You may be familiar with director Bong Joon-ho after Parasite secured the coveted Oscar award for best picture this season, but less is known internationally about the film’s executive producer, Miky Lee, who has been a driving force for Korean cinema and entertainment for the past two decades. Lee Mi-Kyung, as 61-year-old Miky is also known, has amassed an entertainment empire driven by her love of cinema and Korean culture. Here are five things you should know about the entertainment mogul. She has an impressive CV Huge congrats 2 my baby Miky Lee for 20 yrs of CJ Entertainment! & always wonderful to see the talented @adrienbrody pic.twitter.com/XBHJNXgrnn — Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) November 7, 2015 3 ace movies from best picture Oscar-winner Parasite director Bong Joon-ho In 1997, she was selected as one of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow Community members by the World Economic Forum. In 2006, she was the first Asian woman to win a World Business Award at the Women’s World Awards in New York City. A year later, Miky was named CEO of the Year by the Korean Management Association. Her grandfather started Samsung Her grandfather, Lee Byung-chul, is the businessman who founded Korean conglomerate Samsung. Her father managed CJ Group, which was initially just a sugar manufacturing branch of Samsung, until it formally separated in 1997. Miky Lee runs CJ Group as vice-chair, furthering the progress of the Korean entertainment industry with its subsidiary, CJ E&M. She was an early investor in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Miky Lee spoke at the Oscars bc she was one of the main producers and funders of Parasite. Not only is Miky the granddaughter of the the Samsung founder, but is also one of the founding funders of DreamWorks which is featuring #RedVelvet in their newest movie Trolls World Tour. pic.twitter.com/e5lGObaBpK — februwenseul (@papawendy) February 10, 2020 Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen were looking for Asian investors in the early 90s for its fledgling company so, in 1995, the founders of DreamWorks went to meet Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Group (and Miky Lee’s uncle) for an investment of US$900 million. Will Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 be bigger and better? The discussions didn’t pan out for Samsung: The New York Times reported at the time that Samsung officials spent all night talking about semiconductors, which understandably put Spielberg off from partnering with the South Korean conglomerate. Ultimately, the deal went to Lee Kun-hee’s nephew, Jay Lee, and niece, Miky Lee, who invested US$300 million for an 11 per cent stake in the American animation studio. She is responsible for the world’s first 4D cinema As a true cinephile, Miky set up CJ E&M within her family’s CJ Group. The subsidiary covers film production and distribution, music management and more, making Miky a powerhouse entertainment mogul in South Korea. One particular triumph is CGV Cinemas, which can be found across Asia and the United States. It is responsible for giving South Korea its first multiplex cinema in 1998, as well as 4DX, the world’s first 4D cinema. If you want to be a K-pop idol, she’s the person to know A.C.E with LA Reid and Miky Lee. This is surreal pic.twitter.com/4aON4RMlSu — Jess ¹⁰⁰⁰ (@oceanjvn) February 10, 2020 Any K-pop fan worth their salt will know of Mnet, the South Korean music channel, and the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), that has helped give K-pop idols a regional platform since 1999. Oscars 2020: the worst and best dressed celebrities on the red carpet Mnet is also owned by Miky’s CJ E&M company. Miky’s entertainment company also has a music school, M Academy, which trains the next generation of K-pop idols. In 2019, it announced it would be “starting afresh” with Sandfactory, another famous K-pop school. If you plan on becoming the next Oscar-winning director or K-pop icon, it wouldn’t hurt to have Miky’s number on speed dial. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .