LIGHTS CAMERA CONVERSATION - The Walid Chaya & Kavita Raj Podcast

LIGHTS CAMERA CONVERSATION - The Walid Chaya & Kavita Raj Podcast

Watch now at youtube.com/@LightsCameraConversation or listen on iHeartRadio or your favorite podcast platform! ★ Join entertainment entrepreneurs Walid Chaya and Kavita Raj over a drink on "Lights Camera Conversation," the ultimate Hollywood insider podcast. Discover the glamorous-yet-authentic sides of show business, experience Hollywood special guests, and find inspiration for music, film lovers, and creative professionals alike. Walid Chaya, actor, director, and writer based in Los Angeles, is known for his work in award-winning TV shows and films and for helping jump-start actors' careers through his school, 'Studio For Performing Arts LA'. Kavita Raj, music manager/founder of ‘Misschief’ Entertainment, an independent record label, and mom of music artists Rhea & Lara Raj, brings a wealth of industry experience to share. Tune in exclusively on Ruckus Avenue Radio, free on the iHeartRadio app, with new episodes every Friday!

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February 6, 2024 4 mins

In this special announcement episode, entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita share exciting news: their show has a new home at Rukus Avenue Radio, free on the iHeartRadio app starting February 9, 2024. If you miss the on-air premieres every Friday at 3pm PT, the episode will be available on all podcast platforms about a week later.

Initially known as 'Lights Camera Conversation,' our podcast transition intr...

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Entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita return with a special guest featuring father Sri Rajagopalan, proud parent of music artists Rhea & Lara Raj. Sri, who is also Kavita's husband, joins the conversation to discuss their daughters' remarkable rise to success in the music and entertainment industry. 

The discussion delves into the importance of networking and branding, leading to Lara's recent sig...

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Entertainment experts Walid and Kavita explore filming nuances between real on-location shoots and sound stage productions. They share insights from varied set experiences, discuss challenges of using green screens, and highlight the actor's role in crafting believable settings.

They reminisce about shooting 'Messy,' the music video for Kavita's daughter and pop artist Rhea Raj, on location. Exploring t...

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Join hosts Walid and Kavita for an exciting episode featuring the versatile artist, Donzell Lewis. Growing up in Virginia, Donzell honed his skills in martial arts, acting, and directing. His journey led him to meet Walid during their time in college at acting school, fostering a lasting friendship and professional collaboration from VA to LA.

Catch Donzell in commercials for renowned brands like Hyundai and Warby Parker, ...

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In the winter premiere, entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita kick off Season Three by delving into Pilot Season 2024. They cover its history, changes, and what actors can expect in the coming year.

Walid discusses the audition process and casting directors' expectations for booking TV Series Regulars. Similarly, Kavita shares insights for musicians entering the new year, focusing on the Grammys and navigating the blend ...

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Entertainment experts Walid and Kavita discuss the art of goal setting for artists and preparing New Year's resolutions as 2023 comes to a close. Walid suggests starting with a gratitude list as his preferred method for achieving goals, while Kavita advocates for self-reflection and prioritization as her favored approach. They explore various methods to drive progress in the upcoming year, covering artistic business objectives...

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Join hosts Walid and Kavita as they embark on a captivating new episode featuring the versatile artist, Brandon Hudson. Hailing from Central Illinois, Brandon's career boasts a dazzling array of accomplishments across stage, screen, and even the director's chair.

From performing in the Original Broadway Cast of both "Hamilton" and "Head Over Heels", to playing Randy in Dolly Parton's heartwarming &...

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Hollywood trailblazers Walid and Kavita welcome a truly extraordinary guest to this episode! Join us in a fascinating conversation about casting and the incredible journey of Lebanese-American actor and CSA Casting Director, Hamzah Saman.

Hamzah, the visionary behind Arab American Casting and MENASA Actors, humbly boasts a portfolio of over 40 films and TV shows. His pioneering work has played a pivotal role in reshaping the portray...

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In an exciting addition to their ongoing podcast season, entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita are thrilled to introduce a series of special guests, and they're kicking it off with a bang! Get ready to meet the multi-talented Indian-American artist, Chelly—the first in a lineup of extraordinary guests set to grace the show.

