Bridge Media, Inc.
is an award-winning media production company with offices in the San Francisco
and Sacramento areas. Formed in 1994 by Dianne Fukami and gayle k. yamada, Bridge Media has extensive experience in video, television,
radio, print, and multimedia production. Our goal is to produce
programs and projects in a fun and creative way to educate
people and make a difference.
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Awards and Recognition
Awards include: the Edward R. Murrow Award for news documentary,
a CINE Golden Eagle, a Northern California Emmy and several
Emmy nominations, a National Emmy nomination, a number of
Silver Apples for educational pieces, several Associated Press
awards, and Asian American Journalists Association awards
for both television and radio reporting.
A recent production is The Spirit of Taiko, a documentary about taiko (drumming)
in the United States. We trace the taiko movement from its early days when Grand
Master Seiichi Tanaka brought it to California, and today is evolving into a
dynamic performance art. It has been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.
Another production is Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties,
a documentary about the Japanese American soldiers who fought for
the United States, serving in the Military Intelligence Service
during World War II. Produced, written, and directed by gayle k.
yamada, it has been shown on PBS stations throughout the country.
Other productions include Asian Treasure Bag of Folk Tales, co-produced with storyteller performers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, which features stories from Korea, China, the Philippines, and Japan.
Bridge Media’s television credits include Yan Can Cook
for PBS, Art of the Athlete and Diet
Doctor for Discovery
Channel's FitTV network, the Bay to Breakers race
for KPIX-TV, the New Year’s
Live Millennium show for KRON-TV, the Citibank
KPIX-TV, Women Entrepreneurs for KPIX-TV, and
the Children’s Miracle Network for both
KGO-TV and KPIX-TV.
To see a list of available works produced by Bridge
Media (including a selection of video clips), view the Catalog
page. Works can be purchased online in our store, or mail ordered using our printable order form.
Other questions about the buying process can be found in our FAQs page.
Prior to founding Bridge Media, Dianne Fukami and gayle k. yamada had
pioneering careers as executives in broadcasting.
Dianne Fukami was a news executive for the CBS station KPIX-TV
in San Francisco and worked there for nearly 15 years. She
served as an Executive Producer for a documentary on the Chinese
Exclusion Act, Separate Lives: Broken Dreams,
which was nominated for a national Emmy and won a regional
Emmy for Best Documentary. She was producer, writer, and director
for several documentaries on the Japanese American experience
for PBS station KCSM-TV.
gayle k. yamada is an award-winning executive
producer/producer/director/writer with extensive experience in
commercial, public, and cable television and radio, including documentaries,
informational series, cultural performances, feature-length segments,
news, corporate videos, and non-broadcast educational projects.
She works on studio and field-based programs, national and local programs,
and live and taped programs, and has taught at the university and
middle school levels, co-authored two books, and was a newspaper
Bridge Media, Inc. and its producers are proud to have worked
with the following clients:
- Asian Community Mental Health Services
- Asian Health Services
- Asian Law Caucus
- Asian Pacific Fund
- Children’s Hospital Oakland
- Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District
- Japanese American Citizens League
- Japanese American Services of the East Bay
- Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
- Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California
- Japanese Community Youth Council
- JRP Historical Consulting Services
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute
- Metropolitan Transportation Commission
- Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California
- National Japanese American Historical Society
- National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
- NHK, Japan
- Pacific Maritime Association
- Strategy and Communications Consultants
- United Negro College Fund
- Yan Can Cook, Inc.