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o-1 approval secured for nicholas racz, television writer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification for international television writer Nicholas Racz.

An award-winning writer and director, London-based Nicholas Racz is Writer and  Executive Producer of WHISTLEBLOWERS with Jose Padilha for FX.  He also created and executive produced the drama series UNORTHODOX for Howard Gordon and Fox TV Studios. His first feature film as writer and director was the feature film THE BURIAL SOCIETY – which was an official selection at over 90 film festivals worldwide and won a number of awards including the Best Feature Film at the New Orleans Film Festival and Jury Prizes at the Milan International Film Festival and was acquired in the US by Regent Entertainment. Born in Montreal, he attended McGill University but abandoned its medical school.  Mr. Racz is known for well received works The Burial Society and award-winning TV commercial director.

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 eight 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.

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