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 TVgasm.com, 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

TV News Veteran Re-Ups With Fox News

Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM

A mainstay on Fox News Channel has signed a new multiyear deal to remain with the network. Deadline.com reports that Chris Wallace will continue as the anchor and moderator of "Fox News Sunday" as part of the deal. The......

'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 Gets Real -- Here's the Video

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Season 2 of the acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black" is weeks away, and the streaming service has just released the first trailer for the runup to the eagerly anticipated June 6 rollout. The clip shows......

Showtime Developing Documentary on One of the NBA's Most High-Profile Players

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Showtime has greenlighted a documentary profiling one of the most high-profile players in the NBA. Deadline.com reports that the new project, "Kobe Bryant's Muse," will examine "the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex......

Fox Wins by Default as Broadcast Nets Break Out the Reruns

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM

With ABC, CBS and NBC all airing prime-time slates leaning heavily toward repeat programming Wednesday night, Fox walked away with a ratings win even though "American Idol" continued to erode, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.......

Spike Renews Unscripted Series

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Spike TV has announced the renewal of an unscripted series. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel placed a 10-episode order for a second season of “Catch a Contractor." Hosted by Adam Carolla, the second season will air in the......