The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum 2023 is coming soon! Usually at this time of year, AGBO and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) would be accepting applications. This year, they are reimagining the opportunity and working together to continue this tradition in a new, enhanced, and more appealing format. Stay tuned and fol...

The precedent-setting IAFL Conference — sponsored by COPOMIAO — has reached its midpoint, and COPOMIAO VP John Viola is setting the stage for a new wave of leaders to uphold our heritage, elevate our culture and promote our history — starting with Columbus. View the IAFL social media slideshow here. Conference organizers were struck by the impassio...

If we had to describe the 47th edition of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala in a few words, we could not find a better way than “it was a memorable celebration at many, if not all, levels.” Washington DC became the place to be for Italian Americans in the US on October 29th, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, when NIAF put together one...

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, lifelong ISDA members who were recently deemed “titans” of Hollywood by Variety magazine, are committed to preserving their Italian American heritage. They, along with their father, ISDA National President Basil Russo, founded the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum in 2017 to fund projects that explore and d...

Ever since Joe and Anthony Russo released “Avengers: Endgame,” in 2019, the sibling directors have been asked over and over if they would ever work again with Marvel Studios. Each time, they’ve tried to politely deflect — “We’re always talking; we’d need to see what would work” — even though, as Joe put it to Variety in early October, they’ve known...

The National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America are excited to present the top three grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations. experience for the benefit of futur...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) unveiled the newest addition to its permanent Hollywood exhibition earlier this month: an Infinity Gauntlet from the film Avengers: Infinity War. The gauntlet was modeled for actor Josh Brolin who played the supervillain Thanos in the film. It is part of an exhibition highlighting the achievements...

Prime Video has sent the Italian instalment of the Russo Brothers’ global sci-fi event series Citadel into production and cast Matilda de Angelis (The Undoing, Leonardo) as its lead, as Amazon Italy execs today touted the streamer’s local growth here at the MIA Market in Rome. De Angelis recently made her international breakthrough in Susanne Bier’...

The San Leone Society, a mutual aid group charted in 1920 in Cleveland held their Centennial Celebration (postponed from 2020 due to Covid concerns) on August 21, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom of the Independence Holiday Inn. Over 200 members, family and friends of the Society attended.  The keynote speaker was the Honorable Basil Russo; San Leone Soc...

Stanley Tucci, the A-list actor and host of the hit TV show Searching for Italy, is set to star in a new TV spy thriller, Citadel, which is being developed and produced by Joe and Anthony Russo (the directors behind Avengers: Endgame). The ambitious project, bankrolled by Amazon Studios, will follow an unprecedented production concept, where multip...