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Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown Will Play Sherlock’s Sister

Oh, and the 13-year-old will also produce the film. Millie Bobby Brown (otherwise known as Eleven) will star in a series of movies based on Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes Mysteries. Brown will play Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister. Legendary Entertainment is putting the film together, but no writers or directors are attached so far.

A GoFundMe Will Help Harlem’s Children See BLACK PANTHER

A GoFundMe to send children in Harlem to see Marvel’s upcoming film Black Panther exceeded its $10,000 goal in three days. The fund, created by Frederick Joseph, will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, and will pay for admission and refreshments for the children and their chaperones. The GoFundMe page states, “The release of Marvel’s film the ‘Black Panther’ is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life.” Any remaining funds will go toward helping the organization advance its work within the community.

PEN Center USA Will Merge With New York Chapter

PEN Center USA, the Los Angeles branch of the literary and human rights organization PEN International, will merge with the New York PEN this year. This new entity, PEN America, will be overseen by Suzanne Nossel in New York. Of the unification, Michelle Franke, executive director of PEN Center USA, said the two braches, which competed for funders and members, will be able to create a unified community. Nossel added that the decision was born from a sense of urgency to fortify their collective efforts “at a time of unprecedented challenges to free speech here at home.”

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