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...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The news of the death of Chadwick Boseman shocked the world of Hollywood, and within hours of the sudden and unexpected announcement of the star’s family. Black Panther the directors’ message of condolence also arrives Anthony e Joe Russo.  The two Italian-American brothers conducted the interpreter of T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War, the fi...

A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...