Frances Doel

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Frances Doel was writer and story editor, notable for her long association with Roger Corman.

Doel was head of the script department at New World Pictures; Jon Davison said that at one stage Doel "wrote just about every first draft of every picture" at New World.[1]

Corman met Doel when looking for an assistant in the mid-1960s. He contacted a tutor at Oxford University and asked him who his finest student was; the tutor suggested Doel.[2]

Corman liked to recruit writers from the world of novels and short stories rather than movies and TV, and relied on Doel to make recommendations. She helped discover John Sayles.[3][4]

In the early 1980s Doel worked at Orion Pictures as an executive.

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  1. ^ Chris Nashawaty, Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen and Candy Stripe Nurses - Roger Corman: King of the B Movie, Abrams, 2013 p 130
  2. ^ Roger Corman & Jim Jerome, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never lost a Dime, Muller, 1990 p 124
  3. ^ Interview with John Sayles at The Hollywood 2 March 2008 accessed 11 June 2012
  4. ^ 'Interview with Frances Doel' at Derek Castle's 1982 Screenplay Sales Directory reproduced in Temple of Schlock 11 August 2001 accessed 11 June 2012

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