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Matthew Duncan is a renowned film editor whose work has been well recognized in the industry. Classically trained at the University for 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. In just the past five years, Mr. Duncan’s films and other works have been recognized internationally—these include the Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program, Waldorf Astoria’s Escape Artist, Ask Jeeves’ Questions Up and Down as well as Mohegan Sun’s Time to Shine. Mr. Duncan’s films continue to gain international recognition, garnering awards and growing audiences. It is unquestionable that he has built an illustrious reputation and made significant contributions to the film industry that make him a beacon for the next generation of film editors and we look forward to watching his successes continue on our shores.

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 3 of the 6 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, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at

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