Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure EB-1 classification for Senior Editor & Head of Production, Matthew Duncan.

In an illustrious career spanning the last decade, Mr. Duncan has established himself as an individual of extraordinary ability as a commercial film and video editor. Classically trained at the University for the Creative Arts, Matt spent ten years honing his craft in Soho becoming one of the most sought after Editors in London. He was the lead editor on some of the UK’s most memorable series for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky One. As evidenced by the enclosed documentation, Mr. Matthew Duncan is a renowned film editor and post production expert whose work has been well recognized in the industry.  Many of the works he has edited have achieved a high level of international and national acclaim. 

Mr. Duncan has sustained international acclaim throughout his career. In fact, in just the past five years, Mr. Duncan’s films and other works have been recognized nationally and internationally such as:


  • 2019 Independent Short Awards, Platinum Award for Best Editing
  • Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program, Winner, 2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
  • Waldorf Astoria – The Escape Artist, 2014 Official Honoree, Tourism & Leisure, 18th Annual Webby Awards
  • Ask Jeeves – Questions Up and Down, Winner, Silver Award for Creative Excellence, Out-of-Home – Site – Interior Animated,          American Advertising Awards 2012
  • Mohegan Sun – Time to Shine, Gold Winner, Marcom Awards 2011


Mr. Duncan’s films continue to gain international recognition, garnering awards and growing audiences. Furthermore, his films are critically reviewed, winning over critics around the world. He has garnered a high level of acclaim in his field.  His illustrious reputation and extraordinary contributions to the television and film industries are evident in the details of his achievements outlined above.


Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries. The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael was recently sworn-in as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, has just released his newly authored book, Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field, is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms. Moreover, Michael is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

To learn more about Wildes & Weinberg, please visit the firm’s website at  or contact Michael Wildes at


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