The Brown Agency was born in the summer of 2015 when Wilhelmina Austin (a part of the world renowned Wilhelmina Models network) acquired Heyman Talent-South, one of Austin’s most successful agencies for acting talent. Since then, they have grown to represent more than 450 talented individuals. By joining forces, they are able to connect more deserving talent with more incredible opportunities. Talent with The Brown Agency has access to openings across media: on the runway, on the television, at corporate events, and more. Since its inception, The Brown Agency has placed models with thousands of companies including Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, and L’Oréal.
Leading The Brown Agency is CEO and President John Brown. John started in the industry as a model himself, working his way through college. He went on to head Wilhelmina Austin from its inception in 2010 and guided them through the transition to become The Brown Agency. At the time of the acquisition, John praised the potential of The Brown Agency in the press release saying “Both agencies find pride in selecting the best, prepping them on a larger market level and delivering the most professional, elegant, and dependable talent. We are now able to do this on a larger scale.” His words were echoed by Michael B. Bonnée, the founder of Heyman Talent-South who said, “Our combined talent and expertise make this a very exciting opportunity.” Michael still serves the acting talent of Austin in the theatrical division of The Brown Agency.
In the past two years, The Brown Agency has definitely lived up to the vision of these two men. With Austin becoming a center of fashion and national campaigns, The Brown Agency is uniquely poised to introduce central Texas to the standards of larger markets while still using the best of local talent, bringing much-deserved national attention to the talent of central Texas. Models from the Brown Agency have not only conquered the runways of Austin Fashion Week and Dallas Fashion Week, but also gone on to represent the agency in shows such as New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and more.
Despite their broad marketability, the Brown Agency is still embedded in the heart of Texas. With both headquarters in Austin and offices in Dallas, they are able to find models that capture the unique styles of both these cities. For more information on the agency, visit their website at brownagency.co. and follow their Instagram page. You can also find out about opportunities and see their striking models on Instagram at @brownagency and Twitter at @BrownAgencyATX.