Entertainment law, production counsel, entertainment union advice/counsel, wage hour law, workplace safety issues, child labor issues and child actor court ratification matters, film distribution, litigation, including business, employment & labor law issues, right of privacy and copyright.
-United States District Court, Central District of California
-United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
-United States Supreme Court
-Juris Doctorate, University of West Los Angeles Law School
-B.S. California State University Long Beach
-"Court Ratification Process For Child Actor Employment Contracts," written by Anthony J. Hanna, published by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, April 2011.
-"Blogs, Facebook & Twitter: How Instant Communication Can Help or Hurt Celebrities," co-written by David Albert Pierce & Anthony J. Hanna, published by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, February 2012.
-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
Trade Associations & Membership
-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)
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 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 over twelve years. Anthony is active in civic and community affairs and is originally from Los Angeles, California.