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YAHOO: Wilhelmina Austin Acquires Heyman Talent-South and Launches as The Brown Agency

New Brand Creates Model and Talent Super Agency in Central Texas

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AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – October 01, 2015) –Wilhelmina Austin has acquired Heyman Talent-South and has re-launched as The Brown Agency. As two of the regions’ largest talent agencies, joining forces leverages the unique strengths and capabilities of both entities and makes The Brown Agency the only full-service agency in Austin, and one of the few in Texas.

With Justin Brown at the helm, Wilhelmina Austin launched in Austin in 2010 and has become one of the most respected agencies in central Texas for modeling talent. Over the past three years, Heyman Talent-South has built one of the most successful acting talent agencies in Austin. The combination of the two companies and launch of the new company provides clients with a broader portfolio of experienced talent and the talent greater opportunities across the country.

The agency will be headquartered in Austin with offices in Dallas and a presence in Los Angeles. Justin Brown, formerly the head of Wilhelmina Austin, will lead the agency as CEO and president of The Brown Agency. Michael B. Bonnée, Heyman Talent-South founder will lend his expertise to the theatrical division of The Brown Agency.

“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 clients,” said Justin Brown, CEO and president of The Brown Agency. “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.”

“We are thrilled to be joining The Brown Agency family,” said Michael B. Bonnée, who is now guiding the growth of the theatrical division for The Brown Agency. “Our combined talent and expertise make this a very exciting opportunity.”

The financial details of the agreement were not made public. A formal celebration of the launch is planned for early December.

About The Brown Agency
The Brown Agency is central Texas leading commercial talent and modeling agency providing clients with a breadth of talent options and talent with exposure to some of the largest brands in the world such as Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, L’Oréal and literally thousands of other known companies. The Brown Agency launched in Sept. 2015. www.brownagency.co

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