Hannah was called to the English bar in 1976 and qualified for the California Bar in 1980. She practised in the USA for 5 years, and for a leading New York law firm in the UK for a further two years before moving ‘in house’ with Vestron International where she managed worldwide subsidiaries.
After a period back in private practice, Hannah joined Capitol Films eventually as one of the owners where she negotiated and closed numerous film financing transactions, sales acquisitions, tax-based transactions, cast and production contracts and innumerable distribution contracts throughout the world. She has served as executive producer on a number of films including the critically acclaimed and Academy award winning Gosford Park. Hannah sold the company and left in 2008. She now practices law with New Media Law in London specialising in Film and Television financing and distribution work She has also founded her own production company.
Hannah lectures regularly for the Mega masters course in film production and financing in Ronda.