On January 18th 2007, Yue-Sai Kan, the Chairman of the Invitation Committee, attended the Press Conference for the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in Los Angeles. It was the first time SIFF conducted a press conference outside of China.It was an incredible success which attracted a lot of attention in the United States.
The press conference was held at a restaurant called Mr. Chow LA, a celebrity hot spot. The decor is stark and modern, and the vibe is clubby and buzzing with energy. The restaurant's owner Michael Chow is the son of late Peking Opera master Zhou Xinfang.
Last year's SIFF was attended by many international superstars including Catherine Deneuve, Hugh Jackman, Andie MacDowell, Sigourney Weaver, and many more.