we must write. we must document. we must entertain.

"Great screenwriting is never heard, never read, it's felt." - AZ Yeamen


Idea to Print. Story to Life.

Bridge 17 Scriptwriters' Studio was created by AZ Yeamen, Executive Director and Founder of CCA Awards the only independent screenwriting awards show in Atlanta, GA, Bridge 17 is a community created for writers to learn, collaborate, and network with producers and writers offering Writer's Room style classes, Scriptwriter for Hire Services, Producer Story Creation, Story Prep, and Co-Work Space dedicated to writers.

Welcome to Bridge 17 #b17.

Head Writer

Idea to Print. Story to Life.

AZ Yeamen


I am the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge 17 Scriptwriters' Studio; a 7,000 square foot independent content house for writers to work, learn, collaborate, promote, screen, and enjoy a like-minded tribe. I started my career like most writers - working an 8 to 5, taking care of home at night, then writing when inspiration hit me here and there. After a producer friend pitched an idea, I raised my hand to complete the project. Three days later the script was sold - I was bitten by the bug and turned pro. I found myself ignoring my day job to write. So eventually, I was let go and had to make my natural born passion and skill set work to pay bills. Talk about an inciting incident.

Nearly thirty scripts and years later selling every script I've ever written. I became the go-to for revisions, doctoring, whipping stories into shape, and pitch packages for TVOne, Aspire TV, Netflix, UMC Streaming, Bounce TV, and independent production companies.

Now, I am an evangelist for independent scriptwriters. All forms of media - not just the Hollywood Studios are grasping trying to find content. They're looking for your work, your ideas, but they want a professional to work. A writing professional understands marketability of scripts, the collaboration, the rewrites, brand management, concise storytelling - most importantly they know how to work with producers to execute changes in a script.

As most bios go, I can give you all my accolades - oh boy do I have many. However, the most important nugget about me is that I live off what I write and I have taught many others how to do the same.



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Korean Mother escapes an abusive husband by leaving her two biracial children in inner-city Chicago with the Black Grandmother they've never known.

Director - Christine Swanson

Executive Producer - Patti K. Gill and Kevin Gill

Written by - AZ Yeamen

Industrial - USPS "Safety is no accident"

The USPS wanted an engaging educational video for their employees in the Atlanta district post offices. For this project, we provided the treatment, script, and contracted our production from Anthony Nixon.

Director - AZ Yeamen

Produced by - AZ Yeamen

Written by - Jeremiah Timmons, Bridge 17 Staff Writer

Director of Photography - Anthony Nixon


Reel for trailers by Bridge 17 writers.

Director - AZ Yeamen

Executive Producer - AZ Yeamen

Director of Photography - Stephen Grumm