About

In The Family Productions, LLCIn the Family Productions, LLC was founded by Wallace Sears and W. David Sears, Jr. Together they have more than 50-years of Entertainment Business experience in motion pictures, television, radio and print media. Both have received recognition and awards. Principal Partner Wallace Sears worked for 16 years with the Walt Disney Company as a writer for the Animation Department, Producer / Director and in Marketing. Upon returning to Alabama he was the creative force behind Public Television’s winning 6 Regional Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. W. David Sears, Jr. has produced for #1 rated television and radio programs in a Top 50 ADI Neilson market.

Wallace Sears

Image 8-22-15 at 4.48 PMProducer / Director

Wallace Sears is an Alabama native who has been involved in the broadcasting and film industry for over 40 years.

A graduate of the University of Alabama with a BA in Mass Communications, he worked for eight years writing, reporting and anchoring newscasts at WSFA-TV, in Montgomery. His programs were among the top rated for viewers in the market.

For 16 years he worked with the Walt Disney Company in Lake Buena Vista, Florida writing for the animated film unit, and producing programming shown in the theme parks and on national television. He supervised editorial news photo coverage and worked with visiting photographers and writers for Time, Newsweek, Southern Living, Fortune, Forbes, National Geographic Traveler, and numerous newspapers, magazines and TV entities.

He was involved in the grand opening of Epcot Center, the Disney-MGM Studios, hotels and resort facilities. He also was a key manager in the events and activities surrounding the world premier of “Dick Tracy”, starring Warren Beatty, Madonna and Dustin Hoffman and the grand opening of EuroDisney.

In 1996 Wallace returned home to Alabama, founding a publishing company with contracts for the NFL, NCAA, U.S. Olympic Committee, and the International Olympic Committee. He also was the official publisher for the Masters commemorative book for Augusta National Golf Course.

Previously, Wallace was the Vice President of Creative Media and Marketing for Alabama Public Television winning six Regional Emmy Awards.

why Muscle Shoals?

Anyone who was someone in the Music Business recorded in Muscle Shoals during the 1960s and 1970s.

Aretha Franklin cut her first Gold Record in Muscle Shoals.

Bob Dylan cut his first Grammy-winning Record in Muscle Shoals.

Lynyrd Skynyrd started their recording career in Muscle Shoals, Alabama which is documented in their hit “Sweet Home Alabama” paying tribute to the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section — or “Swampers”.

AND….the Rolling Stones’ first American Recording Studio was in Muscle Shoals, Alabama — where they recorded “Brown Sugar”, “Wild Horses” and “You Better Move”.

The list of artists includes: Wilson Pickett, Cher, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, The Osmonds, Staple Singers, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Leon Russell, Percy Sledge and many, many more.

 

Our First Project

SWEET HOME ALABAMA, the Music of Muscle Shoals

Genre Documentary
Studio TBD
Short Description Told through interviews, archival film footage, still photos and music clips featuring the creative forces and eccentric talents who recorded some of the most enduring and influential music of all time.
Starring The musicians of Muscle Shoals
Directed By Wallace Sears
Screenplay By Terry Pace & Robert Palmer
Produced By Wallace Sears
Website SweetHomeAlabamaDocumentary.com