He would probably hate to call them "rules," but there's a new interview with Time Out London's David Jenkins, in which Charlie offers some of his thoughts on the screenwriting trade. If you've been keeping up with Rock 'n' Roll for the past few years, not a lot of this will be new to you. But he does talk about the possibility of a TV series:
I have written a pilot that might get made. If it did, I would take the time to run that show and make it in to a series. It would be something for HBO, but quite an intimate show that I could be quite autonomous with. I don't want a huge writing staff and those giant production issues.' (Source)
And Frank or Francis:
I'd have to say I don't really have any idea how we're going to do it. I've been pretty good at keeping logistics away from the writing process. It's important when you're writing to not bridle yourself with pragmatic concerns. The movie I'm about to do has got a lot of scenes and a lot of characters. And the scope of it and the world it inhabits is very, very large. In the broadest possible sense, it's about online film criticism, but as usual, the world that I'm writing about is not necessarily the world that I'm writing about. It's just a place to set it. There's a lot in there about the internet and anger: cultural, societal and individual anger. And isolation in this particular age we live in. And competition: it's about the idea of people in this world wanting to be seen.
The interview was done to promote Charlie's appearance at the BAFTA BFI Screenwriting Lectures at BFI Southbank on Fri Sept 30, which we've mentioned here previously.