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Producer Alison Owen says it is “crazy to say the internet is going to kill off movies”.Scroll down for full speech

Alison Owen, managing director of Ruby Film and Television, has used her keynote speech at the BFI London Film Festival to defend the art of movie storytelling and play down the threat of the internet.

Speaking at the Curzon Soho this afternoon, Owen said: “There’s many a Cassandra touting the death of the movie industry. But is that true?

“It is crazy to say the internet is going to kill off movies… The problem is not technology per se but the management of that technology – and the lack of a pervasive business model.”

Using YouTube clips such as “Charlie bit my finger”, Owen said such content was “incredibly simple” and that “people still want good stories”.

“As digital comes of age, there’s going to be more and more demand for content,” she said.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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