LIGHTS CAMERA CONVERSATION - The Walid Chaya & Kavita Raj Podcast

LIGHTS CAMERA CONVERSATION - The Walid Chaya & Kavita Raj Podcast

Watch now at or listen on your favorite podcast platform! ★ Join entertainment entrepreneurs and besties Walid and Kavita on the impactful 'Lights, Camera, Conversation' podcast. They offer candid discussions on film, TV, music, dance, and social media. Walid Chaya, an accomplished actor, director, writer, and coach, brings invaluable Hollywood expertise, while Kavita Raj, a music and business manager and proud mom of two rising artists, offers a unique perspective. Gain insights, motivation, and inspiration to succeed alongside aspiring professionals, parents, and pop culture fans.


September 19, 2023 32 mins

In the Fall premiere, Walid and Kavita kick off Season Two by delving into the art of maintaining a winning mindset as artists. Sharing highlights from their daily routines and practices, they reveal the secrets to staying efficient and avoiding burnout. Kavita emphasizes the connection between mind, body, and spirit, stressing the importance of self-care for a positive mindset. Meanwhile, Walid shares how preparation fuels a confi...

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Entertainment trailblazers Walid and Kavita discuss cultural appropriation in media and their sensitivity towards the topic due to their immigrant background and multiple cultural identities. Kavita explores when appropriation can be appreciated, focusing on dancing, fashion, and music videos. Walid examines the ethical aspects of actors taking roles written for other ethnicities, considering cultural authenticity's importance...

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Creative minds Walid and Kavita are back to share their profound wisdom on nurturing personal and professional relationships. Kavita highlights the importance of sharing workloads, transparency, and referrals, while Walid delves into the significance of setting boundaries and maintaining clear communication. As they unlock the secrets of transforming friendships into thriving business partnerships, they explore effective communicat...

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Showbiz visionaries Walid and Kavita reconvene for an inspiring conversation on navigating industry downtime. They exchange valuable insights on securing temporary jobs, resourcefulness, and leveraging their community network. Encouraging fellow artists to focus on bigger goals and self-improvement during lulls, they explore refining skills, revamping style, and creative ventures like remixes and portfolio updates. Walid updates Ka...

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Entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita explore on-set dynamics and the essence of a winning set. Kavita stresses the crucial role of creating a comfortable and uplifting environment with kindness, while emphasizing the importance of preparation for talent and companions. Walid shares invaluable advice for aspiring filmmakers, guiding them to simulate experiences and gain practice before taking charge on set. He also provides ...

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Entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita discuss growing up in the industry, legal issues for minors, the relevance of performing arts college, and both positive and challenging experiences for young performers. They also touch on Justin Bieber's unique encounters as a child in the industry. The duo emphasize the importance of community, communication, and the decision to pursue college or jump into showbiz. Furthermore, W...

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Entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita uncover the vibrant landscape of diversity within the entertainment industry, offering valuable insights on how underrepresented artists can carve their path through community, collaboration, and color-blind casting. Explore their recommended resources for aspiring talents and celebrate the groundbreaking success of the Indian Telugu-language song "Naatu Naatu" at this year&apo...

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Entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita delve into "The Social Media Game" as part of the artist's journey. Kavita explores how TikTok revolutionizes music, connecting artists to vast audiences, trolls included. Meanwhile, Walid highlights the vital role of online presence in talent discovery, uncovering the crucial factors that truly matter in casting. Their conversation also ventures into the world of "Ti...

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In the debut episode, entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita explore the theme of "Acceptance and Rejection" in the artist's journey. Kavita discusses her daughters' music careers, while Walid shares personal and client experiences, showcasing how artists transform rejection into opportunity. They also delve into "The Idol," The Weeknd's captivating new TV show.


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Welcome to the pilot episode of the "Lights Camera Conversation" Podcast, where we delve into the extraordinary journey of entertainment entrepreneurs Walid Chaya and Kavita Raj, starting with their fateful encounter in bustling New York City. Discover how Kavita's visit to a studio, where Walid coached and directed, forged an unbreakable bond, leading to their cherished friendship and creative collaborations. To get...

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