Ben Mandelker

Ben Mandelker (B-Side) is a screenwriter currently living in Los Angeles. His pop culture observations and multimedia creations have been cited in Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, The New York Times, Details Magazine, Spin Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Houston Chronicle, among other media outlets. Additionally, Time Out New York called his work the “flat out funniest thing this year,” and the Rocky Mountain News called him “deliciously clever.” He has been a reoccurring panelist on NBC's Today and Fox Reality’s Reality Remix as well as WDVE in Pittsburgh. He has also served as a guest on the TV Guide Channel and Los Angeles’s KABC AM.

In 2004, Ben co-founded the website, which Entertainment Weekly labeled as one of the top twenty-five entertainment websites on the internet, and in 2007, he left the site after having sold it to Bunim-Murray Productions. Previously, Ben worked in feature development where he participated in the pre-production of such films as Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and The Grudge. He also served as a writers assistant on the Fox sitcom Andy Richter Controls The Universe and worked on various television productions such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Strangers with Candy, and the WWE.

Recent Stories by Ben Mandelker

Wall Street Analyst Explains Why He Thinks Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Buying Time Warner Is a Bad Idea

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Doug Creutz, the media analyst for venerable Wall Street broker Cowen and Company, writes about Rupert Murdoch's efforts to buy Time Warner, "We generally do not buy the rationale for why this merger would generate significant value." We found......

This Is So Bizarre: Report Says SAG Is Holding $40 Million in Residuals for Dozens of Performers It Says It Can't Find -- Including Tom Cruise, Sally Field, George Clooney, Jay Leno, Cate Blanchett and Dustin Hoffman

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:07 AM

This is one of the oddest stories we've run into in quite a while. It's an exclusive from written by veteran Hollywood labor reporter Dave Robb: "Why are so many living and deceased thesps owed unclaimed residual checks......

Fox Pulls Plug on Special

Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

The Fox Network has scrapped plans for a special that had been lined up for this fall. Writing on, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network pulled the plug on its "Jump of the Century," which was expected to......

Nothing to Do After Shark Week? The Hub Network Takes the Wraps Off Bark Week

Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The Hub Network has unveiled its planned follow-up to Discovery's Shark Week. The cable channel announced that its Bark Week will kick off Aug. 17, with a week of programming built around man's best friend, the dog. Bark Week......

Blowout in the Broadcast Ratings

Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Tuesday prime time was no contest in the broadcast ratings, based on Nielsen overnights. reports that NBC crushed the competition, with its two-hour "America's Got Talent" more than doubling its closest rival in the key 18-49 demo. "Talent"......