Birmingham Historical Events Initiative

You can’t learn from the past unless you know what happened in the past, and then find the courage to create better tomorrows.


As President of Sims Productions, LLC., I along with a team of talented professionals from the film, history, and entertainment worlds are identifying people, incidents, and activities from Alabama’s history and telling their stories to a new generation.

We often forget that in our day to day busy world actions and attitudes are often shaped by past events.  By exploring these moments in history, documenting them, and learning from them we are better prepared to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

A number of projects are on the drawing board, and over the next few months, we will be sharing highlights of these activities and create opportunities for community involvement.

We invite you to follow us on this journey as we bring these many projects to life.

Mark Sims

Sims Productions, LLC
111 1st Avenue East
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
(205) 960-1345

Our Leadership Team

Mark Sims

Executive Producer

Mark is a high-performance executive with 25 years of healthcare management and finance experience. Additionally, he has an in-depth knowledge of long term healthcare operations at all levels and has continually demonstrated proficiency in staffing, budgeting, and program management. Read More

Edie Hand


Edie Hand is a speaker, businesswoman, media personality, filmmaker, and mom. She has authored, co-authored, or assisted in the development of more than 20 books. Her personal titles include inspirational books, cookbooks, and novellas. Edie has starred in national commercials, daytime television soaps, and has hosted numerous radio and television shows.  Read More


Dave Johnson

Writer/Director:  Pursuit Of Justice

In the two-plus decades he has worked in Hollywood, Dave has created, produced, written, or directed nearly a half-billion dollars’ worth of entertainment. He has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s top names (including teaming up with Steven Spielberg to Co-Create and Executive Produce DreamWorks’ premier television production – the ABC hit drama, High Incident). Read More

Joan Considine Johnson

Writer:  Pursuit Of Justice

Joan has worked for such networks as NBC, FOX and Nickelodeon and companies including Mattel, Touchstone and Disney. In addition, she was one of 13 writers chosen from 3000 applicants to receive a Walt Disney Writing Fellowship and is an alumna of the prestigious Warner Bros. Writers Program and AFI’s TV Writing Workshop. Having been involved in creating hundreds . . .
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