News — Jonathan Ames

Jonathan Ames' Network-ed Blunt Talk

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Blunt Talk creator/showrunner/writer, author, and Novel-T Second Baseman Jonathan Ames knows when to follow his own recommendations. He advises, "[I]f there’s a style of someone that you like, if something appeals to you, you should try to write in that style...You should write what excites you, but put it through your own spirit." Such wisdom enables Ames to channel Network, Paddy Chayefsky and Sidney Lumet's brilliant media satire, into the first two episodes of the new Starz series without compromising his own comic voice.   The show follows Patrick Stewart’s Walter Blunt, an aging newsman plagued by plummeting ratings. He's Network's Howard Beale by way of Piers Morgan. Blunt,...

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Novel-T "Jonathan Ames QUOTE Contest"

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Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2012 with an " AMES QUOTE CONTEST" to rally up some support for our second baseman, Jonathan Ames. The selected winner will receive 1 FREE AMES Novel-T. (pictured below) HOW TO ENTER: Please post on our facebook wall or Captain's Blog your favorite AMES "quote". Submissions can be a character quote from his show Bored to Death or a quote from one of his literary works. (Please reference who/what you are quoting)). Likes and comments on your submission will get special consideration. Contest ends Sunday, January 8th, at 11pm eastern time. Like many of...

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