Green light has been given to resume filming the latest Mission Impossible films at the Warner Bros Studios in Watford.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has told Tom Cruise he can restart filming Mission Impossible films due to new quarantine conditions.
The news has been welcomed by Watford’s MP who put the Hollywood Icon in contact with neighbouring MP Oliver Dowden following outreach from the producers of the movies.
Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, is understood to have spoken to Mr Cruise last week about how the new exemption would allow filming of Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 to resume at the studios.
Studios Leavesden said: “we want the industry to bounce back and exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again.”
Mr Dowden added: “I was pleased to work with the local Watford MP on this. He has shown to be a committed advocate for his constituents along with the entertainment and arts industry. He was instrumental in ensuring filming of Mission Impossible could resume fully.”
Following the announcement, Watford MP Dean Russell said: “When Tom Cruise’s team reached out for my assistance, I was keen to help as I know how important the film industry is to my constituency.
“It is fantastic that some of the world’s biggest blockbusters are shot on our doorstep. The Studios are an asset to our town, not just as an employer, but as a major attraction that brings in so much revenue so I wanted to do whatever I could to help the industry bounce back.
“This is excellent news not just for film lovers but the thousands of people that are employed across the screen industries and the sectors it supports.”
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