Wilhelmina Austin Modeling Agency acquired Heyman Talent South Talent Agency, renamed the collaboration and launched The Brown Agency. With these two powerful forces joining together, The Brown Agency is the only full service(model and talent) agency in Austin, Texas and one of a very few in the entire state of Texas. The office is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. The Brown Agency opened in the summer of 2015.
Justin Brown, former President and Operator of Wilhelmina Models Austin, is the President and CEO of Brown Agency. Michael B. Bonne’e, founder of Heyman Agency, is the leader of the Brown Agency’s Theatrical Division. Justin Brown says “Merging with Heyman Talent South and becoming a full service agency is an integral part of our growth strategy and commitment to serving our talent and our clients.” He continues to say that both agencies take pride in choosing the best people, preparing them on a higher and larger level, and then delivering the most dependable, elegant, and trustworthy talent. Michael Bonne’e says that “The combined talents of the two agencies make this an exciting opportunity.” The goal of Brown Agency is to produce high standards and expectations in the modeling industry never before seen from Central Texas.
Since its launching in 2015, many of The Brown Agency’s talents have been seen working for well-known brand named companies such as Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, L’oreal and a vast array of other famous brands. The Brown Agency’s models have, also. Had many high profile engagements. They have walked the runway for New York Fashion Week, Austin Fashion Week, Dallas Fashion Week, and Miami Swim Week just to name a few.
Justin Brown, President and CEO of Brown Agency, was born in Reno, Nevada but grew up in the tiny town of Susanville, just across the state line, in California. Justin was a shy child who, generally, played by the rules. When he turned eighteen, Justin moved to Southern California to pursue modeling. Upon arriving, Justin moved from firm to firm learning about the industry from the inside out.
Justin Brown studied Business Management in college, but his real interest lied in what went on behind the cameras. In the midst of searching and getting other jobs, Justin landed a job entitled Development and Placement where he trained the models to act like professionals. He, then, would either find them work or would help them graduate to bigger ventures.
Brown, now thirty-five, is still carrying on that legacy today at Brown Group. “We make sure they look right, have the right photos, and introduce them to the largest agencies in the world.” Brown said. He is also very well known for saying “We are only as good as our talent.”