While Justin Brown was in college, he managed his way through by modeling as well as doing other work at a modeling agency.
He was doing fit modeling. The designing was done by Lucky Brand to fit his body type. He was able to make $100 an hour and that is quite a lot of money for a student.
Justin Brown was studying business management but was highly interested in what was happening behind the cameras. He did a lot of agency jobs and eventually decided to work in development and placement. Here, he had to train models to behave and operate like pros. Post that, he found work for them or helped to develop them still further that they may graduate to big time.
Now he is with Brown Modelling Agency which is located on a temporary basis above the Zen Japanese Fast Food that is on Guadalupe Street. He, along with his staff, watch over budding talent of nearly 450 models.
Justin Brown was born in Reno, Nev. He grew up in Susanville, California. He left for Southern California when he turned 18. He joined the modeling biz in California and moved from one firm to another till he learned the tricks of the trade.
At Brown Modelling Agency, he ensures that his talents look right, are able to get the right photos so that they get introduced to the largest agencies of the world. In this way he has managed to place nearly 20 – 30 percent of this talent, which is a very high number for this industry.
In 2005 he moved to Austin. He says that he is connected with Austin and can do anything for this city. He wanted to make his mark here.
Justin Brown started his own development business. He says that this is a field that is regulated by Texas Workforce Commission.
He believes in managing expectations. He never makes promises that he cannot keep. He has done a lot of work in Los Angeles as well as New York. This enabled him to take promising talent to the bigger agencies.
In 2008, he started JB Models and Talent. In 2010, it was licensed by Wilhelmina national agency. In this way, he could manage a local boom in the runway shows, and commercials as well as print media.
But his focus was to try to fit a local culture to national needs. He wanted to do things his own way but take them to a big-market level.
Today the Brown Agency is taking a 20 percent cut for modeling jobs. It charges 15 percent for any non-union film or commercial or television or video gig. It is 10 percent for the union jobs. Visit blog.brownagency.co