Nancy Berwid is the founder and acting teacher of First Take Acting Program as well as the teacher and creator of the land-mark seminar on romance, love and dating called “The Dating Workshop.” As the founder and president of First Take, Nancy has built the most successful acting school in California. To date, Nancy has been able to help hundreds of actors in their quest to succeed in the film and television. First Take's student roster is filled with recognizable actors working in major roles in major Hollywood film and TV projects such as “Modern Family,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Southland,” “Contagion,” “Parenthood,” “Criminal Minds,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Blackish,” “Castle,” “Zodiac,” and many more. Her teaching and coaching has helped many aspiring actors break into and prosper in the Los Angeles film and television market with an unparalleled success rate. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of the business and inner workings of the film and television industry. Nancy has used this special insight into the industry to develop a streamlined approach which her acting students have dubbed as “The First Take Method” not only to bring the magic to the artistic side of acting, but to the business side as well. Nancy's seminar “The Dating Workshop” is so popular that it has made its way across the United States and over to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.