Frances Doel was writer and story editor, notable for her long association with Roger Corman. She was head of the script department at New World Pictures. 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.
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.
- Big Bad Mama (1974)
- Crazy Mama (1975)
- Deathsport (1978)
- Avalanche (1978)
- Raptor (2001)
- Dinocroc (2004)
- Supergator (2007)
- Dinoshark (2010)
- Interview with John Sayles at The Hollywood Interview.com 2 March 2008 accessed 11 June 2012
- 'Interview with Frances Doel' at Derek Castle's 1982 Screenplay Sales Directory reproduced in Temple of Schlock 11 August 2001 accessed 11 June 2012
- Roger Corman & Jim Jerome, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never lost a Dime, Muller, 1990 p 124