Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Oscar-nominated Film Producer Jean de Meuron.

Mr. Jean de Meuron is a Film Producer who has garnered a reputation of excellence and international acclaim in his field. Mr. de Meuron’s talents have been well-recognized by notable organizations and highly influential individuals in the entertainment industry. Mr. de Meuron’s work on La Femme et le TGV was honored with an Oscar® nomination for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards. This same film has been chosen as an "official selection" at more than 40 international film festivals around the world and has received 15 prestigious awards. Mr. de Meuron has been profiled in major media in the U.S. and in his native Switzerland, including widely circulated publications Deadline Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, Frame Magazine, Schweizer Illustrierte, and Sonntags Blick, among others. Mr. de Meuron has several exciting projects that he will be producing in the U.S. and we are excited to see more of his work!

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets three of the evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com

 

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