The Omni Shoreham Hotel will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 1-3, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. The Gala Weekend begins on Friday, November 1, 6 – 9 p.m., with our NIAF Aperitivo! event for young Italian American and Italophile professionals! Refreshi...

Two brothers from Cleveland proved the sky is the limit for Italian Americans at the worldwide box office. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo took the crown for the most profitable movie in Hollywood history when Avengers: Endgame hit $2.79 billion late last week. James Cameron’s science fiction film “Avatar” previously held that top spot for 10 years...

Once again, a couple of down-to-earth brothers from the Midwest are proving the sky is the limit for Italian Americans in Tinseltown. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Endgame, have just unveiled the most popular (and most profitable) cinematic experience in Hollywood’s history. Just take a look at the numbers so far, as audiences f...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who collaborate with NIAF and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) to offer The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, are projected by the film industry to set global box office records this weekend with the release of thei...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) announce the 2019 grant selections for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the bene...

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), are excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Each year, the program awards multiple $8,000 grants to ambitious filmmakers around the...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce the 2018 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experienc...

On May 31, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) unveiled the newest addition — the iconic Captain America shield — to its permanent exhibition, Italians in Hollywood. The latest piece showcases the achievements of record-smashing directors Joe and Anthony Russo, best known for Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain America: Civil War. Bo...

The monster-size cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” might seem like a daunting task to direct, with big stars, big personalities and big egos. But for Anthony Russo, who codirected the film with his brother Joe, it wasn’t as hard as it looks. “Everybody is very happy to be making this movie,” he explains. “Everyone recognizes what a unique, creative...