Lee has more than 40 years experience in the media industry, and has worked exclusively for himself or his own companies since 1987. As a publisher, he founded the Auto Classic newspaper in 1989 and subsequently freelanced for The Independent and the Daily Express. He wrote his first feature film screenplay in 1999 and went on to found Soho Films in 2003, with offices in London and LA, and then Soho Film & Media Ltd two years later. Lee helped produce a number of feature and short films before becoming an agent in 2009 through SFM Management - initially for producers and directors - before expanding to handle his growing list of actors in what is now The SFM Agency. In 2011 he acquired the London-based talent agency Actors International Ltd and since 2012 has split his time between London and Vienna with offices in both capitals.