Charles E. Sellier Jr.

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Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
Charles E. Sellier Jr. founder and president of Grizzly Adams Productions, Inc., was an acclaimed producer, writer and director in the independent film industry. Sellier skillfully pioneered market testing and "four-walling"--renting a theater to show his films, thereby enabling him to keep all the profits for himself--garnered him the distinction of having more pictures in the Top 50 independent grossers than any other independent producer in the 1970s. Sellier's techniques enabled him to achieve a commanding 52% success rate in the domestic theatrical market, during a time when the major studios only averaged one in seven. Read more...