The Brown Modelling Agency Gets Bigger And Better Through Acquisition

Wilhelmina Austin has acquired the Heyman Talent-South modelling agency and transformed it into The Brown Agency. The new company creates a Central Texas super agency that is an excellent source of well-trained models, actors and other types of industry talent. By two of the largest talent agencies in the region joining forces as The Brown Agency, the new re-launched company will be able to leverage both companies’ unique strengths and capabilities and make The Brown Agency Austin’s only full-service agency. It will also be one of Texas’ few full service agencies.

Wilhelmina Austin launched The Brown Agency in Austin, Texas in 2010 and put Justin Brown in charge. The company has quickly grown to become one of Central Texas’ most respected sources of modeling talent. Austin based Heyman Talent-South has become a very successful acting talent agency in recent years. By combining both companies under one brand, clients now have access to a large portfolio of diverse, experienced talent. For the models and actors, it means greater opportunities to work throughout the nation and with more companies.

Another bonus associated with the merger is the founder of Heyman Talent-South, Michael B. Bonnée, joins the Brown Agency and will use his vast expertise to run The Brown Agency’s theatrical division. This bodes well for both the clients and the talent The Brown Agency serves. With the talented, visionary Justin Brown as CEO, the newly expanded agency seems destined for much greater success in the larger marketplace. The company is now better positioned to provide a wider range of the most elegant, dependable, professional models and actors they’re known for developing.

It’s an exciting opportunity for all involved with the nationally-known The Brown Agency to do things on a larger scale. The Brown Agency was already a leading source of commercial modeling and acting talent in central Texas. They have provided models for marketing campaigns for large international brands like Toyota, Dell, Louis Vuitton and countless smaller companies. They can now offer their clients an even larger depth of talent options. Plus, their modeling and acting talent will receive even more exposure and have a more powerful force promoting them.

This acquisition is a major move that benefits the greater Austin area as well. The Brown Agency headquarters will remain in Austin and they’ll also have an office in Dallas. The company has already provided talent for marketing campaigns by Bright House, Dodge Ram, Landshark Beer, BING and others and acting roles on projects on HBO, TNT and other major networks. With the support of Michael B. Bonnée, the amazing work of Justin Brown and his team, and The Brown Agency’s reputation for quality talent, the future is bright for this company. Visit the website

“The Greyhound Diaries” Continues A Rich Tradition For Doug Levitt

Doug Levitt is a well known artist among members of the folk rock community and is developing a growing audience for his socially aware catalog of songs, written word, and photographic images. In his work producing “The Greyhound Diaries“, Doug Levitt believes he found his true calling as he embarked on his initial six week bus journey to some of the least well known areas of the U.S. just as the first effects of the 2008 economic slowdown were beginning to send shock waves across the nation.


After seeing the economic and social issues that cause problems for people in some of the poorest areas of the country Doug Levitt has stated it is his responsibility to continue to document the stories of those who are often ignored by major news media in the 21st century. In his work Doug looks back to his inspiration of the government funded artistic visions completed by important folk musicians, authors, and photographers during the 1930s when social inequality was seen to be at its peak.


Doug Levitt himself was once a member of the news media who continue to fail to report on the social problems in the U.S. as he was a London based foreign correspondent for many major news organizations. Despite the career path Doug has followed he believes he has developed a successful career as an artist that began when he was living in and reporting from London; Doug has strong links to community and social work through his family who have taken on key roles in local government across Washington D.C. for many decades.


Inspiration to return to his artistic vision almost a decade ago came for Doug Levitt after the death of his father prompted a reassessment of his life and career. A move to Nashville and a return to his love of music provided the inspiration for “The Greyhound Diaries”. Over the course of the more than 120,000 miles Doug Levitt has completed using buses he has performed his work at institutions such as The Kennedy Center for the Arts and for audiences viewing many major news channels.