-1 Communications (starring Ron Masak and Dee Wallace Stone), and also a series of foreign language spots for national play. She has written the jingles for both companies. The campaigns have won the Aurora Award, Videographer Award and The Communicator Award.

She produced “The Making of Louis L’Amour’s Shaughnessey”, a one-hour behind-the-scenes documentary on the Hill/Fields Entertainment and Aces & Eights, Inc., production of the pilot movie for CBS, starring Linda Koslowski, Sarah Purcell, Matthew Settle, Bo Hopkins & Stuart Whitman.

Cheryl was the line-producer on Geico Cycle, national television play for Geico Insurance. The spots were the winner of the Aurora Gold Award.

She co-produced “The Adventures Of Nicholas At Roaring Camp”, a half-hour pilot for a children’s series utilizing full-size trains in a California redwood park. She also served as Production Designer and wrote all the songs and recorded the theme song. The pilot was the winner of the Aurora Gold Award and The Videographer Award.

She co-produced a half-hour comedy-variety show, “Robert Shields’ Junkbox”, starring Robert Shields, Larry Hankin, Ed Gale & Rick Hurst. And, “Understanding The Mysteries Of The Tarot”, a 90-minute history and instruction on how to understand and effectively read Tarot cards. She was also the Production Designer and narrator for the video.

Cheryl is currently the co-producer/costume designer for “Mark Twain’s Greatest Adventure”, a Matter Of Time theatrical motion picture currently in pre-production.

As Associate Producer and Production Designer, she was involved in various productions, including “Once There Was A Ballpark” & “The Men You Love To Hate”, both documentaries on the history of baseball, the ballparks and the umpires. Starring Martin Sheen, Brooks Robinson, “Whitey” Ford, Al Kaline, Dick Williams, Ernie Harwell, “Cece” Carlucci, Sam Elliott & Katharine Ross. And, “A.J. Jamal’s Star Alley”, three half-hour pilots for a comedy show starring A.J. Jamal.

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Cheryl is currently a Founder of Aspen Center for Integrated Health . She served as Co-Chairman (West Coast) of the Joint U.S.-Russian World War II Filmmakers Conference. She was President and CEO of Certified Nuts Of Beverly Hills, Ltd., a candy company. She is an accomplished fine artist whose paintings are in various collections around the world, is a member of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Women In Film and Los Angeles Women In Music. Cheryl is a partner in Rain Shadows Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment and design company.


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