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Modern City

Anthony J. Hanna

Of Counsel 


(310) 722-2261



9100 Wilshire Blvd.

Suite 850E

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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

  • Entertainment Union Advice/ Counsel

  • Child Labor Issues

  • Child Actor Court Ratification Matters

  • Production Counsel

  • Wage Hour Law

  • Workplace Safety Issues

  • Film Distribution

  • Litigation

  • Business Law

  • Employment Law

  • Labor Law

  • Right of Privacy

  • Copyright

Membership and Volunteer Experience

  • California Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Labor and Employment Law Section

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Executive Committee Member, 2011

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. 

Anthony (“Tony”) J. Hanna is of counsel to the firm, and focuses his practice in the areas of TV, film and digital production, child actor ratifications and entertainment union issues. Tony’s extensive knowledge of SAG, WGA, DGA, IATSE rules, DLSE regulations, and OSHA safety requirements, allows his clients to confidently navigate the complex world of union rules.


A SAG veteran, who authored the theatrical contracts manual and literally “wrote the book” on child actor guidelines, Tony is a go-to lawyer for studios. Tony also oversees child labor and child ratification matters for multiple music industry clients.

Prior to joining Pessah Law Group, Anthony served for fourteen years as a partner at Pierce Law Group, where his clients included Lionsgate and Netflix. His role in the partnership at Pierce was preceded by an eight-year tenure at the Screen Actors Guild, where he worked within the Theatrical Contracts Department. 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.


  • "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. 

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