B-Side Blog is a Los Angeles-based pop culture site that focuses on TV, Food, Drink, and everything in between. The site won “Best TV Blog” by LA Weekly in 2013, listed on Say Media’s “Say 100” list of online “voices that matter,” and ranked #1 on Web100’s list of “the only 3 TV blogs you’ll ever need.” Additionally, The Wrap ranked the site’s Twitter account (bsideblog) as one of the “50 TV Insiders to Follow Right Now,” and Blogs.com called the site “genius” (yessssss).
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, Gawker, Jezebel, Details Magazine, MSNBC, The Associated Press, FoxNews.com, PerezHilton.com, The Week, Spin Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, and TV Week 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 Show, AXS TV’s AXS Live, Logo’s The Gossip Queens and Fox Reality’s Reality Remix as well as on WDVE in Pittsburgh. He has also appeared on Nightline, 20/20 and Fox & Friends as well as on the TV Guide Channel, “Geek Week Live!” 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.
Ben is represented by Hopscotch Pictures.