Chelly's impressive credits include appearances in acclaimed shows like the Emmy-wi...

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Entertainment experts Walid and Kavita discuss the art of goal setting for artists and preparing New Year's resolutions as 2023 comes to a close. Walid suggests starting with a gratitude list as his preferred method for achieving goals, while Kavita advocates for self-reflection and prioritization as her favored approach. They explore various methods to drive progress in the upcoming year, covering artistic business objectives...

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Join showbiz visionaries Walid and Kavita as they celebrate a milestone in Kavita's daughter Lara Raj's career: her music debut as a key member of the new global girl group, KATSEYE, formed through Geffen Records in collaboration with HYBE x Universal Music Group for 'The Debut: Dream Academy.' Lara joins talents including Manon, Sophia, Daniela, Megan, and Yoonchae.

The rigorous journey to KATSEYE invo...

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Esteemed entertainment moguls Walid and Kavita return with an intriguing episode featuring a special guest, Nanette Wilson, the mother and influential force behind artist Ciara Riley Wilson.

Ciara Riley Wilson, an actor, dancer, and rising fashion designer, originally from Portland, Oregon, made her mark in competitive dance before pursuing acting in LA at age eleven. Over the past decade, she's starred in shows like ...

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Join entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita as they delve into the nuanced dynamics of the Artist-Agent relationship. From fostering trust to maximizing creative potential, they provide invaluable insights for artists about working with both Agents and Managers. Discover how to effectively communicate with your rep, learn the essential questions to ask when signing with an agent or manager and professional ways to establish a...

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Join hosts Walid and Kavita as they embark on a captivating new episode featuring the versatile artist, Brandon Hudson. Hailing from Central Illinois, Brandon's career boasts a dazzling array of accomplishments across stage, screen, and even the director's chair.

From performing in the Original Broadway Cast of both "Hamilton" and "Head Over Heels", to playing Randy in Dolly Parton's heartwarming &...

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Esteemed industry leaders Walid and Kavita delve into the world of Personal Branding in entertainment. They guide actors in discovering their unique type and help musicians find their distinctive sound. By dissecting the key elements that set artists apart, they offer practical advice for building a standout brand. Drawing inspiration from Hollywood icons, they emphasize the importance of balancing personal and professional aspects...

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Entertainment Visionaries Walid and Kavita return with a dedicated episode on the incomparable Beyoncé. Walid traces her extraordinary journey from 1993 to her recent Renaissance World Tour, while Kavita joins in to dissect the qualities and moments that cement her as an icon. From tender moments to bold choices like parting ways with her father as manager, they explore how she built a thriving brand and enterprise. Together, they ...

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Hollywood trailblazers Walid and Kavita welcome a truly extraordinary guest to this episode! Join us in a fascinating conversation about casting and the incredible journey of Lebanese-American actor and CSA Casting Director, Hamzah Saman.

Hamzah, the visionary behind Arab American Casting and MENASA Actors, humbly boasts a portfolio of over 40 films and TV shows. His pioneering work has played a pivotal role in reshaping the portray...

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Entertainment Entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita are back at the table to tackle the prominent issue of cancel culture. They dive into various subjects, including celebrity slip-ups, courtroom dramas, and public opinion battles. They also explore how both brands and individuals are becoming more aware of their actions and their impact. Together, they brainstorm solutions to address the challenges posed by cancel culture while striving ...

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Esteemed entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita are back with a riveting episode, this time featuring not one, but two extraordinary guests as part of their ongoing special guest appearances. Meet Andrea Knoche and Katie LeBlanc, both mothers of performers and co-hosts of the engaging podcast "From Mrs. To Ms."

Andrea's journey encompasses a start as a young model, evolving into a finance expert, all w...

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In an exciting addition to their ongoing podcast season, entertainment entrepreneurs Walid and Kavita are thrilled to introduce a series of special guests, and they're kicking it off with a bang! Get ready to meet the multi-talented Indian-American artist, Chelly—the first in a lineup of extraordinary guests set to grace the show.

Chelly's impressive credits include appearances in acclaimed shows like the Emmy-wi...

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