Founded in 1989, Blue Forge Group began with just two divisions: Blue Forge Press and Blue Forge Gaming. But under the guidance of married couple Jennifer and Brianne DiMarco and their grown children, Maxwell and Faith, the company grew to include Blue Forge Films and Blue Forge Sound in 2011. All four divisions share the same goals: To bring light to the shadows and voice to the silence by educating, empowering and elevating storytellers from all walks of life. We are dedicated to educating and empowering artisans marginalized due to race, gender, age, disability, religion, size, sexuality or economics. To this day, the DiMarco helms every division of Blue Forge Group. Read more about our policies here.
All our staff are volunteers. And all of us are artisans ourselves. We make our livings our authors, filmmakers, game designers, actors, musicians, podcasters, and artists. Our revolving Board of Directors is populated by the diverse artisans we publish, allowing our creative partners to have a voice in all major company decisions.
With a focus on education and breaking stereotypes, Blue Forge Group pioneered the way publishers, record labels, and film and game studios work with their artisans, and how books, albums, films, and games are made and marketed. While refusing to become a vanity company (where artisans pay for publication and distribution), we maintain our integrity, quality and mission by remaining a traditional studio with a noncommercial twist: pay the artisans more and the company less; keep work available indefinitely, and publish art that's timeless instead of timely.
Though always a Washington State registered charity and not-for-profit entity with the highest levels of transparency, in April 2019, Blue Forge Group became a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the parent name Blue Legacy. We chose to include the word "legacy" to symbolize our commitment to preserving our artisans' bodies of work throughout and beyond their lives.
With the Blue Village Acting Troupe; the independent streaming platform BlueFlix; the craft marketplace BlueFair, and the Create4U creative group for neurodivergent young adults and their allies, Blue Forge Group regularly adds to our community projects to better serve artisans throughout the United States.
Find out how you can support our efforts or explore more than a thousand films, shows, songs, books, games and more through our divisions.
We're honored to be awarded the Candid GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency for three years consecutively and thank these corporations and organizations that have supported us in the past: