The city of Austin, Texas has made a name for itself in the fashion and modelling world–and that name is ‘The Brown Agency.’ The company, which trains and places talent for a broad variety of fashion, print, and screen markets, is Austin’s only full-service talent supplier and is one of only a handful of such agencies in Texas. Brown Agency was launched in 2015 upon the merger of two of Austin’s premier talent agency powerhouses–Wilhelmina Austin and Heyman Talent-South. Justin Brown, the former head of Wilhelmina Austin and now current CEO of Brown Agency, is enthusiastic about the direction the company has taken. He strives for an agency that provides its clients with attractive, dedicated, and dependable talent–and Brown Agency delivers just that. The company’s growing portfolio includes such high-end names as Louis Vuitton, Toyota, Dodge, Bing, CVS, L.L. Bean and more. A former model himself, Brown has experience in the Las Angeles and New York markets that enables him to usher Austin’s up-and-coming talent further into the modelling industry spotlight.
According to Market wired, Michael B. Bonnée, founder of Heyman Talent South, also views the merger as a win-win for both companies. “Heyman Talent-South…[was] very fortunate to build a very strong theatrical division as well as commercially,” he stated, “Justin, with Wilhelmina, had the strongest agency in their categories. Merging two established agencies really created something that no other agency can do.” Bonnée is currently Brown Agency’s leading theatrical agent.
As a full-service talent company, Brown Agency serves as a gateway for models to gain access to a broad variety of industries. The agency hires and trains talent for runway and commercial fashion, plus-size fashion, television and film, editorials and magazines, print advertising, theater, industry expos, and corporate events. Potential talent is encouraged to find their niche in the modelling world by attending the agency’s Open Calls, which take place on Thursdays between three and four PM.
As Austin continues to take off in the fashion, screen, and print markets, aspiring models can enjoy confidence in Brown Agency’s training and placement expertise, while potential clients can come to rely on the agency’s extensive experience and professionalism.