Everything you need to know to get in, survive and thrive in media. From entertainment to broadcast journalism. Whether it's the facts or personal perspectives like dealing with rejection to standing out from the pack. Talkin Shop with Dan and Lau... or is it Lau and Dan? We'll meet you where you are and and help you get to the next level. Each podcast will lean on the rich history of these two industry veterans. Are you ready to learn and laugh? The journey begins now.

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Happy Thanksgiving! This week, we bring back Coach Carole Alpert. Carole updates us all on her success in the industry while providing insight on the tips and tricks she had picked up along the way. Take a listen!


This week, Lau & Dan chat with a long time colleague of Dan, Jim Lumley. Jim is a pilot and is a huge US President buff… so much so that he has created content that he puts up on Youtube so show off his knowledge! Jim tells stories about his time as a pilot as


This week, Lau & Dan speak with Stephanie Keefer, a long time colleague of Lau, back from their days at University of California – Irvine; where they first met! Stephanie recently took part of a Film Festival and talks with Lau & Dan about working with different schedules and playing different roles in getting films


This week, Lau & Dan speak with the CEO of CLNS Media, Nick Gelso. Mic Camera Action Talkin Shop is a proud member of the CLNS network and we’re excited to have Nick as a guest to talk about the podcasting world. He got into podcasting well before it became the tool it is now


This week, Lau & Dan speak with one of Dan’s friends for over 20 years, Douglas Folsom. Doug is an actor, writer AND an ordained pastor. Doug’s travels has led him across the country speaking with all sorts of people and being able to bring spirituality and the entertainment industry together has been his goal.


This week Lau & Dan chat with Nick Pedini, a Camera Man and video editor. Nick talks about his story about how he had made it into the business with his heart set on it since college. Nick tells stories about how he was able to learn and offers advice to up and coming camera


This week, Lau & Dan chat with with Patty Grout, agent from Maggie, Inc, a prominent modeling agency. Patty has been in the industry for a long time and has a wealth of knowledge and shares some stories as well as some tips and tricks for aspiring models. Take a listen!


This week, Lau & Dan discuss a topic they are both very familiar with. How to manage being a parent to a star. Dan has a son that is moving up the ranks as a racer and Lau’s daughter is an actor talent! They both discuss how they have had to manage their lives in


This week we have a special surprise for you! We are giving you Chapters 1 thru 5 of the Audio Book version of 50 Ways to Mega Crush Your Media Career! The hard copy can be found on amazon.com and there is also a kindle version available. The audio book is soon as its way


Returning to the podcast is Elaine Lapides to speak with Lau and Dan about her career as a therapist and how that sort strength pertains to actors and voice over talent and how they can learn to overcome fears, etc… Take a listen!


We’re back! This week, Lau & Dan speak with a long time friend and colleague, Cyndi Geller. Cyndi has been involved with theater/film for years and is expanding out into the Voice Over world. She shares stories and experiences during these times. Take a listen!


Hi listeners, due to severely busy schedules, Lau & Dan weren’t able to sit down and record an episode this week, so I decided to put together a best of episode with some of the top stories & tips/tricks that have been told here on Mic Camera Action Talkin Shop. Enjoy!


This week, we are bringing you something a bit different! Dan is on vacation as the saying goes, “The Show Must Go On!” so with that being said, have a listen to our ImprovMania special as our talent that attend our weekly Improv class speak a little bit about how Improv has helped them in


This week, Lau & Dan speak with Perry Persoff, a VO talent and a long time radio personality. Perry discusses the life of a DJ and shares some stories, as well as some tips and tricks of the radio industry. Take a listen!


On this week’s podcast, Lau & Dan chat with Valeri Bates, Broadcast Specialist for Hoffman International Model & Talent, who has partnered with Lau for many years. Valeri dives right into her story as a signed talent and eventually working for Hoffman. She also provides some great tips that people looking to get into the


Joann Yarrow returns to the podcast, this time to speak with Lau & Dan in studio (Check out her other episode: https://laulapidescompany.com/podcasts/episode-78-mic-camera-action-talkin-shop-with-lau-dan-joann-yarrow/ ) Now, Joann currently works with Syracuse University to help with their theater program. She tells plenty of stories and shares some secrets she has discovered along the way. Take a listen!


This week Lau and Dan chat with Brad Beckman, a Playwright. Brad discusses his experiences on both sides of the country (LA & NY) writing plays. Brad tells plenty of stories and goes over the differences between a Playwright, a Script Writer and a Novelist. Take a listen!


This week, Lau & Dan speak with Pat Rullo, owner of Speak Up Talk Radio, a broadcasting platform that hosts Mic Camera Action Talkin Shop! Pat discusses her work as an author, radio/podcast host as well as working for charity. Take a listen!


This week, Lau and Dan had a great chat with Jerry Bisantz, co-founder of the Image Theater in Lowell, MA. Jerry fell into the world of acting and tells his stories of past & present experiences he has seen along the way. Plenty to learn from in this one. Take a listen!


On this week’s MCA podcast, Lau & Dan speak with a long time client of Lau’s, Bill Weimar. Bill discusses his family background as salespeople and how his father was an actor which led him down the path of entertainment! Take a listen!


This week, Lau and Dan speak with one of Dan’s long time colleagues, Deborah Zara Kobylt. Deborah talks about her journalistic career path which includes her current podcast, Deborah Kobylt Live. Take a listen!


