Wilhelmina Austin bought out Heyman Talent-South and has renamed the company The Brown Agency. The two agencies, by joining forces, has grown into one of the largest modeling talent and theatrical agencies in the Austin region. Justin Brown has stated that by merging with Wilhelmina Austin, they have built a respected full service agency. The Brown Agency now offers a broader selection of gifted actors and models to their clients, who are seen throughout the country.
The Brown Agency will be headquartered in Austin. There will also be a presence of the company in both Dallas and in Los Angeles. As CEO and president, Justin Brown will lead the company into becoming more successful. Michel B. Bonnee, the former founder of the Heyman Talent-South, now leads the theatrical division of The Brown Agency. Bonnee stated that the joining of the two agencies, with their combined expertise and talent will help the new company to offer greater opportunities to their clients and the talented individuals that they train.
Justin Brown worked his way through college by being a skinny jean model. He studied business management but was really more interested in what went on behind the cameras. He ended up training models to be pros and found them jobs in their field. He also helped the models to graduate to the big shows and runways. Justin now watches over the careers of over 450 talents. He makes sure all the talents have the proper photos and are introduced to the largest agencies in the world. With Justin’s own experiences in New York and Los Angeles, he can lead promising talent into larger agencies. The Brown Agency most likely places 20 to 30 percent of the talent in the larger agencies.
Many of the world’s largest brands use talent from The Brown Agency. Models and acting individuals have been placed with Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal, Toyota, Dell and thousands of other well-known companies. The agency feels they are only as good as their talent and they made sure their standards were high and met by all their modeling and commercial talent students. Many of their talents have been see in fashion shows gracing the runways for Austin Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Dallas Fashion Week, the Miami Swim Week and many other shows.
The Brown Agency takes pride in delivering the highest professional, dependable and elegant talent that has ever come out of Austin. All students have been prepared to handle the larger market stages and perform elegantly. The days of the barroom runways is over. The Brown Agency is moving in the right direction, by hiring local and looking national. Austin is taking off at a fast pace and national campaigns are being done in Austin with the talents from The Brown Agency. Check out their Instagram page.