Film and Production APPG

The film and production industry plays an important role in Watford, with the world famous Warner Bros. Studio Tour and the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden both in Dean's constituency.


Dean has been actively representing the industry since being elected and is proud to be leading the Film and Production All Party Parliamentary Group which aims to support the resilience and relevance of the film and production industry In the UK for audiences, society and industry.


The APPG also engages MP's to showcase the importance of the film and production industry at an international, national and local level.

Dean Russell MP at Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden with Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for DCMS.j

In Parliament: Dean's Mission Impossible

Dean thanked DCMS for their support in ensuring the movie Mission Impossible and other films across the film industry could begin filming during COVID restrictions.

During the first lockdown Dean was asked to help the Mission Impossible movie producers ensure filming could continue at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.  Dean successfully organised for Tom Cruise to virtually meet with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to share the importance of keeping the movie industry filming to the UK economy.


Dean's intervention led to specific film and production industry rules during COVID which countries around the world soon followed. His actions subsequently meant the global film industry could continue to make movies and TV shows safely - saving jobs in Watford and around the World.