New Additions to the BMG Team
Meet Tony Jorgenson, New Faces Director
We are pleased to welcome to the BMG Chicago Board for the New Face Division, Tony Jorgenson. Tony who previously was with FORD CHICAGO on Talent Development has joined us on the Chicago Board to head the New Faces and Development for the Midwest Region. We are very excited to have his expertise join our growing Chicago Family as we move forward into 2013.
Shae Cooper will continue to manage the International Placement from our New York office as the National Fashion Director
Bailey Kopp, Youth Director
Maria Ward, Mens Director
Maria Liza Torres, Junior Agent
Meet Alex Ankiel, New Faces Director
Alex graduated from UCF with a degree in Marketing. She is excited to scout new talent in the Southeast region and develop models to be ready for castings!
Meet Victoria Doyle, New Junior Talent Agent
Victoria graduated from Rollins College with a degree in music performance. She is ready to scout and book talent for acting roles in film , television and commercials!
A warm welcome to our team!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BMG MODELS ACQUIRES FORD’S CHILDREN DIVISION;
NOW CHICAGO’S BIGGEST CHILDREN’S AGENCY
Bailey Kopp named director of Youth Division;
Maria Ward formerly of FORD Chicago joins BMG as a Full Service Agent
Dear Valued Client
I am pleased to announce that as of February 1, 2013—BMG Models, a full service model and talent agency, is expanding its agency by acquiring the Chicago children’s division of Ford Models, Inc. The move, made possible by Ford deciding to close its children’s division, is being spearheaded by myself Gregory Brown, President and CEO. As a long-time fashion executive we will be adding more than 600 young models, ages six months to 17 years old, to our already successful children’s division.
BMG was founded in 1992 and has grown to represents men, women and children globally in fashion, commercial print and TV/film. BMG has additional locations in Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami and New York.
All of us at BMG are looking forward to working with the new talented youngsters. We are proud of the young people we already represent and we know the newcomers will only add to the quality of the young people we have to present to you, our national clients.
Heading up the new merged children’s division is Bailey Kopp. As the new director of the Youth Division, Kopp will head up all the young talent for BMG. She recently held the similar position at the Chicago Ford office. Maria Ward, also formerly of Ford, will be accompanying Kopp in the move to BMG as a full service agent and to spearhead the Men’s division.
Bailey and Maria have a proven track record representing talent and working with clients and their skills and relationships will be great additions to BMG.
Gregory Brown, president and CEO Brown Management Group, Inc. which has holdings in BMG Worldwide Model Management has offices in Chicago, Orlando, Miami, Los Angeles and New York, as well as BMG Talent Group Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. As a SAG/AFTRA and Equity Franchise, Brown is a co-owner of Avalon Artists Group in Los Angeles and New York, an ATA agency, which is a major player in talent representation for Broadway and National Theatre, Major Film and Television Productions.