Before her brief tenure as President of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) from August, 2021 through September, 2022, Eve was the Deputy Director of the California Film Commission (CFC) from 2013 through 2020. Prior to that, the primary focus of her career was production management, as she worked in television and on feature films, in various staff positions and every freelance capacity from PA to line producer. She was associated with companies such as DreamWorks and Legendary Pictures and worked on films such as Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder.
From 1999 to 2018, Eve taught a six-week summer course she created for USC’s School of Cinematic Arts entitled Breaking Into The Film Industry. Through this class, she found a passion for teaching students the practical aspects of the business and giving them the tools they need to start and grow a career – lessons that took her years to learn the hard way. She has lectured at universities and colleges throughout the country and has created and moderated numerous industry panels.
She is the author of The Complete Film Production Handbook. Used by both industry professionals and students, it provides a step-by-step guide to setting up and running a production. Her second book, HOLLYWOOD DRIVE: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is based on the USC summer course she created and was written for newcomers to the biz as well as for those already working in the industry who wish to move their careers to the next level.
As Deputy Director of the California Film Commission, Eve provided assistance to productions of all sizes; worked closely with CFC stakeholders and state partners; reviewed film ordinances, regulatory matters and legislation affecting the entertainment industry; encouraged film-friendly practices statewide; worked with a network of more than 50 regional film offices; produced special events and conferences and promoted production and production jobs throughout the state. She also worked closely with the FAA in order to disseminate federal guidelines relating to filming with drones.
From 2000-2008, Eve founded and ran the Los Angeles-based non-profit organization Film Industry Network. She is on the advisory boards of Cal State University’s Entertainment Alliance and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.