Michael Sun Lee is a Korean-American writer based in New York. After studying art at Yale, he worked as an animator for MTV, Nickelodeon, and SYFY before he pivoted to screenwriting through UCLA’s Professional Program. In 2013, he won Grand Prize in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency’s Column Contest by writing semi-fictional satire about life as an Apple Genius. His TV pilot Trolling was a finalist in the 2016 New York Screenplay Contest, his TV pilot The Natives was a semi-finalist in the 2017 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest, his play BAEv2.0 was a quarter-finalist in the 2018 Screencraft Stage Play Contest, and his TV pilot PRNX was a semi-finalist in the 2018 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest. In 2019, he was selected for the Writers Guild of America East’s Made in New York TV Writers Fellowship and mentored by Melissa James Gibson. He is an avid theatergoer, studies jiu jitsu even though his dad – a Vietnam vet – totally thinks taekwondo is better, and founded the Hot Prospects, a now five-year-old Brooklyn book club for reading tv pilots. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and two bi-racial daughters currently waging an all-out campaign to get a dog.