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Dawna Lee Heising of Eye on Entertainment Covers Awards is a Horror Site Created by Michael Emanuel, Igor Meglic, David Reivers and Bruce Johnson.

Los Angeles, CA, November 03, 2010 --( The first annual Awards Ceremony was held at Busby’s East on October 27, 2010. Fans voted for the winners of the Popular Vote Awards. Additionally, a panel of known industry veterans voted for their top three video selections for the Special Jury Awards. Hosted by Ivonna Cadaver, Spooky Dan Walker and featuring the “Scary-to-Die-for” girl Erin Marie Hogan, the first annual awards ceremony was streamed around the world live on Prizes included a free weekend at a world famous Horror Film Boot Camp in Los Angeles.

The winners of the SOD 2010 International Horror Short Film Festival included:
Popular Vote Winners
· M. J. Dixon for Thorn
· Pete Navarro for The Path
· David Cross for The Sitter

Special Jury Award Winners
· Matt Brookens for Guitar Party Nightmare
· Justin Benson for A.M.
· Morgan Suszek for Bitten is a horror destination site created by Michael Emanuel and fellow filmmaker partners Igor Meglic, David Reivers and Bruce Johnson in support of other filmmakers and their fans to upload, view and vote on horror shorts, original series and feature films. At, the content that gets the most favorable votes will get the best placement on the site. In addition to shorts, Emanuel and his partners are producing and acquiring original programming in both short form (series) and long form (features). Their goal is to create a digital studio where the only agenda is what the fans want.

Says Emanuel, “Scary or Die started a long time ago with a boy and a dream…actually a boy and some really disturbing dreams of decomposing corpses, vampires, werewolves, zombies, skeletons, frightening clowns and a little homunculus named Barzog who lived under his bed who told him he was no good and that nobody really loved him except Satan. Ahh, fond memories,…well that little boy used those scary dreams as the catalyst to murder some mimes and then a local pig farmer…and then a dog…and a wingless parrot…and a family of silverfish who wear top hats and monocles and sing show tunes.”

To see the EOE interview with the multi-talented Michael Emanuel, please go to:

About Michael Emanuel
As well as being one of the founders of, along with Igor Meglic, David Reivers and Bruce Johnson, Michael Emanuel is also the founder of Canal Street Films, with partners Eric Lewald, Kelly Hirano, Donald Pemnick, Dean Fronck and Eric S. Jacobsen. Since its formation in 2006, Canal Street Films has aggressively moved to stake its claim as an active force in the independent film industry. Canal Street Films’ "Free Style," a co-production with Waterfront Pictures and Rigel Entertainment, starred "High School Musical" leading man Corbin Bleu and was released by Samuel Goldwyn. Emanuel co-wrote and directed the Native American inspired horror film "Maneater," which is being released around the world by Arsenal Pictures.

A familiar face and quintessential “Everyman”, the award winning actor/producer/writer’s work appears in feature films, television shows and hundreds of national TV commercials. In feature films, Emanuel is the producer and star of multi-award winning cult hit film "Lucky." He has also starred in "Happy Holidays," "The Good Humor Man" with Kelsey Grammer and Jorge Garcia, "Gone But Not Forgotten" with Brooke Shields and Scott Glenn, and the indie psychological thriller "The Uninvited."

On television, Emanuel was one of the principal cast members in the hit ABC drama "The Nine" as Tom Mitchell. He has also been featured in ER, Desperate Housewives, Everybody Hates Chris, The Sum Of Us, Monk, Threat Matrix, Malcolm In The Middle, Passions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Manhatten AZ., Black Scorpion, Pacific Blue, You Wish and Beverly Hills 90210. And last but not least, Emanuel has an extensive theatrical resume, including The Elephant Man, E/R, Of Mice And Men, Requiem For A Heavyweight, among others. For more information, visit

About Eye on Entertainment
"Eye on Entertainment", a division of Eye on Excellence™ Productions, is aired twice weekly on Time Warner Cable in Southern California and on Cox, Comcast and Verizon in Washington DC. The EOE team covers entertainment and music events, film festivals, red carpets and award shows, and features interviews with successful people in all walks of life, exploring the traits they have in common. Dawna Lee Heising, EOE executive producer and host, is a member of SAG & AFTRA, has an MBA and PhD and is Ms. Universe 2010. To schedule appearances or films, please contact Matt Chassin at The EOE team includes Linda Maxwell of Time Warner Cable, producer John Cox, producer Jerry Moore, director Steve Van Wormer, editor Gordon Michael, PR guru Stan Goodrich, and photographers David McNeil and Kevin Le. Please visit, and

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