Film Industry Visa Attorneys in Los Angeles
Serving Los Angeles and Clients Nationwide
Film, television, and other visual arts industry projects require the help
of a team of talented workers.
Oakhurst Immigration Law provides immigration services for top film industry professionals looking
to obtain temporary or permanent visas. Our unique skill set can guide
foreign nationals in any department of the filmmaking process to obtain
employment authorization for a variety of conditions and purposes.
From fundraising, casting, and filming to post-production and distribution,
our attorneys understand the unique issues, affairs, and challenges that
commonly occur, as well as how talented foreign nationals from other countries
fill critical employment needs in the U.S. We can help you explore immigration
options that help you stay in the United States through adjustment of
status, and we can also assist in expediting visas through consular processing
for international film workers abroad.
To learn more about our visa services for film industry professionals, call
(310) 742-8005 or
contact us online today. We can get started with a free consultation.
The Professionals We Serve
Even before a film crew is assembled and the camera starts rolling, film
producers and casters spend months of planning to make sure sets are up
and working smoothly. In addition to actors and other performers, we help
film production companies, movie studios, and news organizations obtain
work authorization for front-end employees from other countries. We work
with the entire menu of immigration options to apply for temporary business
visas for international film professionals to stay in the United States.
We are the premier resource for film and television professionals and their
support staff. Our law firm prides itself on addressing the unique immigration
- Voice-over actors
- Theater professionals
- Podcasters and radio talk show hosts
- Pilot show creators
- Film producers
- Casting personnel
- Front office executives
- Film directors and assistants
- Cinematography and photography directors
- Location managers and set construction
- Publicists and marketing professionals
In short, we work with all types of professionals who demonstrate the extraordinary
talents needed to qualify for O-1, O-2, E-2, and EB-1A visas. Visas can
be petitioned by production companies, studios, U.S. agents, and many
In-Depth Knowledge of All Entertainment Visas
At Oakhurst Immigration Law, we have strengthened our immigration solutions
for professional actors and related industries by performing research
on industry needs and forming relationships with the governing bodies
in the United States. Visas for film industry professionals are highly
specific and complex, and we are the team that can handle this niche area of law.
Over the years, USCIS and immigration conditions have changed, and so have
the immigration requirements for entertainment industry professionals.
In the past, many acting professionals used B visitor visas to travel
to the United States. Now, however, the Department of Homeland Security
is exceedingly adamant that employers apply for the proper visa if working
in the United States.
Because the film industry tends to be project-oriented, regulations allow
for certain O-1 visa holders to assist on multiple projects without obtaining
labor certifications. In addition, O-1 visa holders can obtain concurrent
O-1 approval but must be careful to manage which visa they return on at
a US consulate if they leave the country.
The O-1 visa is appropriate for acting and entertainment professionals
who have a record of outstanding achievements in their particular field
and can prove it with credible evidence. Our lawyers are incredibly efficient
and thorough in helping our clients demonstrate their eligibility for
extraordinary ability visas to USCIS.