Ben Selkow - Producer/Director

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anthonybourdain:

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The former imperial capital of Hue sits just below what was once the DMZ between North and South Vietnam and was, near the end of the war, the site of some its fiercest fighting. You’ve seen it in newsreel footage—and recreated (in England) in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”.

It’s one…

pivottv:

IT’S HERE!

Watch the entire first episode of our new show #WelcomeToFairfax right here before it’s premiere on October 17th. http://bit.ly/FFXpivot

Our new show premiering this week. 10 episodes. Proud to have executive produced this with @ryansidhoo, @Matadorcontent, and pivottv.

WELCOME TO FAIRFAX Preview I Oct 17th Premiere on PIVOT

On Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, a new generation of musicians, fashion designers, and entrepreneurs are at the leading edge of street culture’s massive global rise. The four-block stretch at the heart of this creative nexus has long been home to streetwear brands that are so exclusive, shoppers will camp out for days just for the opportunity to buy a one of a kind t-shirt, pair of sneakers or piece of new gear. The scene has also given rise to some of the most cutting edge rap icons while attracting some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Now, the next generation of tastemakers are coming up on “The Block” like the emerging culture brand Just Be Cool at YOUth and the on-the-cusp underground hip-hop group, The Chill Black Guys (CBG).  From all over the country, Fairfax draws a diverse group of BMXers, skateboarders, visual artists, designers, and filmmakers driven to succeed on their own terms despite their personal circumstances.  A “Do It Yourself” code powers everyone while collaborations across music, fashion, art, and action sports unite the creators to build their own brands and images.

http://www.pivot.tv/shows/welcome-to-fairfax

helencho:

we’re back september 28th! the episode lineup this season of anthonybourdain​ Parts Unknown 

Check my episode in Hue, Vietnam - 

  • Vietnam (airdate TBA) Parts Unknown travels to the host’s “first love,” with a look at Hue, a city in central Vietnam, including excursions to the Dong Ba market, Vinh Moc tunnels, the Duyen Anh restaurant, and the Citadel.  Sampled dishes include Com Hen, Bun Bo Hue and a special bird’s nest soup.

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anthonybourdain:

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What do I—a pig ignorant Yankee—know about Mississippi? What could I ever understand about growing up in the Delta, that peculiar and heavy mix of guilt, rough pride, obstinacy, sentimentality and cynicism?
(Answer: Next to nothing)

Let me be honest about this right up front: before I…

Director/Producer Ben Selkow’s ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN Mississippi episode premieres on CNN at 9PM EST, May 18th. Road Trip from Jackson through the Delta to Oxford and back, exploring Southern Foodways, Juke Joints, Revered Chefs, the Mighty Mississippi River, Civil Rights, Hip Hop, Acoustic Blues, Gospel Blues Whole Hog BBQ, Oxford Writers, and much more.

Director/Producer Ben Selkow’s ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN Mississippi episode premieres on CNN at 9PM EST, May 18th. Road Trip from Jackson through the Delta to Oxford and back, exploring Southern Foodways, Juke Joints, Revered Chefs, the Mighty Mississippi River, Civil Rights, Hip Hop, Acoustic Blues, Gospel Blues Whole Hog BBQ, Oxford Writers, and much more.

On the #oldheads tip…at the Cage for Sherm Ice’s 30th anniversary at W4th. Snappin’, Ballin’ and Battlin’. These guys showed me the way down there many moons ago. Great day.

On the #oldheads tip…at the Cage for Sherm Ice’s 30th anniversary at W4th. Snappin’, Ballin’ and Battlin’. These guys showed me the way down there many moons ago. Great day.

Ran into this cat Smush Parker aka the Grim Reaper at West 4th Street today. Go all the way back to 2000 with him during filming Of A SUMMER IN THE CAGE. 14 years almost to the day. #oldheads

Ran into this cat Smush Parker aka the Grim Reaper at West 4th Street today. Go all the way back to 2000 with him during filming Of A SUMMER IN THE CAGE. 14 years almost to the day. #oldheads

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN I MISSISSIPPI

Sunday is my directing/producing debut for ‪#‎CNN‬’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown at 9PM EST. The ‪#‎Mississippi‬ episode—heading on a road trip down south. Worked with an amazing crew including the peerless EP Sandy Zweig, steely-eyed producer Jeff Allen, brilliant DP’s Morgan Fallon and Jeremy Leach, and indefatigable line producer Aude Temel.  Check out a sneak peek right here: 

IT BEGINS!!

anthonybourdain:

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“He gave the impression that very many cities had rubbed him smooth.”
-Graham Greene

The pool at the Grand Hotel del Paraguay is, best as I can tell, unused. Maybe it’s the heat—and the humidity—which are considerable and relentless. Or the lack of a bar, or towels, or staff. But nobody else…

On the road in #mississippi

On the road in #mississippi

#Shinohara is part of #WesMafia? So cool. #cutieandtheboxer

#Shinohara is part of #WesMafia? So cool. #cutieandtheboxer

Director @maggiebetts documentary film THE CARRIER that I produced is now on iTunes and Amazon. more at: www.thecarrierfilm.com

Director @maggiebetts documentary film THE CARRIER that I produced is now on iTunes and Amazon. more at: www.thecarrierfilm.com