Bristol Academy of Voice Acting to join DIT Gaming Trade Mission to America

14th February 2023

Bristol Academy of Voice Acting (BRAVA) is delighted to announce today that it has been invited to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) on its mission to the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco from 20-24 March 2023.

BRAVA Founder and CEO, Melissa Thom, will attend the conference with an exclusive group of over 40 UK gaming companies on the 5 day mission to GDC – the leading global video games conference. The UK delegation will join developers, publishers, programmers, artists, producers, funders and technology providers in the US, including Amazon, Epic, Google, Intel, Oculus and Sony.

BRAVA will meet casting directors, producers and content creators to discuss the current state of play in the gaming industry and promote their recently launched talent database: All featured voice actors have been trained to BRAVA’s high standards, with professional voice reels and high-quality audio recording capabilities to deliver work.

Commenting on the DIT trade mission, BRAVA CEO, Melissa Thom, said: 

‘We’re delighted to be invited to attend GDC with DIT and the best of the British gaming industry. Character work and acting for video games is a cornerstone of the voice acting business, and training in this important area has been part of the BRAVA offering from the very beginning. We work with some of the very best coaches in the UK and US and provide intensive training to a very high standard. Together with the support of DIT, this is a fantastic opportunity to be able to showcase our talent on an international stage.’

Ameeta Virk MBE, US Markets Leader at DIT said:

We are thrilled that BRAVA CEO, Melissa Thom, whose clients include Rockstar Games (GTAV) and Zenimax (Elder Scrolls), is joining our UK trade delegation to GDC. We have no doubt BRAVA will continue to strengthen their reputation within the US gaming space and forge long lasting trade relationships moving forward.’

To find out more about BRAVA go to

Find the BRAVA Talent database at or contact us at [email protected].


About Melissa Thom

Melissa is a highly experienced voice actor, voiceover artist, and presenter, with over 17 years' experience voicing for global brands.

Related articles

Paws for thought: Final call for artists to join Gromit Unleashed 2025!

Paws for thought: Final call for artists to join Gromit Unleashed 2025!

Helping people understand menopause in the workplace

Helping people understand menopause in the workplace

Building Creative Resilience

Building Creative Resilience