Miky Lee, vice president of Korean media giant CJ Group, will be honored by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with the 2022 International Emmy Directorate Award, honoring her life’s work.
In her position at CJ, Lee championed a new generation of Korean directors, including Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon Ho, who helped launch the global Korean wave. Her executive producer credits include: Lady Vengeance, the Host, snow piercer, the maidservant and Parasitewhich made history in 2020 when it became the first Korean film (or any non-English language film for that matter) to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Lee led CJ’s investment in DreamWorks SKG in 1995, beginning the Korean company’s global rise.
On the TV side, Lee oversaw the English-language series adaptation of snow piercer, which concluded its third season on TNT earlier this year and received a 2022 Emmy nomination for outstanding special visual effects. CJ’s other TV credits include Korean series Crash landing on you, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God and Hospital playlist. The company’s theater division produced the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Kinky boots.
CJ’s operations include drama production powerhouse Studio Dragon, K-OTT content production studio CJ ENM Studios and US-based studio Endeavor Content, which CJ acquired in 2021.
“Miky Lee is in a class of her own, a visionary leader who has harnessed her exceptional business acumen and love for her country’s culture through more than twenty-five years of tireless leadership of the global phenomenon of the Korean wave,” said Bruce L. Paisner , president and CEO of the International Academy. “The whole world witnessed her dedication to our industry and Korea when she, along with the creators of Parasiteenthusiastically received the Oscar for her company’s award-winning film Parasitea historic milestone for Korean content.”
Lee will receive the 2022 International Emmy Directorate Award at the 50th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on Monday, November 21.