Blue Compass is a fast growing innovative digital company operating a portfolio of industry leading websites in the Film, Television and Theatre industry.
In 2005 Casting Call Pro was launched with a simple guiding principle: Empowering actors
In 2005, co-founder Chris’s sister graduated from drama school and began looking around for ways to promote herself and network with other actors. Having previously worked together in the UK film and television industry, and with expertise in online databases, Chris and co-founder Simon saw an opportunity for an online directory for professional actors. Casting Call Pro was born. With a simple guiding principle - empowering actors - Casting Call Pro quickly established itself in the market.
With the success of Casting Call Pro, Blue Compass expanded laterally into different sectors, creating sites specific to dancers, singers, extras, stage television and film crew.
Membership of the UK Pro sites grew rapidly, reaching over 1 million. A dedicated operations and customer service team, together with in-house development, allowed for continual innovation, ensuring Blue Compass was always ahead of its competitors and leading the market.
In 2012, Phil Large joined the company as CEO, bringing valuable business experience from his background in procurement and sales in a wholly different industry, the automotive sector.
Turning its eye to the global market, in 2013, Blue Compass acquired mandy.com, an international directory of listings and classifieds for the television and film industry. Bringing together mandy.com and the Pro sites doubled registered membership to over 2 million and gave Blue Compass a platform to expand internationally, particularly in the US.
We are excited by future plans which include further expansion domestically and internationally.
In addition to the Pro sites, Blue Compass has a separate investment division and is always interested in media related start-ups which it can help with seed funds and delivery to market.