Selection of release fliers and photographs from the William Selig papers. "Colonel" William N. Selig (1864-1948) was an American producer active in film from 1896 to 1938. He founded the Selig Polyscope Company and co-founded the Motion Picture Patents Company. Selig was awarded a 1947 Special Academy Award for being a pioneer in the developing art of motion pictures. Read more about the William Selig papers.