Brown Modeling Agency was acquired by Wilhelmina Austin; it was previously called Heyman-Talent-South and was re-launched. these are the two largest talent agencies, and combining both agencies gives them leverage. Making The Brown Agency the only full-service talent agency in Austin, and one of few in the state of Texas.
Justin Brown is the head of Wilhelmina, and launched in 2010 in Austin. It is recognized as the most respected agency in central Texas for modeling. Meanwhile, the past Heyman Talent-South was building its success as the best acting talent in Austin. When they combined both companies and rebranded as The Brown Modeling Agency, it gave their clients a broader list of experienced talent, and gave the talent better opportunities all around the county.
The Brown Agency will have it’s headquarters in Austin, with offices in Dallas and in Los Angeles. Justin Brown will be the CEO and president of The Brown Agency, while Michael B. Bonnee the founder of Heyman Talent-South, will lead the theatrical division of The Brown Agency. Talent from The Brown Agency, will be exposed to some of the biggest named brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, L’Oreal and many more. Both Justin and Michael have shown support of this merger, and couldn’t be happier because it gives their talent an exciting opportunity.
According to Market Wired, Justin Brown started modeling in college, and learned that he loved what went on behind the scenes. A position known as development and placement. He trained models to be pro’s, and placed them or helped them graduate. He is doing the same thing with The Brown Agency. Justin and the staff have helped over 450 talents grow in their craft and opportunities.
They take such pride in the work they do, from the photo’s they take to the casting’s they send talents to. All together they have placed around 20-30% of the talent they get, which is high for the industry. He says that their main job is to “manage expectations.” And that “You can’t make promises that you can’t keep.” In Texas there is room for everybody, some areas want conservative while other places want tattoo’s, funky hair etc. The future of The Brown Agency looks bright and Justin can’t wait to see what’s next.