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Obituary: Voice Casting Director Brigitte Burdine

Obituary: Voice Casting Director Brigitte Burdine

December 30, 2010 | By Kyle Orland

December 30, 2010 | By Kyle Orland
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Respected, L.A.-based video game voice casting director Brigitte Burdine, who worked on games including World of Warcraft and God of War II, was killed in a hit-and-run accident early yesterday morning. She was 48.

Burdine was hit by by a car while crossing the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Pershing Drive at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to police and outlets including the Los Angeles Weekly. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she died later that morning.

Police are seeking the owner of a dark-colored sedan, possibly with front-end damage. Anyone with potential information should contact the LAPD's West Traffic Division detectives at 213-473-0234.

Working in the field since 1989, Burdine ran the Brigitte Burdine Casting Agency, which had just this week been renamed Coherent Crow. She also worked as an actress, director and producer for many film and television projects.

Her video game credits include vocal casting work for dozens of games from publishers including EA, Activision, Namco, Blizzard, Sony, Microsoft, Capcom, Warner Bros. and more. Highlights include the Killzone and Spider-Man game series, SOCOM 3, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and ModNation Racers.

Burdine was known to share her knowledge of the industry through summits and workshops with audio leads and voice over actors around the industry, encouraging new talent rising through the ranks.

"Brigitte was the only voice director I ever worked with who left her emotions at the front door," said Mark Morrison, Regional Sales Director for Unity Technologies, who worked with Burdine on multiple projects, in an email message to Gamasutra. "She never had an ego and exemplified humility and all the fun and passion that the video game space admires. She was a quiet giant who reveled in problem solving and making clients 150% happy."

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