Martin Scorsese has now earned more Oscar nominations for best director than anyone alive. The Academy nominated the 81-year-old icon for his film Killers of the Flower Moon on Tuesday. Scorsese now has 10 best director nominations, surpassing Steven Spielberg, who has nine. Scorsese has won the category just once — for 2006’s The Departed. On that...

January 18, 2024 Russo Brothers Italian American Filmmaker Forum and presentation Inaugural Renaissance Award to Louis D’Esposito in Los Angeles, CA

After six nominations, Paul Giamatti has won the third Golden Globe of his career. During the 81st Golden Globes Awards ceremony held, as usual, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell presented Giamatti with the award for his performance in The Holdovers.  In the film, Giamatti plays the role of a history professo...

AGBO announced today that Louis D’Esposito will be presented with the inaugural award at the Russo Brothers’ Italian American Filmmaker Forum Event on January 18. The Renaissance Award celebrates outstanding contributions to Italian American heritage and the entertainment industry. This is the first annual event for the Russo Brothers’ Italian Amer...

Word is trickling out about the incoming Stella in West Hollywood from Rob Gentile, a veteran chef from Toronto who has relocated to Los Angeles for this two-story Italian restaurant in partnership with Janet Zuccarini. Zuccarini already has a successful empire of 11 restaurants in Canada and a massive hit at Felix in Venice with chef Evan Funke. N...

Italian American organizations from around the country are heeding the call championed by COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo: by uniting together, the Conference of Presidents, in part, commands the respect and international recognition that's oftentimes impossible to achieve on an individual basis. In the past two years alone, COPOMIAO leaders have...

Marche is the only Italian region whose name is pronounced in the plural, where the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea seem to look at each other in the eyes: a region of a hundred theaters, with an infinity of natural, cultural and historical beauty. In addition, Marche has been the birthplace, in history, of as many as ten popes as well as some of th...

Matteo Garrone, class 1968, from Rome, carved a significant place for himself in contemporary cinema. It all started almost 30 years ago, in 1996, when he won the Sacher d’Oro for his short Silhouette, which later became part of his first full-length feature, Terra di Mezzo (Land in Between) in 1997. Garrone’s filmmaking is often seen through a len...

On the occasion of the one hundred and fortyth anniversary of his birth, the Cineteca della Calabria and the Province of Cosenza pay tribute to the figure of Tony Gaudio with the exhibition "Tony Gaudio cinematographer/Una storia ritrovata," from Nov. 15 to 30 at the Museo delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Museum of Arts and Crafts) in Cosenza. It is a ho...

A stunning ancient city beloved by a world-famous Hollywood star is shockingly under-visited compared to some of its peers. Turin, located in Piedmont, Northern Italy, was established as a Roman community as early as 28BC and was briefly the national capital before the country unified in the 19th century. While it has since become a regional capita...