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Tora Chung

Tora Chung

HR & Operations Manager

Modus Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area, us

Experienced HR Manager & Film Producer/Coordinator with strong writing and project managing background transitioning to Operations, Communications and Content Marketing.

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Modus, Inc.

HR & Operations Manager

Click to edit position descriptionIn my HR capacity, I manage:
• Recruiting, on-boarding and benefits
• Employee engagement and relations
• Training and development
Under the Operations umbrella falls:
• Organizational structure, process creation/improvement, and resource management
• Communications, branding and marketing
• Events and special projects

Scary Cow Film Collective (member)

Producer

For short narrative films "One Good Egg" (Audience Award winner @ Scary Cow Film Festival 2014), "Make It Go Away", and currently "Wasp-men From Mars!"
Strategized content marketing (video, blog, social media, EPK), media and community outreach with crowd funding campaign team toward successfully reaching fundraising goals.
Oversaw all aspects of production.

Constellation Brands

Human Resources Coordinator - Sales & Marketing

Managed the set-up, implementation and launch of the company’s first ATS. Created workflow chart, manual and FAQ, identified best practices, designed reports, and trained the HR team.
Coordinated interviews, initiated job offers and processed new hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations.
Assisted in the creation of the company’s first comprehensive on-boarding program.

Joyus,com

Production Coordinator

Coordinated the production of Joyus' 60+ videos per month for e-commerce site.
Lead under-staffed team from being behind on deliverables to being 1 week ahead. Offered full-time permanent position from contract position.
Created procedure manual and successful proposal to upper management to increase headcount and improve workflow.

MyBabyTales.com

Commercial Director

Directed animated commercial for website/YouTube.
Strategized with client on marketing goals and video concept.
Developed content to final script stage.
Created storyboards on which to base the final animation.

"Asian Arrow IV: Back From Sheboygan" & "Laundromance"

Producer

Produced short films for the 48 Hour Film Project, placed in the Top 10 and won Audience Award.
Oversaw all aspects of production.

Columbia Pictures / "Superbad" / "Pineapple Express"

Assistant to Producer

Assisted Producer Dara Weintraub on the Judd Apatow produced feature films "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express".
• Wrote correspondence on behalf of Producer to stakeholders, including various studio department, and served as liaison with production office.
• Researched third party footage and copyright issues.

Turkey Ranch Productions / "Dead Write"

Production Coordinator

Coordinated indie feature film "Dead Write" (formerly "Rodeo Girl").
• Created procedure manual and wrote cast contracts.
• Compiled crew and cast lists, processed insurance and Workers’ Comp. claims.
• Supervised production assistants, oversaw distribution of paperwork, and managed office space.

Warner Bros. / ImageMovers / "Beowulf"

Assistant to Producer

Assisted Producer Steve Starkey on Robert Zemeckis's motion capture feature film "Beowulf".
• Wrote correspondence on behalf of Producer and served as liaison with production office.
• Researched third party footage and copyright issues.
• Coordinated Producer’s schedule for multiple projects, and maintained database.

Warner Bros. / "Superman Returns" / "Syriana" / "In the Land of Women"

Assistant Production Coordinator (APOC)

On the feature films "Superman Returns", "Syriana" and "In the Land of Women".
• Created procedure manual and wrote cast contracts.
• Generated daily production reports, scheduled and coordinated meetings.
• Compiled crew and cast lists, processed insurance and Workers’ Comp. claims.
• Supervised production assistants, oversaw distribution of paperwork, managed office space.

Bob Yari Productions / "Even Money"

Assistant Production Coordinator (APOC)

On indie feature film "Even Money" (formerly "JumpShot").
• Created procedure manual and wrote cast contracts.
• Generated daily production reports, scheduled and coordinated meetings.
• Compiled crew and cast lists, processed insurance and Workers’ Comp. claims.
• Supervised production assistants, oversaw distribution of paperwork, and managed office space.

Columbia Pictures / "Spanglish" / "Monster House"

Production Secretary

On James L. Brooks' feature film "Spanglish" and Robert Zemeckis's motion capture film "Monster House".
• Created procedure manual and wrote cast contracts.
• Generated daily production reports, scheduled and coordinated meetings.
• Compiled crew and cast lists, processed insurance and Workers’ Comp. claims.

American Zoetrope / "Francis Cooks for North Beach"

Event Producer/Coordinator

Produced/coordinated "Francis Cooks for North Beach, Part II", a successful annual fundraiser for the non-profit North Beach Citizens, hosted by Francis Ford Coppola.
• Strategize on event marketing tools and outreach to successfully reach fundraising goals.
• Managed vendor, donor and volunteer logistics for fundraiser dinner.

Monsoon Entertainment / "The Assassination of Richard Nixon"

Assistant Production Coordinator (APOC) / Travel Coordinator

On indie feature film "The Assassination of Richard Nixon".
• Coordinated all travel arrangements for cast and crew, including air travel (private and commercial), vehicle rentals, and accommodations.
• Prepared purchase orders and reviewed billing for approval.

University of California, Bekeley

Comparative Literature & Film Studies

Smith College

Comparative Literature & Film Studies