Maggie Lee is the Chief Asia Film Critic for American film publication, Variety. Lee joined Variety in 2012 after serving as the Asia chief critic for the Hollywood Reporter (2007–2012). Since 2002, she has been living and working in Japan, first as the project manager and programmer for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, then as a programming consultant for Tokyo Film Festival. She is also the programming consultant for Vancouver Film Festival. As curator and editor, she has worked with the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Hong Kong Film Archive, and Cinematheque National Museum of Singapore. She also mentors young critics and directors at film workshops. In 2010, she received an award from the Busan International Film Festival and Korean Film Press Assn. for her contribution to Korean cinema.