MIKY LEE, VICE CHAIRWOMAN OF CJ GROUP TO RECEIVE 2022 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® DIRECTORATE AWARD
Visionary Leader of the Korean Wave & Executive Producer of Academy Award Winning Film “Parasite” to Be Recognized for Her Global Impact at 50th International Emmy® Awards in New York, in November
NEW YORK, July 19, 2022 – Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group will receive the International Academy’s 2022 Directorate Emmy® Award, it was announced today by Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The International Academy’s Special Emmy® will be presented to Lee at the 50th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 21, 2022 in New York City.
“Miky Lee is in a class of her own, a visionary leader who has harnessed her exceptional business acumen and love of her country’s culture by tirelessly spearheading the global phenomenon of the Korean wave for over twenty five years”, said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy. “The whole world witnessed her commitment to our industry and Korea when she, along with the creators of “Parasite”, enthusiastically accepted the Oscar for her company’s award-winning film “Parasite”, a historic milestone for Korean content.”
Lee is known for her work in strengthening CJ’s presence by leading the global phenomenon of the Korean wave starting with the investment with DreamWorks SKG in 1995 which was a monumental moment in the company’s transformation from a food company to an entertainment business. In fact, she was the key driving force behind K-POP’s global success, creating and growing KCON, the world’s No. 1 K-culture festival that celebrates Korean culture and music. In 2019, she was executive producer of “Parasite”, the first foreign language film in history to win the Best Picture Oscar. Since 2020, she has been serving as vice chair of the board of trustees of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Lee, grandchild of Lee Byung-Chul (the founder of CJ and the Samsung Group) earned her B.A. degree at Seoul National University and received her M.A. in Asian Studies from Harvard.
Headquartered in Seoul, CJ ENM engages in a wide array of businesses across the industry spectrum including media content, music, film, performing arts, and animation. Best known for the recent multiple Academy Award-winning “Parasite”, CJ ENM’s credits also include the television series “Crash Landing on You”, “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”, “Hospital Playlist”, and films “Snowpiercer”, “Miss Granny”, BAFTA winning “Handmaiden”, and the Tony Award winning Broadway production “Kinky Boots”. CJ ENM’s critically acclaimed content is enjoyed by the global audience on various media platforms and have been remade into multiple versions.
United under the slogan “We live to discover Untold Originals,” CJ ENM has three major production and distribution studios: drama production powerhouse Studio Dragon, K-OTT content production studio CJ ENM STUDIOS, and U.S.-based studio Endeavor Content acquired in 2021.
About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Sports Documentary, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.
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