2020 Culver City Film Festival airs on Roku

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Culver City Film Festival takes this year’s edition digital, starting with a Facebook Live stream this afternoon starting at 7 p.m. Afterwards, the show will shift to streaming on Roku’s ShortsDaily channel from Dec. 4 to 10.

The opening night stream will include a panel by Brian Wold and Blair Hickey — co-founders of online casting service and production guide CastingAbout — as they discuss their experiences in the world of casting.

Hickey has been a working actor for almost 30 years. He graduated from Brown with a degree in Theatre Arts, then started his career in NY with stage and daytime TV work. Since moving to Los Angeles, he’s worked primarily in television, including The Big Bang Theory, NCIS:LA, Heroes, and How I Met Your Mother.

On the other hand, Wold comes from a technological background, having no real acting or casting experience, spending three decades in public relations, marketing, and business communications,.

The two brought their experiences together to create CastingAbout, and will discuss some of the things they learned on their way in this opening night panel.

The schedule for the Culver City Film Festival will drop Friday, and festival producer and program director Peter Greene says that they hope that all of the films will be available for viewing on Roku’s ShortsDaily channel that day.

For more information and to see the full schedule, visit culvercityfilmfestival.com.