Pierce Law Group LLP

Anthony J. Hanna

Anthony J. Hanna

Anthony J. Hanna

Anthony J. Hanna


University of West Los Angeles Law School
Juris Doctorate

California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Science (BS)

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
USDC, Central District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Areas of Practice

Entertainment Law
Production Counsel
Entertainment Union Advice/Counsel
Wage Hour Law
Workplace Safety Issues
Child Labor Issues
Child Actor Court Ratification Matters
Film Distribution
Business Law
Employment Law
Labor Law
Right of Privacy

Administrative Operations Member

Anthony J. Hanna is a Member of Pierce Law Group LLP and works in the practice group areas of litigation, entertainment union issues, wage hour advice, OSHA Safety, and labor and employment issues. Anthony regularly takes the lead in overseeing child actor ratifications for Pierce Law Group’s studio and production company clients, including our firm’s ongoing representation in the area of child labor matters for all films produced by Lionsgate Film & Television and Nu Image.
Anthony also oversees child labor and child ratification matters for music industry clients. His extensive knowledge of SAG, WGA, DGA, IATSE rules, DLSE regulations, and OSHA safety requirements permits Pierce Law Group to assist clients to adeptly navigate the unique bureaucratic maze that often surrounds film, television, and music production.
Prior to joining Pierce Law Group, Anthony worked for the Screen Actors Guild’s Theatrical Contracts Department for seven and one-half years. During his time at SAG, Anthony worked on over 2,000 film productions and was widely recognized as one of SAG’s foremost liaisons in rectifying issues between producers, the Guild, and its members. Prior to SAG, Anthony practiced general civil litigation for many years. Anthony is active in civic and community affairs and is originally from Los Angeles, California.

Honors, Awards, and Activities

Membership and Volunteer Experience

California Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Labor & Employment Law Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Executive Committee Member, 2011
Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


 “Court Ratification Process For Child Actor Employment Contracts,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, April 2011.
“Blogs, Facebook & Twitter: How Instant Communication Can Help or Hurt Celebrities,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, February 2012.

Speaking Engagements

Guest Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University Film School, Inner Workings of the Writer’s Guild and Protecting & Understanding Intellectual Property, Winter 2012
Panelist: Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Child Actors, April 2011