The Austin, Texas based Brown Agency is one of Central Texas’ leading commercial talent agencies for print and fashion models. Founded in 2010, the agency is involved in providing models for advertising, fashion, entertainment, industrial videos, a wide variety of media, photo shoots, professional networking and more. Part of the internationally known The Brown Agency family, the Austin, Texas area based branch has quickly established itself as an industry leader. The Brown Agency’s goal is to establish big market expectations and standards Central Texas has never seen before.
In the 8 years the Brown Agency has operated in the Austin area, it has found work for local models and talent with thousands of the world’s best known brands. Austin based The Brown Agency models have shown off the work of famous designers at fashion shows in New York, Miami, Dallas and countless other cities throughout the United States and a number of other cities worldwide. The Brown Agency’s president Justin Brown is proud of the work the agency has done in selecting and prepping local talent and making them become more elegant, stylish, unique, professional and dependable. In a nod to local Austin talent, Brown said the agency is only as good as the talent of its models and actors.
Austin’s Justin Brown has a background in modeling himself. While working on his business management degree in college, he earned a living modeling and doing several different jobs at a modeling agency. However, Brown always had an interest in the business side of the industry. He focused his energy on the development and placement of models, training them to be professionals and getting them work on big time projects. The Reno, Nevada native moved to Southern California at 18, learned the ins and outs of the industry, moved to Austin in 2005 and in 2008 started his own model and talent development business, JB Models and Talent.
In 2010 the Wilhelmina national agency licensed Justin Brown’s company and relaunched it as Wilhelmina Austin. This gave Brown a great deal more resources to prepare his charges for the boon in commercials, print jobs and runway shows that opened up in Austin. Then in 2015, Wilhelmina Austin gobbled up Heyman Talent-South, the successful Austin based acting talent agency, and became The Brown Agency. Justin Brown will serve as president and CEO of the newly formed company. Heyman Talent-South founder and drama expert, Michael B. Bonnée, will run The Brown Agency’s theatrical division. Check out blog.brownagency.co to see more.
Wilhelmina Austin and Heyman Talent-South are two of the largest talent agencies in the Austin, Texas area. By joining forces, the agencies with their unique capabilities and strengths have turned The Brown Agency into Central Texas’ only full-service agency.