As we slowly return to a semblance of normalcy from the global lockdowns that were enforced to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the UK government has announced certain plans to exempt “small numbers of essential cast and crew” from its 14-day travel quarantine in a bid to streamline production and resume work on movies, Indiewire reports.
This includes leading actors like Tom Cruise who is working on Mission Impossible 7 and Mission Impossible 8 at the Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, near London.
“New exemption from quarantine rules for filmmakers means we can start making the world’s best blockbusters again,” said British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden who spoke with Cruise about production plans on the two movies.
“Our creativity, expertise, and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are an in-demand location that, in turn, delivers a great return for our economy,” Dowden added. “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.”
Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion will also resume filming alongside Mission Impossible. “Today’s immensely welcome news is also a clear recognition of the importance of the film and high-end TV inward investment sector to the UK’s economy,” said Adrian Wooton, chief executive of the British Film Commission, according to Indiewire.