Eve Nguyen is an associate in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group in the firm's Century City and New York offices.
Areas of Practice
Eve’s practice encompasses all areas of entertainment law, with a primary focus on film, television and digital media. She represents studios, networks, production companies, media companies and talent, including producers, directors, writers and actors, and has served as production counsel for numerous scripted and non-scripted productions exhibited on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV+ and more.
Eve counsels entertainment clients at every stage of production, from development through distribution. In addition to frequently negotiating high-profile first look and overall agreements, rights acquisition agreements and talent agreements, Eve is adept at handling financing, co-production, shopping, attachment, production services and distribution agreements. By also acting as outside business affairs advisor and counseling on fair use and copyright law, she provides clients with expert advice at each step of the creative process.
Beyond film and television, Eve has experience negotiating deals in the areas of live theatre, book publishing, music, podcasts, virtual reality and executive employment, as well providing corporate governance, securities law and financing advice to Fortune 500 companies.
Eve is passionate about increasing diversity in entertainment and works with various industry organizations to advocate for culturally authentic representation. She serves as lead counsel to the firm’s pro bono client, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), and regularly speaks on panels aimed at amplifying diverse emerging talent.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Eve was an entertainment attorney at a boutique law firm in New York City and a corporate associate in the Capital Markets Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Eve received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Before that, she double-majored in Communication Studies and Classical Civilizations at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Eve is based in the firm’s Century City office and maintains a presence in New York City, where she began her legal career. Eve is admitted to practice law in both California and New York.
Hot List, Lawyers of Color, 2023
New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2022
Dealmakers Impact Report, Variety’s Up Next, 2022
- Speaker, “Legal 101 for Writers,” CAPE New Writers Fellowship webinar, April 26, 2022
- Speaker, “The Business of Screenwriting,” American Film Institute webinar, July 13, 2022