Berlin buyers get look at ‘Watch’

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Russian blockbuster “Day Watch” comes into town today for its international premier at a special Berlinale presentation hosted by distributors Fox Searchlight Pictures.<br>

The fantasy epic where the forces of light are put against the forces of dark with the future of mankind at stake shattered all Russian box-office records when it opened in Moscow just over a year ago. The film took in about $35 million domestically.<br>

The films producers, First Channel and Fox Searchlight, have hopes that the shorter international version of “Day Watch” will repeat the success of the original film of the franchise, “Night Watch.”<br>

“Night Watch” did very well in German sales last year and the decision for a Berlinale launch for the sequel reflects the film’s success.

Fox representatives were reserved Wednesday regarding releasing information about the exact schedule for the European roll out for “Day Watch,” which is set for autumn, but press reaction to today’s screening, immediately followed by a press conference with the director and producers, is likely to be closely watched.

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Luz Aguado was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in East Los Angeles. She is the oldest of four siblings. Prior to attending The Art Institute, Luz was a student at the University of California Riverside where she studied biology and aspired to become a medical doctor. Now she studies Media Arts and Animation at The Art Institute of Los Angeles and hopes of one day having the opportunity to work for Disney Animation Studios. Three dimensional animation and the innovative techniques that have given animation a more realistic appearance is something that she wishes to focus on while at The Art Institute.

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