This week, Lau, Dan & Carole sit down and discuss proper etiquette during an audition. There’s a lot of people out there that are able to go to lots of auditions, but don’t book the gig and it could be something outside of their performance holding them back. Take a listen!


This week, our friend and one of our most popular guests, Frankie Imbergano returns to our podcast. This time, he is speaking to us on the side of I-93! Frankie talks about the work he’s done since the last time he was one and how cooking spaghetti & meatballs got him to where he is


This week, Lau & Dan speak with a veteran of the voice over world, Mike McGonegal. Mike is a e-learning pro and talk to Lau and Dan about the work you need to apply every day to get your name out there and the work you need to put in to build a client base.


On this episode, Lau & Dan speak with Debora Von Habsburg, a client of Lau’s from her travels to Miami! Deb talks about how she has gotten work in the various countries she has been in and any differences with them and the US. Deb has a lot of experience in the industry and gives


This week, Lau & Dan speak with Neysa Pierre-Francois, a make-up artist for both models and actors. She talks about her career in the industry and talks about her experiences with talent. Neysa also provides a couple of tricks and tips to look your best for the camera. Take a listen!


This week, Lau and Dan chat with Mimi Langenderfer from Boston Collage. Lau has been leading different types of communication workshops Mimi has put together over the last several years, most of them with speakers from different countries. Mimi discusses why she chose the job she is currently in and how important it is to


This week, Lau and Dan speak with one of the lau lapides company’s professional photographers, Don Rock. Don has been with the studio for a long time and he walks though his journey in becoming a professional and the work that he has done along the way and various tips and tricks. Take a listen!


On this week’s podcast, Lau and Dan speak with Bill Clapp, who is currently an EMT. He is a graduate of CSB and has a vision of starting a podcast for current and future EMTers. He talks about how this will help many people since he has been there and seen it. Take a listen!


This week, Lau and Dan speak with the newest intern at lau lapides company, Johnny Zani. Johnny tells his story of what led him down the path to become a student at CSB, where he met Lau and how this path has opened the doors for where he wants to be, as a voice over


This week, Lau and Dan break down what it is like for a child to go through the process of becoming a talent. Everything from meeting agents all the way to working a booked gig. This industry is hard, but for a child the process is really hard. But Lau and Dan guide you through


In the wake of the Super Bowl, Lau and Dan sit down and break down the Super Bowl from every angle… from the commercials, to the game itself and how each of them looked at it from their perspective in the industry… Dan as a broadcaster and Lau as a director. A different approach than


This week, Lau and Dan speak with Dan Thibeault, who has been working with podcasts for a while and sheds some light on best practices. Certainly worth to listen to this one if you are looking to start a podcast or have just started. He is a wealth of knowledge! Follow Lau and Dan on


This week, Lau & Dan speak with George Mitchell, one of Lau’s many wonderful clients at Connecticut School of Broadcasting. They discuss the world of Sports Media and how to approach it and best practices for up and comers. Take a listen! Follow the hosts on twitter, @LauLapides @DanLothianTV and join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1950990974970321/


On this week’s podcast, Lau and Dan speak with local celebrity Chris Palermo. Chris talks about his history in this area and how he ended up with New Kids on The Block, plus other great stories with celebrities you know! Take a listen! Follow the hosts on twitter @LauLapides and @DanLothianTV and follow our guest


This week, Lau & Dan speak about self-auditing yourself. Being able to look at yourself objectively and being able to pin points where you can show improvement. That’s the start for making those improvements! Take a listen! Find the Hosts on Twitter at @LauLapides and @DanLothianTV


This week, we celebrate episode 100. Lau and Dan take a look back at the last 2 years of talks, interviews and fun that has been had. They reminisce about some of their favorite interviews and look forward towards the future. Even Brendan returns to help jog some memories. Take a listen! Find the hosts


On this weeks special Thanksgiving episode, Lau and Dan give their thanks to the people that have helped them get them to the positions they’re at now. In turn, you never know where your break is going to come from or when it happens, so always give thanks to those that look out for you.


On this week’s episode of Mic Camera Action, Lau and Dan speak with actor talent Pete Paton from Maine. Pete has years of experience not only as an actor, but in life and shares his stories of what he has learned along the way and how he has applied it to his craft. Take a


This week, Lau and Dan speak with Leslie Hallowell, a talent from the lau lapides company studio. Leslie had been studying theater and then took some time off to raise her family and has decided to step back into the game. Hear her stories about getting back into acting the hurdles she had to overcome


This week, Lau and Dan speak with Katharine Gilpin, an artist who has seen and done it all. Lau recently wrote an essay that was published in a publication that Katharine put together called “If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now.” Listen to Katharine tell her story and how it has helped shape


This week, Lau and Dan speak with Stephanie Ciccarelli of voices.com. Stephanie talks about her story about creating this platform for Voice Over talent. And how she had envisioned everything happening. For people looking to get into the voice over industry, this is a MUST listen to!


This week, Lau & Dan speak with Lau’s former intern AJ Cawley. AJ talks about his time with Lau and how his career has grown since then and all his endeavors he has taken on since then. Take a listen!


This week, Lau and Dan speak with Anna Paone from Backstage.com. Anna wears many hats in the industry and tells her story of how each hat fits. She also gives tips on how to maximize backstage.com for people in the industry, so this episode is definitely worth a listen. Check out the hosts twitter pages