Hump Day Headlines

The time has come to begin our Hump Day Headlines series. We try to find out who’s planning what, and how those plans affect the world. We plow thru the week’s top stories, and pull out a few interesting ones to tell you about. Here are some interesting stories from the week:

MoviePass, Inc. has announced that it will roll out an “all-you-can-watch” movie plan for $50. Last time they tried this, movie theatres said they wouldn’t support it because it discounts theater tickets.  Now that MoviePass, Inc. has partnered with Hollywood Movie Money, which provides promotional movie tickets, theaters just may get full prices for their tickets. The theaters need to support something; Hulu, Netflix, RedBox, and Groupon are shaking their money tree and collecting all the leaves.

Chicagois looking to bring home a new Playboy Club, complete with Playboy Bunnies. The club will feature a very high-end, exclusive restaurant and lounge. It will be open to the public, but will have VIP memberships for access to VIP areas and exclusive events. There are other clubs operating inLas Vegas,Macao, andCancun; all of which are connected to casinos.  This club should think about hiring George Clooney and P. Diddy as advisors.

Facebook is planning to add a series of photo filters to its mobile app in coming months. These photo filters are similar to those of Instagram, a popular photo-sharing site. The filters create effects on photos, like the old-style camera lenses and grainy film. What’s funny is that Facebook tried to buy Instagram, couldn’t, and then came out with an app like theirs. Aaahhh, growth!

For the good people inAtlanta, MTV Networks is looking to bring a business unit to your area. This could provide about 200 jobs. Time Warner, Inc. is looking into the area too, so keep your eyes openAtlanta. It is definitely becoming the “New Hollywood.”

And last, but not least, the Philadelphia Eagles are planning on keeping Michael Vick for awhile, as he signed a six-year, $100 million dollar contract this week. What does this mean for the Eagles? For the NFC?  Give us your opinion. Is Atlantathe New Hollywood? Will Instagram outlast Facebook’s “upgrade?” Does anyone even care about Playboy anymore? And will you pay $50 (per month?) to go see as many movies as you want? We want to hear from you.

 

Until next time, remember:

Plans are Nothing, Planning is Everything.

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