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MARCH 2011


Don't forget about our

Referral Program!

 If you know someone who would like to audition for a place in our program, please have them call and mention your name and you can earn a $50 referral fee! Talk to a Wilhelmina Development representative for more information!  




Carol's Corner:


"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation."

- Stella Adler




JessiLinks of the Month for Modeling:


Looks are only half the battle! See how Coco Rocha kills it with skill: 

Coco Rocha, Face Time 

Coco Rocha for Harpers Bazaar  

Coco Rocha - Berlin 

Hello from Wilhelmina Development!


2011 has been great so far! We have some exciting news to share about our Models and Actors, and the happenings at the Wilhelmina Development office!


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Our models at Wilhelmina Development train with professional modeling coaches. After they complete their certified courses they are well on their way to becoming working professional models. Check out what some of our former students have done in the past few months!

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 Wilhelmina Brown Model, Jordan Spisok, for Abercrombie and Fitch. 




Jordan Spisok for booking a national Abercrombie and Fitch contract and a national commercial for SunDrop soda!   





Wilhelmina Brown Model, Gabriella De Cardenas


Our Wilhelmina Brown Models as they stole the show walking the runway March 9th in the Art of Fashion show benefiting ASPVA! 



Lindsey White and Melissa Swanepoel are featured in the promotional video "The Making of Perez Hilton Art by Greg Miller" for Perez Hilton's SXSW event.



Karalyn West and Kelly De La Garza are booked for Style X: Emerging Fashion from Around the World, debuting during SXSW.  


Like our models, our actors at Wilhelmina Development train with professional acting coaches, many of whom have been on Broadway and appeared in Hollywood films and television shows such as "Scrubs", "Six Feet Under", No Country For Old Men, among many others. After our acting students graduate, many of them decide to take their talent to the next level in local and national markets.  Check out what some of our current and former students have been up to below! 

From the set of True Grit, showing Douglas Smith next to Director Joel Cohen!




Douglas and Shonagh Smith, who both appeared in True Grit!


Chris Tijerina booked a national Nikon and a national GM commercial!


Tanner Johnson booked a national Nikon commercial! 


Gabriella De Cardenas booked a national GM commercial!


Ashlin Williamson has a lead roll in Spike Jonzes' "Scenes from the Suburbs", which will be premiering during this SXSW and in the music video for Arcade Fire!

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Acire Cunnigan is the new face of Pamper's Cruisers and Clean 'N Go wipes!


Robert Sliger is co-starring as Sheriff Mike in a SXSW film "Brotherhood"!


Lauren Montemayor is the lead in "Lilia--A short film", a Kickstarter project by Sam Lerma!


Wilhelmina Development is proud to be showcasing many of our actors and models at various events throughout SXSW this year! 



Wilhelmina Development recommends exploring the following websites to help build your resume and portfolio: 


Actors Access 

Casting Networks 


Model Network

Modelwire Network  





CURRENT STUDENTS AND GRADUATES ONLY: Join us to celebrate our recent graduates on April 11th, 6-7pm, at Wilhelmina Development (911 W.Anderson Lane Ste. 205). Following the graduation ceremony will be an information session regarding our FIRST BI-ANNUAL SHOWCASE! If you are a graduate from our school or will be graduating by July 1st, you are eligible to participate! Please contact the office if you would like to be showcased.


Our next term begins the second week of April!





Our next headshot session will be held Saturday, April 16th!  We will be using one of the best photographers in town, and certainly one of our favorites, Fabrizio (www.fabriziofoto.com).  The session is $300 paid in advance, and includes a High Resolution CD of all images, a hair and makeup artist, and wardrobe consultation.  Sign up at the office or call to reserve your spot, spaces are limited!





FOR NEW FACES AND TALENT: Wilhelmina Brown Agency's head agent Justin Brown will be hosting a FREE seminar and audition session Monday, March 28th, 6pm, at the Wilhelmina Development office (911 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 205, Austin 78757).  This is a great opportunity to get to know us, understand the industry, and be seen by our agents!  Registration is required, so please call 512.377.9031 or email contact@wilhelminabrown.com to sign-up!  


As you can see there is a lot going on at Wilhelmina Development; as always we are happy to share our good news and tips with you! If you ever have any questions, please call us at 512.377.9031.



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