The Austin, Texas based Brown Modeling Agency offers their models and actors training that will lead them to securing jobs in the many industries where their talents are needed. The full-service agency opened its doors in 2010, and it is headed by Justin Brown, who has been a part of the modeling industry for a long time, having worked as a model himself while in college. The company was formerly called Wilhemina Austin, which is a part of the well-known Wilhemina Models Network. Since its opening, the agency has grown to be one of the leaders in the industry, and it has been responsible for acquiring a number of jobs for its clients that includes TV, film, print and runway work.
After working a few modeling jobs and helping with the development of new models in several agencies from California to New York, Justin Brown moved to Austin, Texas in 2005, and by 2008, he had started his own modeling agency, which he called JB Models and Talent. He later learned more about how to groom his models for the types of job opportunities that clients offered his agency. Because of his vision and direction, a lot of the models got the chance to work with some of the biggest and most popular brands and designers in the world, such as Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal cosmetics, Dell computers and Toyota, and some were able to walk on the runways for Austin, Dallas and New York Fashion Week, as well as for Miami Swim Week. For more details visit Crunchbase.
The Brown also provides models and actors for videos, voiceovers, catalogs, conventions, trade shows and business and promotional events. Since Justin Brown feels that his company is only as good as its talent, he is strict about training his models to be highly professional so that they can compete in larger markets by always delivering their best work. He describes his Austin agency as being one that looks for a cooler or edgier vibe, like models with piercings, tattoos and wild hair, but says that the Dallas office is more interested in models that have a conservative look.
A number of models who have used The Brown Agency have said that the company has gotten them a lot of work, and that they have had a positive experience while working with them. Justin Brown, who studied Business Management in college, is proud of his selection of talented models and his ability to train only the best. The Brown Agency does open calls every Thursday between the hours of 3 and 4pm, and models are encouraged to bring a resume if they have one, and a few pictures of themselves, which don’t have to be professionally done.