It was once a crime to be Italian. That’s what Potentially Dangerous reveals. As America crept closer to its second World War, the U.S. government grew suspicious of some citizens based not on what they had done, but only where they were from.  600,000 Italians and Italian Americans were persecuted during the war. Many were under curfew from 8 p.m....

One of the problems that the Italian American community has always had, and the consequences of which it has always paid for, is division, the lack of unity. When I say that Italian Americans are, to all intents and purposes, Italian, even if some of them do not have an Italian passport that officially certifies it, I mean that there is an Italian...

The name Russo has become quite well known to moviegoers all over the world in the last decade, especially when director brothers Joe and Anthony Russo made their grand entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014 with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, followed by Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame....

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are pleased to announce the 2021 grant award recipients for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. The Film Forum, led by AGBO’s Russo Brothers and President of Creative, Angela Russo-Otstot, is an initiative to fund films depicting and exp...

The Russo brothers are two American directors, producers, as well as screenwriters, and actors who work together. Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo collectively make the Russo Brothers. They collaborate on the majority of their projects. Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, Avengers: Endgame, are two of the five highest-grossing films of the film in...

After wrapping the biggest film franchise of all time with Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, Anthony and Joe Russo wanted to go back home. Set in their native Ohio, Cherry, out Feb. 26 via Apple TV+, is their first non-superpowered project in more than a half-decade. Tom Holland stars as a young Iraq veteran, known in the movie as Cherry, whose battle wi...

It’s a huge week for Italian American filmmakers in Hollywood as the Russo Brothers and Sopranos’ creator David Chase begin to promote their major releases, which are due out in the coming weeks and months, respectively. On Wednesday, Warner Bros. unveiled footage of The Many Saints of Newark, which shows Michael Gandolfini — son of the late actor...

Valarie D’Elia, Travel With Val, an award-winning travel journalist, who specializes in Italy and ancestral travel programming is seeking input from Italian-Americans who are doing something significant to honor their ancestry, for consideration to be featured in a documentary with the working title “Saving Southern Italy.”  D'Elia is one of eight...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Now in its fifth year, the program annually awards multiple $8,000 grants to amb...

The Conference of Presidents of the fifty largest and most influential Italian American organizations in the United States has unanimously elected Basil M. Russo to serve as the organization’s new president. The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as the organization is officially known, is headquartered in New York Ci...